There Are Three Scripts in Development For STAR TREK 4
The last thing we heard about Star Trek 4 was that Quentin Tarantino came up with a story for an R-rated version of the film and the screenwriter of The Revenant, Mark L. Smith came on board to write it. Now we have learned from Star Trek star Zachary Quinto that there are also two other scripts that are in development, so I guess Paramount Pictures is looking to keep their option open.
While speaking with Entertainment Tonight Canada the actor revealed:
"First of all, I think there’s a couple of scripts. Because there was a script being written before Quentin Tarantino came up with his idea for a potential film. And so I think they are kind of developing more than one. So I don’t know what is going to happen. Quentin is off doing another movie.
"So, I feel like we are in a state of anticipation. All of us are really excited about the idea of working with Quentin on a Trek film, but I know Simon Pegg and Doug Jung, who wrote the last film, are writing a script and there are another set of writers writing a script. So I don’t know. I don’t know what’s going to happen.”
That other script was being written by J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay and we know that one involved a time-travel plot in which we would have seen Chris Hemsworth return to reprise his role of George Kirk, the father of Jim Kirk. This was what the press release stated:
In the next installment of the epic space adventure, Chris Pine’s Captain Kirk will cross paths with a man he never had a chance to meet, but whose legacy has haunted him since the day he was born: his father.
I have no idea if Tarantino concept will follow this plot outline of if it will end up being something completely different. I liked that concept, and I've also been excited about Tarantino taking on a Star Trek film and I hope that we get to see his vision realized on the big screen.
If there are three scripts that the studio has to choose from, though, anything can happen. It all depends on the direction that J.J. Abrams and the studio executive want to see the franchise go next. What would you like to see happen with Star Trek 4?
Via: Dark Horizons