Star Trek 4 Loses Director Matt Shakman for 2023 Movie – The Hollywood Reporter


Filmmaker Matt Shakman is now not boldly going into the Star Trek galaxy.

Shakman, who was set to helm a Trek film for Paramount, has dropped out on account of scheduling points as he’s leaping to Fantastic Four for Marvel Studios. The film was a prime precedence on the Melrose Avenue-based studio and was dated for a Dec. 22, 2023 launch.

“Matt Shakman is an incredibly talented filmmaker, and we regret the timing didn’t align for him to direct our upcoming Star Trek film,” Paramount Pictures stated in a press release. “We are grateful for his many contributions, are excited about the creative vision of this next chapter and look forward to bringing it to audiences all around world.”

Shakman got here up on this planet of TV, most just lately incomes acclaim for Marvel’s Emmy-winning sequence WandaVision. He earlier reduce his enamel on It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia earlier than transferring on to Game of Thrones. The success of Wandavision (the present earned a whopping 24 Emmy nominations and gained three whereas additionally changing into a popular culture fixture final 12 months) made him one of many huge, in-demand administrators on the town. The filmmaker boarded the Star Trek film in the summertime of 2021. The most up-to-date model of the script comes from Josh Friedman and Cameron Squires, working from a draft from Lindsey Beer and Geneva Robertson-Dworet.

The subsequent Trek film has lengthy been in improvement, with Paramount hoping to reunite Chris Pine and the crew of the rebooted Enterprise that was first launched in J.J. Abrams’ 2009 movie, Star Trek. Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldaña and John Cho are among the many stars, with the crew most just lately showing in 2016’s Star Trek Beyond.

Quentin Tarantino and Noah Hawley are amongst filmmakers who had different takes on Trek earlier than Paramount opted to go ahead with a fourth installment to the Pine sequence of movies.

A search for a brand new director will start instantly though it’s unclear at this stage whether or not the discharge date will shift.

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