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'Jessica Jones' Pilot Director in Talks for 'Star Trek 4': Report

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(Image credit: Paramount Pictures)

S.J. Clarkson is in talks to direct Paramount Pictures' "Star Trek 4," according to The Hollywood Reporter. The studio reportedly wants a female director for the position.

J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay have already completed the film's script, according to the Hollywood trade. The movie would be seperate from Quentin Tarantino's potential "Star Trek" movie, which reportedly will be a different timeline that the current movie series.

One potential stumbling block in a future "Star Trek" film with the current movie cast is that all of the principal actors are no longer under contract with the studio.

"Star Trek 4" was originally announced just days before "Star Trek Beyond's" 2016 release, with a story of Chris Pine's James T. Kirk crossing paths with dead father, played by the returning Chris Hemsworth.

No release date for "Star Trek 4" has been announced.

Originally published on Newsarama.

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Chris Arrant
Newsarama Senior Editor

Newsarama Senior Editor Chris Arrant has covered comic book news for Space.com sister site Newsarama since 2003, and has also written for USA Today, Life, Entertainment Weekly, Publisher's Weekly, Marvel Entertainment, TOKYOPOP, AdHouse Books, Cartoon Brew, Bleeding Cool, Comic Shop News and CBR. He is the author of the book "Modern Masters: Cliff Chiang," co-authored "Art of Spider-Man Classic," and contributed to Dark Horse/Bedside Press' anthology "Pros and (Comic) Cons." He has acted as a judge for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, the Harvey Awards and the Stan Lee Awards. Chris is a member of the American Library Association's Graphic Novel & Comics Round Table. (He/him)