SJ Clarkson To Helm Next 'Star Trek' For Paramount Pictures


The next Star Trek film will be helmed by a woman for the first time in the franchise's 50 year history.

Paramount made an announcement at CinemaCon in Las Vegas that Clarkson will direct the film, which will star Chris Hemsworth.

According to Variety, S.J. Clarkson has been tapped to direct "Star Trek 4", making her the first female to helm a film in the "Star Trek" franchise. Around the time Beyond came out, an official plot tease for Star Trek 4, but since then it had been unclear if that project was still in development, especially with the news that Quentin Tarantino has pitched his own Star Trek movie. Zachary Quinto is also set to return.

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Paramount Pictures has begun propulsion power on the fourth Star Trek film initiated by Bad Robot. One is the film that Quentin Tarantino hatched with Abrams for an R-rated Trek film. She would be working off a script that was written by J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay. The sequel follow's 2009's "Star Trek", 2013's "Star Trek: Into Darkness" and "Star Trek Beyond" in 2016.

Clarkson has mostly directed projects in the TV world, including episodes of Dexter, Orange Is The New Black, Jessica Jones and The Defenders.

Though shows like "Star Trek: Discovery" have had powerful female representation, the movies have fallen short.