The crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise will return to the big screen for another voyage, Paramount Pictures, Skydance and Bad Robot announced today.
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.
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Chris Hemsworth, who appeared in 2009’s Star Trek will return to the space saga as George Kirk to star alongside Pine.
Paramount said in a statement that “the remaining cast is expected to return”.
J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay will write the screenplay. J.J. Abrams and Lindsey Weber will produce through Bad Robot Productions. David Ellison and Dana Goldberg of Skydance will executive produce.
Star Trek, the first film in the rebooted franchise based on Star Trek, created by Gene Roddenberry, earned more than $380 million worldwide in 2009. The second installment, Star Trek Into Darkness earned more than $460 million worldwide when it opened in May 2013.
The series’ third film, Star Trek Beyond is directed by Justin Lin of the Fast and the Furious franchise and opens in cinemas on July 22.
We spoke to Lin in the latest episode of Static Podcast about diverse casting, Sulu’s relationship and fast cars, bikes and spaceships. You can catch it here.