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Star Trek Origin Story Feature Announced at CinemaCon

April 12, 2024 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris
Star Trek Origin Logo Image Credit: Paramount Pictures

Paramount Pictures confirmed that a new live-action Star Trek feature is in the works during Thursday’s (April 11) studio presentation at the 2024 CinemaCon in Las Vegas, for which 411Mania was on hand. During the announcement by company president and CEO Brian Robbins, the film was touted as an untitled Star Trek Origin Story, which will be directed by Toby Haynes (Black Mirror, Andor) and written by Seth Grahame-Smith (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, The LEGO Batman Movie).

Paramount is targeting a 2025-2026 release for the still-untitled film. Described as an origin story, the film will be set decades before the events of the 2009 JJ Abrams feature.

Meanwhile, a fourth installment of the other Star Trek film series featuring the Enterprise crew led by Captain Kirk (Chris Pine) starting with JJ Abrams’ Star Trek in 2009 has gone through many starts and stops. Variety reported in March that Steven Yockey (The Flight Attendant) had been tapped to write a new script for the planned sequel. However, Paramount has failed to get the sequel off the ground since it was first announced shortly before the release of Star Trek Beyond in 2016, and it’s since gone through multiple directors and writers.

Meanwhile, Star Trek has undergone a revitalization as of late with multiple successful live-action and animated TV shows, including Star Trek: Discovery, Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, and Star Trek: Lower Decks. Discovery recently debuted its fifth and final season earlier this month on Paramount+.