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Speaking with Collider, Star Trek 4 writer Lindsey Anderson Beer finally clarified the current status of the long-in-development fourth installment to the J.J. Abrams-produced Star Trek film franchise. Despite its suffering from delays, Beer confirmed that the highly-anticipated project is still moving forward at Paramount Pictures.
“It is, it’s still on the tracks,” She said. “I love that project, and it was another one that I had to hop off of to direct this movie, and that was a hard thing to do. But I love that everybody involved with that project.” However, it’s currently unclear if Beer had already left Star Trek 4 in order to shift her focus on directing Pet Sematary: Bloodlines,or if her work on the project is temporarily on hold while the Paramount continues its search for a new director.
Star Trek 4’s Pre-Production Setbacks
It has already been nearly four years since Paramount Pictures confirmed the development of Star Trek 4. Since then, the project has undergone multiple creative changes including director changes. Last year, fans began doubting if Star Trek 4 would ever get made after Paramount decided to remove it from their 2023 theatrical release schedule.
In early 2022, during Paramount’s Investors Day Presentation, producer J.J. Abrams confirmed that Star Trek 4 was indeed in active development with the original cast expected to return including Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, John Cho, and Simon Pegg. As of the now, the project currently has no director attached to it yet after WandaVision’s Matt Shakman exited the movie due to scheduling conflicts with Marvel Studios’ Fantastic Four.