British director S.J. Clarkson has reportedly entered talks to helm the next installment in the “Star Trek” film series reports THR. Should the deal go through she would be the first woman to helm a film in the ‘Trek’ franchise.
Earlier this week Paramount Pictures said two new “Star Trek” films were in development at the studio with best guesses being a fourth installment of the current Chris Pine-led reboot film series, and a standalone film which Quentin Tarantino is involved in.
That guess is looking more and more likely as the one Clarkson is in talks for is the fourth Pine/Quinto movie which again will be produced by J.J. Abrams and boasts a script by J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay. The studio does not have acting deals with the cast members so fresh contracts would have to be drawn up.
Clarkson directed the pilot for Netflix’s “Jessica Jones” series, most recently directed the entire runs of the mini-series “Collateral” and “Love, Nina,” and has had extensive experience in TV including work on shows like “Life on Mars,” “Dexter,” “Bates Motel,” “Banshee,” “Vinyl,” “Orange Is the New Black,” “TURN,” “Heroes,” “Ugly Betty,” “House,” “Smash,” “The Bridge” and “The Defenders”.
Source: Heat Vision