Once he wraps the fourth season of “Fargo”, that show’s creator will begin work on his recently-announced “Star Trek” movie.
Nothing is known about the project, only that the most recent crew of the Enterprise may not be involved. Hawley essentially confirmed the change-of-guard in an interview with Deadline today :
“I have my own take on Star Trek and going back to what I loved about the series Next Generation, when a lot of franchises focus on ‘might makes right’, Star Trek is about exploration and humanity at its best, and diversity and creative problem solving. There’s nothing better than that moment when William Shatner puts on his reading glasses and lowers Khan’s shields. It doesn’t cost anything. But it’s that triumphant feeling about smarting your enemy. For me it’s about to getting to those elements of the show. I don’t necessarily find action in and of itself interesting unless it’s story. So, it’s early days, I’m still talking with Paramount and I have a take and I gotta write a script.”
The new film likely won’t connect to the current “Trek” TV shows that are on.
“There isn’t a mandate from Paramount to connect it. And on some levels, there’s a bit of the wall, the TV version and the film version.”
Still, Hawley insists he will be talking to the powers-that-be on the various shows and doing his prep.
“I have my own story and want to make sure as I did with Fargo and Legion that I’m respectful to the underlying material. That I’m not unintentionally changing things that people love or feel passionate about. So, it’s important to do that research as I go,” he said.