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Star Trek 4 was just killed!

The crew of the Enterprise to return the ship to base. Indefinitely.

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It was reported this morning that S.J Clarkson had been tapped to direct and executive produce the pilot of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” prequel. Very nice score for the “Defenders” and “Jessica Jones” helmer, right?

Well, yes, of course, it’s gotta pay well and the profile will get a real boost from the association with such a popular TV series… but the untitled prequel isn’t the passion project Clarkson had been hoping to spend the year working on.

The British film and TV director had been working on a fourth “Star Trek” film with Paramount and producer J.J Abrams, the first since the fantastic but floundering “Star Trek Beyond” (2016), since winning the gig last year. But seems the pricey space jaunt is giving the studio too many headaches – there’s been script issues, a writer’s room full of indecision, and last August, Chris Pine and Chris Hemsworth, who had been expected to star in Clarkson’s film, fell out over money. So, according to Deadline, “Star Trek 4” is off…. and so Clarkson was forced to find another job.

Paramount can’t seem to figure out what they want to do with the “Trek” film franchise.  They’ve a bunch of different scenarios they’ve been considering for the fourth film – a two-hander with Chris Pine and Chris Hemsworth as James and George Kirk, an R-rated standalone which Quentin Tarantino wants to write, and so on – but they can’t seem to settle on an idea. They’re shooting too high, me thinks. Too ambitious. Too scared whatever they do won’t break the sound barrier. “Beyond” worked so well because it stripped the franchise back to its basic bones – it was just a splendidly exciting space adventure. Sure, I understand it didn’t make the money the studio would’ve liked, but that’s got less to do with the plot and cast than it has the brand itself – it could be that “Trek” is still very much just a more niche brand, particularly if Paramount’s brass is expecting “Star Wars” results from it. Chalk and cheese.

Poster for “Star Trek Beyond”

So, will we ever see another “Trek” movie? Yes, of course, Paramount aren’t going to let the brand gather dust too for too long. It just mightn’t be the “Trek” you expect to see, or want to see, when it does return to the big screen in a few years’ time. And by that, I mean that we may have seen the last of the “Trek” cast as we know it – Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana, John Cho, Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg and so on – and the JJ Abrams’ linked yarns, that kicked off in 2009.  If the studio keeps going back and forwards on the aforesaid project, it’s pretty clear they’re not confident they can make any money on another film that follows “Beyond” – and that may mean they start from scratch again. Just as any studio would if their superhero franchises start to wane.

Maybe we’ll get a new “Next Generation” prequel movie, next – Tom Hardy could probably fit in a Picard reprisal between “Venom” movies.

Tom Hardy as Picard in “Star Trek : Nemesis”

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Clueless cast reunite to celebrate 25th Anniversary!

Alicia SIlverstone, Paul Rudd, Breckin Meyer and Donald Faison were present

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The cast of ’90s gem “Clueless” reunited at C2E2 at McCormick Place Saturday afternoon to share memories of working on the now 25-year-old comedy classic.

While a couple of cast members were noticeably absent (specifically, Stacey Dash, who played Dionne, and the late, wonderful Brittany Murphy, who left us in 2009), the 2,800 seat hall did get to spend quality time with Alicia Silverstone, Paul Rudd, Breckin Meyer and Donald Faison.

While most of the cast had understandably aged, Rudd seems to be stuck in time.

“I’m 80 years old on the inside.” He pointed to his chest: “In here, pure darkness — and a little moisturizer.”

“They had to knock on Paul’s trailer an hour early because he had to finish sucking the lifeblood out of babies”, said Meyer, who played skateboarder Travis in the film.

While the audience seemed to be gunning for solid word on some sort of sequel, the cast reiterated that the film is  – sadly – going to be rebooted… without them.

Check out some of the pics from the panel :

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Junkie XL scoring new Terminator

The film reunites the artist with “Deadpool” director Tim Miller

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Junkie XL, the famed movie musicsmith who provided the audio backdrop for such films as “Alita : Battle Angel” and “Mad Max : Fury Road”, will compose “Terminator : Dark Fate”.

The film reunites the artist aka Tom Holkenborg with his ‘Deadpool’ director Tim Miller, as well as “Alita” producer James Cameron.

“It’s great to be working on another project with Tim,” Holkenborg said in a statement to THR. “The original Terminators were such iconic movies, and having James back as a producer with Tim directing is an amazing dream team. It’s going to be a fantastic movie to be part of.”

The Miller-directed “Terminator” reboot, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton, releases November 1.

Official First Look at the Women of the New TERMINATOR (from left to right) Natalia Reyes as “Dani Ramos,” Mackenzie Davis as “Grace,” Linda Hamilton as “Sarah Connor”

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Avengers‘ Idris Elba set for another comic book movie

Actor recently signed to play Deadshot in James Gunn’s “The Suicide Squad”

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“Thor” and “Avengers” alum Idris Elba is in final negotiations to star in “Mouse Guard”, Fox’s adaptation of the Boom! Studios comic.

Wes Ball (“The Maze Runner”) will direct the film, also featuring Andy Serkis and Thomas Brodie-Sangster, which has been described as “Game of Thrones with mice”.

Shot in motion capture with WETA providing visual effects, “Mouse Guard” is a set in a medieval world and tells of an order of mice who are the sworn protectors of their realm. Enemies range from predators such as foxes and eagles to other rodents.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Elba will play Celanawe, an Obi-Wan Kenobi-like figure who was once a legendary champion and now thought long gone.

Serkis is the villain of the piece, the Guard’s blacksmith known as Midnight who turns against it. Brodie-Sangster is Lieam, one of the Guard’s newest and youngest members who will be called upon to prove his bravery.

Matt Reeves, director of the upcoming ‘Batman’ reboot, is producing the film.

In addition to his roles in the Marvel cinematic universe, Elba recently signed to play Deadshot in James Gunn’s reboot of DC title “Suicide Squad”.

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