Though initially hot for his proposal (new crew, new adventures… fresh start), Paramount’s interest in a Noah Hawley-conceived “Star Trek” movie has seemingly wanted.
Speaking to Deadline, the “Fargo” godfather said new studio brass aren’t as gung-ho for his take. Unlike other Trek proposals, his film wouldn’t share a link with previous instalments.
“I think when Emma [Watts] came in, she took a look at the franchise and wanted to go in a different direction with it. But you know, life is long, we were very close to production but in this business that doesn’t mean much. You got to get out of the gate to be in the race if you know what I mean.”
Gotta wonder whether the studio is leaning again towards the “Star Trek” idea that had Chris Pine’s Captain Kirk teaming with his late father, George Kirk, played by Chris Hemsworth? It is a tasty idea, after all. That one went sideways a couple of years ago because of monetary issues but I’m sure a trip to the bank could easily fix that ish. There’s also a Quentin Tarantino pitch that’s raised an eyebrow over at Paramount, so it’s not like they haven’t got options. Safest bet though? a sequel to the J.J Abrams’ run of films.