Chris Pine ‘Excited’ to Return to Star Trek (But He’s Still Waiting for a Script)

A few weeks ago, Paramount announced a bunch of new shows and movies on the horizon, including a fourth star trek film starring Chris Pine (Captain Kirk), Zachary Quinto (Spock) and Zoe Saldaña (Uhura). “We are delighted to say that we are working hard on a new star trek film which will be shot by the end of the year and which will feature our original cast,” said producer JJ Abrams.

It surely thrilled fans who had been waiting for a new movie for a long time. Star Trek Beyond in 2016, but there was a catch: Apparently the cast members — some of them, at least — had no idea this announcement was coming.

Since then, they seem to have returned, although there are still a lot of hurdles to clear before filming can begin. They need a story, to begin with.

The fourth star trek the shooting of the film begins soon… but there is no script yet

“I’m thrilled,” Pine said recently. the AP on the movie. “I mean, it’s the best concert ever. [I’m] can’t wait to read a script, can’t wait to get back to work, can’t wait to see the rest of the gang. Yeah.”

That note — that the movie is happening but the actors haven’t been given a script — was something Pine echoed while speaking to Variety. “We’re usually the last to know, but I know we’re all excited,” he said. “Whenever they want to send us a script, we’re ready for that… We haven’t seen a script. I do not know.

One more note, entertainment tonight:

I know we are all excited to come back and would love to come back. It’s a close-knit family. We’ve been working together for fifteen years…I think we’re ready to get back to work and excited to see a script, whenever it should happen and excited for Matt [Shakman] to direct it and excited to work.

So this is good news and bad news. There is another star trek upcoming movie, but it’s supposed to shoot in less than a year and there’s still no script. We wonder if Paramount made the announcement hoping to raise the hype and thought they could fill in the details later. Hope it works for them.

star trek 4or whatever it’s called, is due out on December 22, 2023. You can currently see Pine in the spy thriller All the old knives.

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