‘Fargo’, ‘Legion’ Creator Noah Hawley In Talks to Write and Direct the Next ‘Star Trek’ Sequel

Noah Hawley is currently in talks to take over the next “Star Trek” film, which is expected to serve as a sequel to the previous three movies starring Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto…

There may soon be a new captain at the head of the Starship Enterprise.

Noah Hawley — best known as the creator behind series such as “Fargo” and “Legion” — is in talks to take over as the writer and director for the next “Star Trek” sequel in a franchise that was originally relaunched by J.J. Abrams.

Hawley’s production company, 26 Keys, is expected to spearhead the project alongside Abrams’ Bad Robot with the original cast including Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg and Karl Urban likely to return.

While Hawley is expected to write and direct the upcoming fourth film in the “Star Trek” series, another movie is still in development from director Quentin Tarantino with a screenplay by “The Revenant” writer Mark L. Smith. That film is expected to have an “R” rating with Tarantino enthusiastically ready to tackle the project.

The most recent “Star Trek” sequel was “Star Trek Beyond”, which opened in 2016 and pulled in just over $343 million at the box office.

H/T: Deadline

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