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Wrath of Kahn writer/director Nicholas Meyer has pitched Paramount a new Star Trek movie idea

April 8th, 2021 by Marc Comments

And, the final bit of big Star Trek news for the night comes with the very exciting reveal that Star Trek: Wrath of Kahn writer/director Nicholas Meyer has pitched an idea for a new Trek movie and, as fans will know, Kahn may be the whole franchise’s highpoint, so this would be very welcome.

We recently learned (here) that Paramount, Discovery writer Kalinda Vazquez and JJ Abrams are developing a new movie but it seem it may not be the only one.

Nicholas Meyer, brought in by Paramount after Star Trek: The Motion Picture to get the franchise back on track, may be set to adopt a similar role (let’s be honest, Trek is far from in the golden age right now).

The Kelvin timeline movies – ie the JJ Abrams Star Trek trilogy that recast the crew of the USS Enterprise and changed the whole franchise’s timeline – were on a declining trajectory and finally failed to ever get the fourth movie up and filming as the cast all departed amidst a pay dispute but now it seems a saviour may be on the horizon and he’s a familiar one.

Meyer, who also wrote Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home and write and directed Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (which was a cracking movie), so he’s well-versed in Trek lore (he wasn’t pre-Kahn), has been developing a new Trek movie pitch.

“My partner Steven-Charles Jaffe and I wrote a whole treatment and plan for a Star Trek feature film. We didn’t write a whole script. We wrote a very detailed treatment and a whole pitch doc with illustrations. It’s very comprehensive thing. And we first we took it to Alex Kurtzman, then we took it to J.J. [Abrams], and then we took it to Emma Watts at Paramount.

“It was a detailed proposal for what could have been a film, or it could have been a series, or it could have been a film leading to a series or a series leading to a film… It could be a series of films. Yeah, absolutely.

“This was an independent piece of the Star Trek universe based on holes in the chronology, which would allow for the insertion of original material.”

Meyer has confirmed the pitch was given a year ago and a of now he has heard nothing back but is still positive about the movie’s potential.

The idea of a Trek movie that weaves within established events and timelines (without changing  them) is an exciting one and, with someone like Meyer at the helm, I’d be very keen to see it.

What say you? Do you think Paramount would develop a second Trek movie? Or would you rather see Meyer’s developed instead of the current one? Let me know all those thoughts, guys.

Source: TrekMovie

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….