All three Star Trek films that Paramount had been developing – including the Quentin Tarantino project – have now been put on pause.

It seems that Paramount Pictures is losing faith in the Star Trek big screen franchise. The studio has three separate projects in development, but whilst Trek on the small screen is soaring, it seems that the cinematic outings have hit the buffers.

Emma Watts has recently taken on the job of president of the motion picture group at Paramount, and she has been going through the studio’s slate of films. One consequence of that is she’s decided to hold development of the Trek films. The three in question are a fourth adventure with the crew led by Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto, the Quentin Tarantino-ignited variant (which is said to be about mobsters), and finally a further film from Noah Hawley, the creator of the TV show Fargo.

Hawley’s film, which was further down the tracks than the others, reportedly concerned a virus wiping out part of the universe, and for some reason that’s not now seen as perhaps the best story to tell in current times.

None of this means that future Star Trek films are dead, but it is getting harder and harder to see them happening. As we hear more, we’ll let you know…

THR

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