A new Star Trek movie is in the works and it will be penned by Kalinda Vasquez, the co-producer of Fear the Walking Dead. The film is meant to be an original film produced by Paramount Pictures and J.J. Abrams’ production company, Bad Robot.
The movie hasn’t been officially greenlit, though, but Vasquez is currently the first woman ever to write the script for a Star Trek feature. Fans need not worry either as her writing portfolio carries a good amount of notable titles. Apart from Fear the Walking Dead, Vasquez has also written for hit shows like Runaways, Once Upon a Time, and Nikita.
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She’s also no stranger to the Star Trek universe having written episodes for both Star Trek: Short Treks, and the series, Trek, which can be found on Paramount+. She also wrote the second part of the Terra Firma episode of Star Trek: Discovery which included an entire mirror universe that pictured the Federation as the Terran Empire instead.
As for this new Star Trek film, there are no concrete details released yet and no indication of whether or not it will tie in with the existing Star Trek movies. While Vasquez’s rendition would be the latest addition to the Star Trek franchise, there have been talks about Star Trek Section 31 having a spinoff show.
Fans have also started a crowdfunding campaign to get studios to produce a Star Trek: Voyager documentary that’s meant to commemorate the show’s 25th anniversary. Additionally, the Star Trek feature film that stopped production last August will not continue and instead be rewritten from scratch to include new characters along with an explicit link to the Star Trek canon.