S.J. Clarkson is in talks to direct Paramount Pictures' Star Trek 4, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The studio reportedly wants a female director for the position.
J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay have already completed the film's script, according to the Hollywood trade. The movie would be seperate from Quentin Tarantino's potential Star Trek movie, which reportedly will be a different timeline that the current movie series.
One potential stumbling block in a future Star Trek film with the current movie cast is that all of the principal actors are no longer under contract with the studio.
Star Trek 4 was originally announced just days before Star Trek Beyond's 2016 release, with a story of Chris Pine's James T. Kirk crossing paths with dead father, played by the returning Chris Hemsworth.
No release date for Star Trek 4 has been announced.