‘Fargo’ and ‘Legion’ creator and showrunner Noah Hawley is reportedly in “final talks” to take the helm for the next ‘Star Trek’ film, which he will also produce through his 26 Keys banner.
Plot details are unknown, but according to Deadline, the film will be the fourth outing in the “Kelvin Timeline,” JJ Abrams’ reboot of the franchise with Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg and Karl Urban back on board the U.S.S. Enterprise.
A fourth film was greenlit back in 2016 with Chris Hemsworth reprising his role as James T. Kirk’s father, George Kirk. The film had S.J. Clarkson attached to direct, however, the project was shelved after a breakdown in negotiations.
Hawley recently made his feature film directorial debut on ‘Lucy in the Sky.’ The film, led by Natalie Portman, chronicled the emotional post-mission deterioration of an astronaut, was poorly-received by critics — and flopped. He is currently working away on the fourth season of ‘Fargo,’ set to air next year.