STAR TREK 4 Announced With Chris Pine and Chris Hemsworth

With Justin Lin’s ‘Star Trek Beyond’ just days away from release, Paramount Pictures, Skydance and Bad Robot have announced that the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise will return to the big screen for another voyage.

“In the next installment of the epic space adventure, Chris Pine’s Captain Kirk will cross paths with a man he never had a chance to meet, but whose legacy has haunted him since the day he was born: his father.”

Chris Hemsworth, who appeared in the prologue of 2009’s ‘STAR TREK,’ will return to the space saga as George Kirk to star alongside Pine. The remaining cast of the sci-fi movies is expected to return.

J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay will write the screenplay, while J.J. Abrams and Lindsey Weber will produce through Bad Robot Productions. David Ellison and Dana Goldberg of Skydance will serve as executive producers.

‘Star Trek,’ the first film in the rebooted franchise based on ‘Star Trek,’ created by Gene Roddenberry, earned more than $380 million worldwide in 2009. The second installment, ‘Star Trek Into Darkness,’ earned more than $460 million worldwide when it opened in May 2013.

The series’ third film, STAR TREK BEYOND, lands in Irish cinemas this week.