S.J. Clarkson In Negotiations To Become First Female Star Trek Director

The upcoming Star Trek film is setting up to go where no Star Trek film has gone before. That is being led by a female director.

The fourth Star Trek film produced by J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot is negotiating with S.J. Clarkson to take the directors chair. The British director is known for the Netflix film Collateral, as well as episodes of the streaming service’s Jessica Jones and The Defenders. She’s also directed several TV show episodes, including ones for Vinyl, Dig and Orange Is the New Black.

The script has apparently already been written, with production set to begin shortly. While the details about the plot haven’t been released, it will apparently involved a time travel story, that will involve Chris Pine’s Captain Kirk and his father, who was played by Chris Hemsworth in the 2009 reboot. 

This Star Trek film is not to be confused with the Quentin Tarantino led film. Paramount is moving forward with two sequels, the first of which will be the aforementioned one. Tarantino’s version will be R-Rated, and there has yet been no word on whether it will have the same cast as the other Abrams’ films.