Bryan Fuller, who launched his career writing for Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager, will return to the television franchise as co-creator and executive producer of the new Star Trek series on CBS.
Star Trek Beyond is set to feature the return of Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, Anton Yelchin and John Cho along with new roles for Idris Elba, Sofia Boutella and Joe Taslim. J.J. Abrams, who directed the last two films, is producing the third film in the rebooted franchise with four-time Fast and Furious franchise helmer Justin Lin directing from a script by Simon Pegg and Doug Jung.
CBS Television Studios announced today it will launch a totally new Star Trek TV series in January 2017. The new series will blast off with a special preview broadcast on the CBS Television Network. The premiere episode and all subsequent first-run episodes will then be available exclusively in the United States on CBS All Access, the Network’s digital subscription video on demand and live streaming service.
It’s official! Star Trek Beyond is, as previously rumored, the official title of the next big screen adventure of the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701! Director Justin Lin confirmed the title today with a tweeted image from the set, showing off the franchise’s familiar delta shield on some form of Starfleet uniform.
According to TrekMovie, Paramount Pictures has recently registered the title “Star Trek Beyond” for their untitled Star Trek film with the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), a tell-tale sign not only of a title but that the third film in the reboot series will indeed involve explorations into deep space, as has been rumored for some time.
The cast of the next, still-untitled Star Trek film is quickly assembling. Following word last month that Idris Elba is in talks to play the film’s villain comes word that Algerian actress Sofia Boutella, best known for her recent appearance as the blades-for-legs femme fatale assassin Gazalle in Matthew Vaughn’s Kingsman: The Secret Service, has signed on for a mystery role!
Variety reports that “Luther” and Thor star Idris Elba is in early talks for the lead villain role in the upcoming Star Trek 3, though details on who the character might be are being kept under wraps.