‘Star Trek’ Writers on Unmade Chris Pine Sequel

Patrick McKay and John D. Payne’s try at a fourth movie within the rebooted sequence would have been “‘Indiana Jones and the Final Campaign’ in area.”

Regardless of the field workplace success of J.J. Abrams’ “Star Trek” films, the long-lasting sci-fi franchise has been completely centered on tv for the previous half-decade. Paramount initially deliberate extra sequels to the Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto-led franchise after 2016’s “Star Trek Past,” with everybody from Quentin Tarantino to Noah Hawley taking stabs at script concepts. However none of them ever materialized, and for the second it seems that Trekkies must be content material with the cornucopia of sequence at present streaming on Paramount+.

However, within the spirit of Marvel-induced multiverse insanity, that doesn’t imply it isn’t enjoyable to ask… “What if?” In a brand new interview with Esquire, Patrick McKay and John D. Payne, who labored on “Star Trek Past” earlier than creating “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Energy,” opened up a few sequel they wrote that by no means made it to manufacturing.

“We labored on a few ‘Star Trek’ films. The one you’re asking about would have been the fourth within the franchise, reuniting Chris Hemsworth and Chris Pine,” McKay stated. “The self-esteem was that by means of a cosmic quirk within the ‘Star Trek’ world, they have been the identical age. It was going to be a grand father-son area journey — assume ‘Indiana Jones and the Final Campaign’ in area. We have been actually thrilled about it.”

The writers added that the plot, which was impressed by “2001: A Area Odyssey,” would even have pulled an concept from considered one of their favourite “Star Trek” tv episodes.

“There’s an episode of ‘Star Trek: The Subsequent Technology’ referred to as ‘Relics’ the place they discover Scotty, whose been trapped a transporter for a few a long time, they usually’re in a position to have a cool journey with him,” Payne stated. “Our conceit was, ‘What if proper earlier than the Kelvin impacted with that vast mining ship, George Kirk had tried to beam himself over to his spouse’s shuttle the place his son, Jim Kirk, had simply been born? And what if the ship hadn’t fully exploded—what if it left some area junk?’”

That glitch within the timeline would have resulted in Hemsworth’s George Kirk being trapped mid-teleportation, creating a possibility for him to reunite together with his son.

“Take into consideration once you ship a textual content message and also you’ve typed it out, however you haven’t fairly hit ship,” Payne stated. “On the opposite facet, they see these three little dots that somebody has typed. It’s just like the transporter had absorbed his sample up into the sample buffer, however hadn’t spit him out on the opposite facet. It was truly a saved copy of him that was within the laptop.”

Whereas they labored on the mission for a number of years, it sadly seems just like the dream of reuniting Pine and Hemsworth on display received’t be coming true anytime quickly.

“The film finally fell aside and it actually was a heartbreak for us,” Payne stated. “We might have beloved to make that film.”

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