'Star Trek 4' Finds Film Franchise's First Female Director in S.J. Clarkson: Report
At long last, the Star Trek film franchise has reached a major milestone.
A director for the upcoming movie "Star Trek 4" has reportedly been found. Paramount Pictures has brought on S.J. Clarkson, making her the first woman to ever direct one of the films, according to Variety. The studio has not confirmed the news or commented on the report.
Assuming Clarkson does indeed helm the movie, she'll direct from a script written by J.D. Payne and Patrick McCay. The film follows three prior installments in the reboot franchise, not to mention 10 other films between the Original Series and the Next Generation. The three most recent films were directed by J.J. Abrams ("Star Trek" and "Star Trek Into Darkness") and Justin Lin ("Star Trek Beyond").
Clarkson has plenty of experience behind the camera. In particular, she's done a lot of TV work, directing episodes of the British series "Mistresses" (which she co-created), NBC's "Heroes," HBO's "Dexter," Netflix's "Marvel's The Defenders," and more.
Abrams and Lindsey Weber of Bad Robot are set to produce, and Skydance Media's David Ellison and Dana Goldberg are executive producing.
"Star Trek 4" does not yet have a release date.