Women are making it big in the film world! The latest addition is the Star Trek reboot series which now has SJ Clarkson as its director. This makes her the first female to helm a film in the franchise, according to Variety.
The fourth instalment of the film under the banner of the Paramount Pictures studio was announced at Cinema Con in Las Vegas. The sci-fi movie will star Chris Hemsworth, who appeared as Chris Pine’s father in 2009’s Star Trek Zachary Quinto is also set to return.
Clarkson would make history as the first female director of the film franchise.
The official logline reads: “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.”
Paramount is taking a huge step towards gender neutrality by bringing a female director into its epic space adventure franchise.
Clarkson has reportedly signed the contract and been tapped to direct Star Trek 4, which means it’s set to arrive before the J.J. Abrams-produced, Quentin Tarantino directed Trek that was announced last year. The plot takes us to James Kirk (Chris Pine) encountering his father (Chris Hemsworth) in a time shift scenario. While more details will come forth in time, sources say a key plot point will be a time travel ploy.
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Clarkson has been attracting viewers on television with her some of most recent works such as Heroes, House, Dexter, Ugly Betty, Jessica Jones, Bates Motel, Orange is the New Black and Collateral. She recently directed a handful of episodes for Marvel’s The Defenders.
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