Matt Shakman ‘Director of WandaVision’ Signs On To Direct New Star Trek Film

July 19, 2021 | Benjamin Carpenter

There have been plenty of new Star Trek TV shows that have been running since 2017 but when it comes to feature films, a Star Trek film hasn’t been released in 6 years. Star Trek Beyond was the last Star Trek movie to be released in 2016. There have been attempts to create a new Star Trek film, including an attempt by Quentin Tarantino, but they all fell through for various reasons.

Now, Paramount and Bad Robot have announced an upcoming Star Trek film with Matt Shakman tapped to direct. Matt Shakman is a television director who has worked on shows like Game of Thrones, It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, and most notably, WandaVision.

Shakman’s work on WandaVision has gotten the show 15 Emmy nominations and also himself a nomination for Outstanding Directing. Shakman has quickly become a highly wanted director and chose the Star Trek project over various other offers.

The full-length script for the Star Trek project was written by two up-and-coming writers, Geneva Robertson-Dworet and Lindsey Beer. Robertson-Dworet previously wrote the screenplay for Captain Marvel and Tomb Raider while Beer previously wrote the screenplay for the Netflix original Sierra Burgess Is a Loser. 

The Untitled Star Trek film will be Matt Shakman’s feature film directorial debut. There isn’t a lot of information available surrounding the upcoming project, but JJ Abrams is attached as a producer and according to IMDb, it has an estimated release date in 2023.

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