Among Star Trek fans, perhaps no film is as widely loved as 1982's Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. Thirty-five years later, it remains the standard by which all subsequent Star Trek movies are measured. And now writer/director Nicholas Meyer, the primary creative force behind that franchise-redefining feature, appears to have another Trek project in the works.
While discussing the Wrath of Khan anniversary, and staying relatively mum about his involvement with CBS's Star Trek: Discovery (for which he's written at least the second episode), Meyer couldn't resist mentioning he has something else brewing. "One thing that has nothing to do with Discovery is that I am working on another Star Trek project," he told Trek Movie, "but I can’t discuss that either."
The interviewer tried to nail down whether Meyer was referring to a film by asking, "Are we talking more feature film because as far as I know, there is only one television project, I assume."
Meyer cheekily replied, "You can assume."
His comments could mean any number of things, as re-releases, comics, books and other media are always in production, but the possibility of a new film would certainly be something to get excited about. Since 2016's Star Trek Beyond there has been no announcement from Paramount Pictures about a next installment in the film series. The franchise continues to be a huge earner for the company, even if last year's film wasn't received with as much vigor as previous entries.
Set a decade before the events of the original series, Star Trek: Discovery stars Sonequa Martin-Green as First Officer Michael Burnham, Jason Isaacs as Captain Lorca, Michelle Yeoh as Captain Georgiou, Doug Jones as Science Officer Lt. Saru and Anthony Rapp as astromycologist Lt. Stamets, with Rainn Wilson appearing as Harry Mudd. It's slated for a fall premiere on CBS and CBS All Access.