Back in November we got that news that Legion show runner Noah Hawley was taking control of the Star Trek universe on the big screen. In a new interview with Deadline, Hawley has been discussing his plans for the franchise.
When asked if the cast from the previous three movies would be returning, Hawley said “I have my own take on Star Trek… and going back to what I loved about the series Next Generation, when a lot of franchises focus on ‘might makes right,’ Star Trek is about exploration and humanity at its best, and diversity and creative problem solving. There’s nothing better than that moment when William Shatner puts on his reading glasses and lowers Khan’s shields. It doesn’t cost anything. But it’s that triumphant feeling about smarting your enemy. For me, it’s about to getting to those elements of the show.”
The director also explained that he isn’t a fan of high-octane, action-centered movies that lack a moral centre and strong story. “I don’t necessarily find action in and of itself interesting unless it’s a story,” he explained. “So, it’s early days, I’m still talking with Paramount and I have a take and I gotta write a script.”
Hawley maintains that although he has his own ideas for the franchise he will make sure that the basic lore of the franchise is maintained. “I have my own story and want to make sure as I did with Fargo and Legion that I’m respectful to the underlying material,” he added. “That I’m not unintentionally changing things that people love or feel passionate about. So, it’s important to do that research as I go.”
No official details have been revealed by Paramount Pictures as yet. Watch this space (pun intended) for more on the upcoming film.