It may be a long time before fans catch a glimpse of “Star Trek 4”.
A new report from Deadline reveals the film’s director SJ Clarkson has left “Star Trek” to direct and executive produce HBO’s impending “Game of Thrones” prequel pilot.
“I hear Clarkson was recruited by HBO for ‘GoT’ after she recently became available,” the site writes. “Earlier this year, Clarkson was the first female director to be tapped to direct a ‘Star Trek’ movie when she was hired to helm the fourth feature in the current series. That project has since been shelved.”
This is the latest in a string of developmental nightmares for the movie. Actors Chris Hemsworth and Chris Pine have both reportedly walked away from the film amid failed contract negotiations.
There is no word on when or if “Star Trek 4” will resume development. If this is truly the end for the “Star Trek” movie franchise, at least fans still have season 2 of “Star Trek: Discovery” to enjoy on CBS All Access.
“Star Trek: Discovery” returns to the streaming service on January 17.