Matt Shakman was all set to helm Paramount Pictures' fourth "Kelvin-Verse" Star Trek movie before leaving the project to direct Fantastic Four for Marvel Studios, and the filmmaker has now shared a very interesting update on our potential big-screen return to the Final Frontier.
Shakman has already explained why he decided to step away from Star Trek in favor of Marvel's First Family, and has now revealed that Paramount is still developing the film.
During an interview with Collider, Shakman was asked if he could touch on what his take on the iconic sci-fi franchise would have been about, and said that he wasn't able to discuss it because "I think what they're still working on is a version of what I have been working on for the time that I was involved."
While this may not seem like a major revelation, it's worth noting that our last update claimed that the movie had stalled and may have even been shelved completely.
Shakman went on to point out that, even though his Trek movie would have been a "large tent-pole film," he believes the universe is better suited to a slightly smaller budget.
"I actually think that the way forward on a Star Trek movie is maybe to make one that's like $30 to $50 million, that's hard sci-fi, aimed right at the fans." The director posited that "In our day and age now, any time you go to space in a movie it's expensive. When you're flying around in the Enterprise, even if you're going to land and be in one place for a long time, it's still pretty expensive."