HOLLYWOOD, CA Â â€“ Paramount Pictures, Skydance and Bad Robot today announced that the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise will return to the big screen for another voyage.
In the next installment of the epic space adventure, Chris Pineâ€™s Captain Kirk will cross paths with a man he never had a chance to meet, but whose legacy has haunted him since the day he was born: his father.
Chris Hemsworth, who appeared in 2009â€™s â€œSTAR TREK,â€ will return to theÂ space sagaÂ as George Kirk to star alongside Pine.
The remaining cast is expected to return.
J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay will write the screenplay. J.J. Abrams and Lindsey Weber will produce through Bad Robot Productions.Â David Ellison and Dana Goldberg of Skydance will executive produce.
â€œSTAR TREK,â€ the first film in the rebooted franchise based on â€œStar Trek,â€ created by Gene Roddenberry, earned more than $380 million worldwide in 2009. The second installment, â€œSTAR TREK INTO DARKNESS,â€ earned more than $460 million worldwide when it opened in May 2013.
The seriesâ€™ third film, â€œSTAR TREK BEYOND,â€ is directed by Justin Lin (â€œFAST & FURIOUSâ€ franchise) and opens in theatersÂ on July 22, 2016.
Hemsworth is currently starring in â€œGHOSTBUSTERSâ€ alongside Melissa McCarthy, Kristin Wiig and Kate McKinnon, and filming â€œTHOR: RAGNAROKâ€ and â€œAVENGERS: INFINITY WAR – Part 1â€ back to back. He is repped by CAA and ROAR.