Director Matt Shakman has confirmed that the fourth Star Trek movie, which he was working on prior to joining Marvel Studios to direct Fantastic Four, is still in development at Paramount Pictures.
Given the hiccups that occurred when the feature was first announced, it’s exciting just to hear that Star Trek 4 is still in the works at Paramount
Shakman told the media about a cost-effective approach for the next Star Trek movie, suggesting that it should be made with a budget of $30 to $50 million and focus on hard science fiction that appeals directly to fans. The director acknowledged that creating space-based scenes can be costly, even if the movie takes place primarily in one location, such as the Enterprise. He believes that making a movie that’s both affordable and appealing to fans is the way forward for the franchise.
Shakman went on to share that the Star Trek movie he was working on would still have been a big, blockbuster film, largely due to the extensive and well-known cast, which includes actors such as Chris Pine, Zoe Saldaña, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, and John Cho. He expressed admiration for J.J. Abrams’ ability to attract a wider audience to the franchise with the scope of his films and added that he hoped to bring a similar level of excitement and energy to the next movie.
Matt Shakman said
“I think that one of the things that JJ [Abrams] has done so well is that, he’ll be the first to admit, he didn’t grow up being a giant Star Trek fan even though he’s a fan now. But he was a huge Star Wars fan. So I think in rebooting it with Chris Pine and Zoe [Saldaña] and Zach [Quinto], he brought a little bit of Star Wars to it, which I think helped expand its audience, in terms of the scope and the scale of it and the energy of it. I think that that certainly is the goal is to find more and more of an audience for Star Trek. But I am, like you, a huge fan of that, and it was a real shame that I couldn’t make the timing work on that.”
Why does star trek cost so much?
Star Trek movies are known for their high-quality production values and special effects, which require a significant investment of resources to achieve. The creation of believable and immersive worlds is a crucial aspect of the franchise, and this is achieved through the use of cutting-edge visual effects and other technological advancements. The visual effects themselves require a team of skilled professionals, from concept artists and animators to special effects technicians and engineers, all of whom need to be compensated for their work.
In addition to visual effects, Star Trek movies also feature a cast of well-known actors and actresses, which can add significantly to the budget. These actors command high salaries for their work, as their presence helps to attract audiences and bring in revenue for the film.
The production values of Star Trek movies are also very high, with elaborate sets, intricate costumes, and top-of-the-line equipment used to create the world of the franchise. The cost of these elements, along with the cost of lighting, sound, and other technical aspects, can be substantial.
Star Trek movies also have a global appeal, with a large and dedicated fanbase that spans multiple generations and countries. In order to meet the expectations of this fanbase, the films need to be made to a high standard, with a level of quality that will keep fans engaged and interested.
Finally, post-production costs can be a significant factor in the overall budget of a Star Trek movie. These costs include editing, sound design, and visual effects, all of which can add up quickly and contribute to the high cost of producing a film.
The combination of high-quality visual effects, star-studded casts, high production values, global appeal, and post-production costs all contribute to the high budget of Star Trek movies. These investments are necessary to ensure that the films are made to a high standard and that fans are satisfied with the end result.
It looks like Star Trek 4 is still in the works, so keep an eye on All TV Actors for further updates on the Kelvin-timeline movie. In the meantime, let us know what you think in the comment section.
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