Interviewed for the presentation of Fargo’s fourth season, the showrunner reveals some details about his Star Trek film, currently suspended.
Let’s go back to talking about the film franchise of Star Trek, which, unlike the television one, is currently on the high seas. The opportunity is offered by the junket for the highly anticipated fourth season of Fargo with the creator of the series, Noah Hawley, expected director of a new film set in the universe created by Gene Roddenberry. Who found himself in front Hawley, after talking about Fargo, obviously did not hesitate to ask him about the film, whose premise is “a virus that exterminates vast areas of the known universe” (er). It also seems to be what the Americans call it standalone, or rather a film in itself, with no relationship with others and with the characters that preceded it, if not precisely the basic characteristics of the world of Star Trek. This is what Hawley stated in this regard a Variety:
We don’t do Kirk and neither do Picard. Let’s start from the basics and this allows us to do what we did with Fargo, where for the first 3 hours you say to yourself: “ah, it has nothing to do with the movie”, and then you find the money. So you reward the audience by giving them something they love. “
Considering the comparison with the series, it would seem a very interesting approach but for now it is not possible to know more, since Paramount has decided to put in hibernation the various projects we have talked about several times and that we hope at some point are unlocked, starting from that of Noah Hawley.