‘Andor’ Director Toby Haynes To Helm ‘Star Trek’ Origin Film, Set For 2025 Release

Paramount Pictures has revealed a new project for the Star Trek film series, a Star Trek origin film, set to premiere in 2025.

Distinguishing itself from the anticipated Star Trek 4, this upcoming project delves into an origin story that predates the 2009 reboot led by Chris Pine. Toby Haynes is at the helm, with the script penned by Seth Grahame-Smith.

USS Callister
USS Callister

Haynes brings a notable track record to the project, with directorial credits in Andor, Doctor Who, Sherlock, and Black Mirror, including the Star Trek homage episode USS Callister. Grahame-Smith’s creative flair, demonstrated in his novel writing and screenplay for Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and Beetlejuice Beetlejuice, promises an intriguing script for the untitled Star Trek origin story.

This news emerged from Paramount’s presentation at CinemaCon, signifying a fresh narrative venture into the Star Trek universe, exploring eras and tales previously untouched by the film franchise. The film’s narrative is slated to unfold decades before the events of the 2009 reboot, suggesting new characters and settings while excluding the recent reboot’s ensemble despite their expressed willingness to return.

The Star Trek universe boasts a rich history, with the first starship Enterprise’s 22nd-century voyages detailed in 2001’s Star Trek: Enterprise. The series concluded with the formation of the United Federation of Planets in 2161, leaving a vast, mostly unexplored timeline leading up to the 23rd century’s advent of the USS Enterprise. This new film presents a unique opportunity for Haynes and Grahame-Smith to explore significant events like the Federation’s conflicts with the Romulan Star Empire and the Cold War with the Klingons that started in 2223, leading up to the Enterprise’s legacy.

Star Trek
Star Trek (2009)

While specific plot details remain under wraps, the announcement has sparked curiosity about what new depths the film will explore within the Star Trek lore. With production slated to begin later this year, the Star Trek community is keenly awaiting more insights into what the origin story will unveil, as it prepares to take audiences back to the early days of the Federation and its foundational conflicts.

The Star Trek origin film will premiere sometime in 2025.