S.J. Clarkson has been signed to direct the yet untitled Star Trek 4 movie making her the first female director of a Star Trek movie.
The British director is no stranger to science fiction having directed episodes of Heroes, Jessica Jones, and The Defenders though has not directed many films.
Star Trek 4 has a script by JD Payne and Patrick McKay and is said to feature a time travel plot where Chris Pine’s Captain Kirk will meet his father George, again played by Chris Hemsworth. Zachary Quinto is signed to return as Spock and the rest of the cast are also expected to return. As it had been previously announced Chekov will not be recast following Anton Yelchin’s tragic death, a new character will probably be introduced as navigator.
No release date or other details have yet been announced.