Wrath of Khan director reveals he's working on another Star Trek project

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Jun 16, 2017, 12:02 AM EDT (Updated)

Veteran Star Trek director Nicholas Meyer has revealed that he’s working on another Star Trek project NOT related to Star Trek Discovery.

Known to Trekkies the world over, Meyer sat in the director’s chair for Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, as well as Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, and co-wrote the screenplay for Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. He's also currently hard at work on CBS All Access’ upcoming Star Trek TV series as a writer and consulting producer.

But Meyer has revealed to the good folks at Trek Movie that he has another Star Trek project in the works that may or may not have something to do with Paramount Pictures’ Star Trek 4 (the one taking place in the Kelvin Timeline, which is supposed to feature Chris Hemsworth as George Kirk). Here's what Meyer said:

“One thing that has nothing to do with Discovery is that I am working on another Star Trek project, but I can’t discuss that either.”

Although Meyer said he could “absolutely!” reveal that he was indeed working on another Trek-related project, the writer/director/producer kept mum on the details when pressed about the fact that the only other Star Trek project we currently know of — besides Discovery, that is — is the fourth Star Trek film. When pressed if we could assume this is a feature film and not a television project, Meyer merely said, “You can assume.”

When first announced in July of last year, J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay were listed as the movie’s writers, but a tweet from Simon Pegg last December hinted that he and his Star Trek Beyond co-writer Doug Jung would be back to write the fourth movie, although the main actors are in the dark about what's going on with the film.

Now, whether Meyer will be lending a helping hand on Star Trek 4 or he’s working on something else entirely -- such as a book or a documentary -- remains to be seen, but I’m intrigued. What Star Trek project you think Nicholas Meyer could be working on?

(via Trek Movie)