The Star Trek film franchise may be about to loose two big names.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Chris Pine and Chris Hemsworth have both exited contract talks for Star Trek 4 after negotiations with Paramount Pictures and Skydance Media fell apart.
Deal making with other returning cast members Zoe Saldana, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg and John Cho are expected to follow, and close, soon.
While plot details surrounding the new movie are unknown at this time, Chris Pine was expected to return as iconic hero Captain James T. Kirk, while Chris Hemsworth would've returned to play Kirk's father in a new time-traveling adventure.
Apparently, Pine and Hemsworth are said to be asking the studios to stick to existing deals, while Paramount Pictures is trying to hold the line on a budget. Both actors have been attached to the fourth Star Trek film since the studio announced the sequel in 2016.
Paramount Pictures is said to be backing budget talks with past performance numbers. Star Trek Beyond only grossed $343-Million worldwide back in the summer of 2016, thus the studio isn't looking to shell out the same sort of payday the actors would get for their respective Marvel and DC properties when Star Trek doesn't preform as well as these comic book movies.
It is unclear what the next step is, but here's hoping the sides will meet again soon.
Star Trek 4 is a high priority at Paramount Pictures, with S. J. Clarkson set to direct.
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Source: THR Heat Vision
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