The decision comes five weeks after the studio named former 20th Century Fox film executive Emma Watts to be president of the Paramount Motion Picture Group. Paramount had no comment. Sources indicated that Watts has put the brakes on the Hawley project in order to get more clarity on how to handle the next “Star Trek” movie, but added that the project has not been ditched.
The studio had also been developing another “Star Trek” project with Quentin Tarantino producing and Mark L. Smith writing. Paramount also tried to launch another “Star Trek” movie in 2018 with S.J. Clarkson directing and Chris Hemsworth joining the cast.
Hawley’s project was expected to see Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban and