Deadline reports that Chris Pine’s Kirk “will cross paths with a man he never had a chance to meet, but whose legacy has haunted him since the day he was born: his father”. Chris Hemsworth, who appeared in the opening scenes of the 2009 reboot Star Trek, will return to play George Kirk.
J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay will write the screenplay. J.J. Abrams and Lindsey Weber will produce through Bad Robot. David Ellison and Dana Goldberg of Skydance will executive produce. No director or release date has been mentioned, although the cast is expected to return. It is anticipated that there will not be a further recasting of Chekov following Anton Yelchin’s death.