‘Star Trek’: Paramount Beams Kalinda Vazquez Aboard to Write New Film

J.J. Abrams will produce through Bad Robot

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Paramount has set “Star Trek: Discovery” writer and consulting producer Kalinda Vazquez to write a new untitled “Star Trek” movie, according to an individual with knowledge of the project.

J.J. Abrams will produce the project via his Bad Robot banner.

The blind deal is for an original movie that Vazquez pitched, though details about the project are being kept under wraps. Of note, Vazquez got her birth name from the original “Star Trek” television show — she was named after the character Kelinda from the 1968 Season 2 episode “By Any Other Name.”

The untitled Vazquez project comes after Paramount pumped the brakes on Noah Hawley’s “Star Trek” movie last August, as well as another project that was being hatched by Quentin Tarantino.

Vazquez broke out by teaming with “Game of Thrones” author George R.R. Martin on an HBO series adaptation of “Roadmarks,” the Roger Zelazny sci-fi novel. Vazquez most recently did an adaptation of Brian K. Vaughan’s graphic novel “Barrier” for Legendary Television. Her other television credits include Marvel’s “Runaways,” “Once Upon a Time,” “Nikita,” “Human Target” and Prison Break.

Kalinda Vazquez is represented by WME, Kaplan/Perrone Entertainment and Bruce Gellman at Hansen, Jacobson.

Deadline first reported the news.


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