Chris Pine and Chris Hemsworth walk away from talks to star in Star Trek 4
Chris Pine and Chris Hemsworth have walked out of talks to take key roles in the fourth instalment of Star Trek.
Earlier this year, reports emerged that a fourth movie in the series was on the way with Hemsworth, who appeared as Pine’s father in 2009’s Star Trek, returning to star.
It was reported that Pine was set to return with the movie's plot involving his James T. Kirk running into his father in a time travel narrative.
However, according to The Hollywood Reporter, both Pine and Hemsworth have now walked away from talks with studio Paramount after disagreements.
The report states that both Pine and Hemsworth have deals in place and are asking the studio to stick them, while Paramount are trying to negotiate reduced fees for both.
Though Pine and Hemsworth may not return, the report adds that Zoe Saldana, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg and John Cho will all be back for the new movie.
SJ Clarkson, best known for her work on Jessica Jones, was expected to become the franchise's first female director for the follow-up to 2016's Star Trek: Beyond.
She was due to work from a script from J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay, but naturally, that depends on casting issues being resolved.