It was supposed to be Indiana Jones, but in space.
JD Payne and Patrick McKay, producers include the series “Rings of Power”, they created the script for the movie “Star Trek 4” some time ago, which in the end was not made. Now we learned that the filmmakers’ duo had an interesting vision to tell the crew’s story of the Enterprise in production style about Indiana Jones.
The gentlemen intended to continue the adventure of James T. Kirk, who, as a result of unclear events and anomalies, would meet his father, George, who was the same age as him.
– It was going to be a grand father-son space adventure—think Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade in space. We were really thrilled about it, McKay told Esquire.
It turns out that the producers also wanted to create a new villain, and the plot of “Star Trek 4” refers to the science-fiction style known from the legendary title “2001: A Space Odyssey” from 1968.
Moreover, they planned for Chris Hemsworth to return to the role of George Kirk which helped a lot in his career development in 2009. Let us remind you that the artist was still an unknown actor at the time. It was only a few years later that he received an offer to play Thor and became a recognizable figure, especially in superhero cinema.
Currently, we are not sure if the movie “Star Trek 4” will ever be made. The ideas of JD Payne and Patrick McKay, and many other writers, were not adopted by Paramount Pictures.