News: Wrath Of Khan Director Was Working On Star Trek Trilogy For CBS

Last year, it was revealed that Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan director Nicholas Meyer was working on a secretive Star Trek project. Now, we have some new details regarding it.

While being interview by TrekCore about Shakespeare and Star Trek at the University of California, Irvine, Meyer was asked about the project and he revealed that he was actually developing a trilogy of Star Trek films for CBS All Access. The further development of this trilogy is being held by the current legal issues between Paramount and Viacome. Meyer's said:

"I was hired to write a stand-alone Star Trek-related trilogy. I can’t discuss or I’d have to kill you. [Laughs] I was writing it for CBS [All] Access… but at the moment CBS is at a war with Paramount/Viacom.

"They’re in a power struggle, which turned really nasty this past week when CBS decided to sue [its parent company]. So, I don’t think my project is going anywhere in a hurry, because everything is on hold while they sort out this merger business. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it."

CBS is currently suing its parent company National Amusements from merging with Viacom due to conflicts with Shari Redstone, the controlling shareholder, who’s been pushing the merger. Yesterday, CBS and Les Moonves were granted a protective order on CBS' motion of May 14 for a temporary restraining order to halt the merger. If the merger goes through, it would bring the two companies that control Star Trek’s main media properties under one roof.