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Starfleet Academy Star Trek Series in Development at Paramount+

During an interview with The New York Times, filmmaker and producer Alex Kurtzman (Star Trek, Star Trek Into Darkness, Clarice) revealed that Paramount+ is developing a series centered on the Starfleet Academy.RELATED: Paramount+’s Star Trek: Lower Decks Season 2 Trailer ReleasedEmmy-nominated Kurtzman has produced five shows in the Star Trek universe for Paramount+, including Star Trek: Discovery, Star Trek: Picard, the adult animated series Star Trek: Lower Decks, the upcoming Paramount/Nickelodeon animated series Star Trek: Prodigy, and Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, debuting in 2022. The outlet confirmed that another project, Section 31 starring Michelle Yeoh in her reprised role as Captain Philippa Georgiou is also in the works along with a “show built around the Starfleet Academy, which will be aimed at a younger audience.”It has not yet been confirmed if the Starfleet Academy project will be a live-action or animated series.“I think we’re just getting started,” said Kurtzman about the ever-expanding Star Trek universe. “There’s just so much more to be had.”President of CBS Studios David Stapf added: “Anything goes, as long as it can fit into the Star Trek ethos of inspiration, optimism, and the general idea that humankind is good. So comedy, adult animation, kids’ animation — you name the genre, and there’s probably a Star Trek version of it.”RELATED: Star Trek: Prodigy Teaser For Nickelodeon & Paramount+’s Animated SeriesKurtzman, who revealed to the outlet that he “wants to get much weirder with the franchise,” said if it were up to him, he would be “pushing the boundaries much further than I think most people would want. I think we might get there. Marvel has actually proven that you can. But you have to build a certain foundation in order to get there and we’re still building our foundation.”
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    Dead Pigs Trailer Sets U.S. Release for Cathy Yan’s Directorial Debut

    Dead Pigs Trailer Sets U.S. Release for Cathy Yan’s Directorial Debut More than two years since its world premiere at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, Birds of Prey director Cathy Yan’s acclaimed directorial debut film titled Dead Pigs will finally be available for in the U.S on February 12, 2021, exclusively on Mubi. The U.S. trailer for Dead Pigs has also been released which you can check out below, featuring five different people as they fates collide due to thousands of dead pigs. RELATED: Sundance 2021 Reviews: Judas and the Black Messiah, Passing & More! Part family drama, part absurdist comedy, all-out social satire: the daring feature debut from Cathy Yan (Birds of Prey) weaves together disparate stories of dreamers and oddballs, recalling the best of Altman. A timely tale of modern-day Shanghai that speaks to the universal need for connection. The fates of an unlucky pig farmer, a feisty home-owner defending her property, a lovestruck busboy, a disenchanted rich girl, and an American expat pursuing the Chinese Dream converge and collide as thousands of dead pigs are found floating down the Huangpu River, towards a modernizing Shanghai. RELATED: Apple Wins Global Rights to CODA in Record-Breaking Sundance Deal Inspired by true events, Dead Pigs was written and directed by Cathy Yan. It stars Vivian Wu (The Joy Luck Club), Zazie Beetz (Atlanta), Mason Lee (The Hangover Part II), Haoyu Yang, Meng Li, and David Rysdahl. 

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