From mutants to aliens, X-Men producer Simon Kinberg is beaming up to negotiate to produce a new Star Trek film for Paramount Pictures, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The project is already in active development. Toby Haynes is attached to direct the new movie from Seth Grahame-Smith's script.

The story is set decades before the J.J. Abrams 2009 film. It's reportedly about the beginning of Starfleet and human kind's first contact.

New Star Trek film has X-Men and Star Wars connections

Abrams will still be involved with the film as a producer. While a release date has not yet been announced, Paramount has said that it would prefer a 2024 debut. The discussions about the franchise are in the middle of the studio's possible sale to either Sony or Skydance.

The last Star Trek film was 2016's Star Trek Beyond. In the last few years, the franchise has existed on the small screen and on streaming services, boldly going where pretty much all show go. Paramount+ hosts Start Trek: Discovery, Picard and Strange New Worlds.

As per a Variety report in January, a fourth and final Trek film led by Chris Pine, Zoe Saldaña, Zachary Quinto and Simon Pegg is currently in development. The entertainment magazine reported that Haynes will also be writing the script of this movie.

As I understand it, Kinberg's involvement will be for a new film, not the one with the Kelvin timeline cast.

Just as a refresher, the Kelvin Timeline  starts with the 2009 reboot which featured the younger versions of Capt. Kirk and crew. The name is taken from the USS Kelvin, the starship on which James Kirk's father, George, served as the first officer. He piloted the Kelvin on a collision course with the Romulan ship Narada. The existence of the Narada is also part of the alternate Kelvin timeline.

Kinberg wrote and produced Fox's X-Men property. Over time, he took creative control over the project and made his directorial debut with 2019's X-Men: Dark Phoenix. His previous film production credits include this year's Lift, 2023's A Haunting in Venice, 2022's Death on the Nile, 2020's The New Mutants and 2018's Deadpool 2.

The producer's TV credits include Apple TV+'s Sugar, Jordan Peele's reboot of  The Twilight Zone and Invasion. He currently has eight movies in various stages of production. Kinberg also serves as a producer in the upcoming Marvel Studios' film Deadpool and Wolverine.

Star Trek: Discovery is currently streaming its fifth and final season on Paramount+. The 10th episode, Life Itself, will stream on May 30.

On the movie side, Star Trek: Section 31 is currently in production. The Michelle Yeoh-led film started filming January this year. There has been no announcement on when it will be released.