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Paramount announces 4th 'Star Trek' film

In this image released by Paramount Pictures, from left, Anton Yelchin, Chris Pine and John Cho appear in a scene from, "Star Trek Beyond."

In this image released by Paramount Pictures, from left, Anton Yelchin, Chris Pine and John Cho appear in a scene from, "Star Trek Beyond."  (Paramount Pictures via AP)

Paramount Pictures has announced a fourth "Star Trek" film with Chris Hemsworth returning to the rebooted franchise.

The studio said Monday the next chapter in the sci-fi saga will focus on Chris Pine's Captain Kirk crossing paths with the father he never met. Hemsworth, who appeared in the 2009 "Star Trek," will reprise his role as Kirk's father, George Kirk.

No title or release date was announced.

The third film the series, "Star Trek Beyond," hits theaters Friday. In that film, "Fast & Furious" director Justin Lin takes over for J.J. Abrams. No director was announced for the next "Star Trek" sequel.

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