Two sequels followed the 2009 reboot of 'Star Trek' and the fans loved it and wanted more.

However, the fourth 'Star Trek' experienced various delays, including Chris Pine (who plays the lead of the film, Captain Kirk) and Chris Hemsworth (who played Kirk's father in the first film) walking away from the project over their salaries, according to reports.

For a time it looked like the project might have been shelved for good as its original director, S.J. Clarkson, moved onto other projects.

But now J.J. Abrams, the man responsible for the reboot franchise, brings good news.

Speaking at the Paramount Investors Day presentation (via EW), Abrams said: "We are thrilled to say that we are hard at work on a new 'Star Trek' film that will be shooting by the end of the year that will be featuring our original cast and some new characters that I think are going to be really fun and exciting and help take Star Trek into areas that you've just never seen before.

"We're thrilled about this film, we have a bunch of other stories that we're talking about that we think will be really exciting, so can't wait for you to see what we're cooking up. But until then, live long and prosper."

According to EW, the studio has yet to enter talks with the original cast.

Aside from Pine, this would include Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, John Cho, Karl Urban and Simon Pegg. Anton Yelchin, who also starred in the first three 'Star Trek' films, died in 2016. There's no word on Hemsworth's involvement yet.

Matt Shakman, who also helmed 'Wandavision', will direct and Abrams is producing.

The screenplay is by Josh Friedman and Cameron Squires (who also worked on 'WandaVision') based on a earlier draft by Lindsey Beer and Geneva Robertson-Dworet.