As "Event Horizon" completes 25 years, director Paul W.S. Anderson revealed how Paramount Pictures found a connection between the sci-fi horror movie and "Star Trek" movie franchise.

"Someone actually said to me, 'We're the studio that makes Star Trek!'" Anderson recalled in an interview with Variety published Tuesday. "They weren't only horrified by my movie; they felt I was besmirching 'Star Trek' somehow because I was also in space and doing all this terrible stuff," the 57-year-old director continued.

The movie was released in 1997, just one year after Paramount Pictures dropped "Star Trek: First Contact" in theaters.

The sci-fi classic revolves around a spacecraft named "Event Horizon" that mysteriously reappears after many years of disappearance. A team boards the spaceship to investigate the events that led to its vanishing. What they learn in the process and the dangers they encounter unfold the story further.

The movie stars Sam Neill, Laurence Fishburne, Joely Richardson, Kathleen Quinlan, Richard T. Jones, Sean Pertwee, Jack Noseworthy and Barclay Wright.

During the interview, the "Mortal Kombat" director also hinted that fans shouldn't expect any sequel to the movie.

"I don't think we were ever going to test great because the end of the movie is a bit of a downer," Anderson shared.

"When you disturb an audience, they're not going to go, 'Oh that was an excellent cinema-going experience.' But we delivered a movie that really stayed with people," he continued, adding, "I think that over time it's been appreciated for that."

Anderson has directed many popular films such as "Alien vs. Predator," "Resident Evil: Afterlife" and "The Three Musketeers." The last movie he directed was "Monster Hunter," which was released on Dec. 18, 2020. In addition, the director helmed the TV series, "Mimic," which dropped last year.

As for his upcoming work, Anderson is all set to direct an action-fantasy movie titled "In the Lost Lands." It will be based on George R.R. Martin's novel of the same name.

The flick will star Dave Bautista and Milla Jovovich in the lead roles. Aside from directing, he is also writing the screenplay for the film alongside writer Constantin Werner.

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Chris Pine (left) and Zachary Quinto are pictured in "Star Trek: Into Darkness." Paramount Pictures