Thursday, April 27, 2006

Not So Fast On Those Trek Rumors...

Well, maybe the universe isn't being so nice to me after all...

My buddy Chris just alerted me about this new development regarding Star Trek XI. It looks like the story affirming a Kirk/Spock Starfleet Academy plot line was pre-mature (and downright incorrect). Damn...

The IMDB has J.J. Abrams saying the following:

"The whole thing was reported entirely without our cooperation. People learned that I was producing a Star Trek film, that I had an option to direct it, they hear rumors of what the thing was going to be and ran with a story that is not entirely accurate."

The article goes on to say:

"Last week, Hollywood trade paper Variety, reported Abrams was on board and that the film would center on the early days of Captain James T. Kirk and Spock and that Philip Seymour Hoffman was in talks to play the ship's doctor. Abrams won't reveal the true storyline, but hints that it won't feature characters Captain James T. Kirk or Mr. Spock at all, but doesn't rule out bringing some of the original characters back for the new film, adding, "Those characters are so spectacular. I just think know, they could live again."

To mix my metaphors (and outer space franchises...). Frak!

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous8:37 PM

    Don't forget other upcoming films based on classic scifi we love. LAND OF THE LOST is due to arrive in theaters in 2007. The next film up for the director of Superman Returns, Bryan Singer, is LOGAN'S RUN, hopefully for 2008 release. I look forward to both. Your retro guides to both 70's shows are hugely enjoyable, especially the Logan's Run tv show; it's hard to find ep critique for an older show not out on DVD ( I taped the show in the early 90's on TNT). Hopefully, the upcoming film will renew interest in releasing the Logan's Run tv series on DVD.