In honor of the 100th anniversary of Gene Roddenberry's birth, the announcement comes down that a new movie will tell the biography of the Star Trek creator. It will not only cover the Star Trek years, but also his time as a fighter pilot and a Los Angeles policeman.
Roddenberry Entertainment has been working quietly on a feature biopic of the sci-fi TV icon, and there is a script by Adam Mazer, whose credits include the Emmy-winning script for the 2010 HBO movie You Don’t Know Jack which starred Al Pacino as Dr. Jack Kevorkian.
Producers include Star Trek caretakers Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth, who executive produce all current franchise series including Star Trek: Discovery and Star Trek: Picard. Next up the development will be finding a director and actors.
No word yet on who might play Roddenberry. Oh, they are also going to have to find actors to play young William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Nichelle Nichols, and the other Star Trek actors. This could be fun. Read more about the upcoming movie at Deadline. -via io9
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