08/31/2005: From the Files of - Oh, No – When Will They Stop Thinking of the Next….
Star Trek Adventure…
Trek prequel script goes to The Beginning.
"Band of Brothers screenwriter Erik Jendresen told Dreamwatch magazine that he's turned in a draft for a proposed new Star Trek prequel. The film, tentatively titled Star Trek: The Beginning, won't use any existing Trek characters and will be a prequel to the original series.
"This would take place just a couple of years after the end of the events in Enterprise, but well before the original series, and it would look at the inciting incident that started everything," revealed Jendresen. "The story is big and epic, and it isn't as antiseptic as the television stories had to be."
Jendresen also revealed that his draft doesn't center on the enterprise.
"We're looking at a very small group of men and women, particularly focusing on one character. There are a couple of ships, including a principal ship, but this is not a traditional captain-and-crew-of-a-starship story in the least."
Very excited about the project, Jendresen thinks that the chances of it getting made are good. "It all depends on what the studio thinks, and Paramount has been through significant changes lately. But the people who are making the decisions are pretty responsible folk with a fine body of work behind them. So we'll see. Right now, I'm optimistic."
Karen on 08.31.05 @ 07:53 AM CST