Stewart: Star Trek X Treatment 'Very Impressive'By Christian
August 4, 2000 - 10:34 PM
Mark Stevens sends along word that Patrick Stewart (Jean-Luc Picard) was interviewed today on 5Live, a British radio station, about the tenth Star Trek film.
Stewart of course confirmed that the film is in development, and talked about 'Gladiator' co-writer John Logan, who's currently writing the screenplay. At the moment there's a 28-page treatment which Stewart described as "very impressive". Paramount haven't given the project a green light yet, although Stewart is confident they'll do so once they see the first draft of the screenplay.
Stewart himself is apparently also providing a lot of input into the script. He suggested that it was getting a lot more difficult to find new and interesting things for Picard to do, but this movie should be an exception.
Finally, Stewart also made reference to the screenplay needing to be finalised before March 2001, so it again looks like the film will start shooting sometime next Spring.
Thanks go out to Mark for this!
Update: According to this report on the Sci-Fi Wire, the storyline has actually been worked on not only be Logan and Stewart, but also by Rick Berman and Brent Spiner (Data). According to Stewart, we should expect a first draft very soon.