Jendresen Talks Trek XIBy Michelle
August 26, 2005 - 10:04 PM
Erik Jendresen, who is working on the proposed eleventh Star Trek feature film, announced that he has completed a first draft of a screenplay, Star Trek: The Beginning and turned it in to executives at Paramount Pictures.
"I'm excited about this project and I think the chances of it getting made are good," Jendresen told Dreamwatch (via TrekWeb). "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...right now, I'm optimistic."
Jendresen also confirmed longtime Star Trek executive producer Rick Berman's previous statements that the film would not incorporate any existing Star Trek characters. "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," he said. "We're looking at a very small group of men and women...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."
Dreamwatch stated that producer Paul Neesan had joined Berman on a production team that also includes Kerry McCluggage and Jordan Kerner. "The story is big and epic, and it isn't as antiseptic as the television stories had to be," noted Jendresen.