In an new update, it was announced today that Adam Nimoy will no longer be directing the What We Left Behind Deep Space Nine documentary. Plus: Release date delay.
“Recently, Director Adam Nimoy asked to step down from helming this project in order to focus on personal commitments and other creative endeavors,” said the DS9 documentary team on their Indiegogo website. “The Deep Space Nine documentary is continuing to move forward and we are grateful for Adam’s guidance and creative input on the film this past year.”
“The real creative force behind the DS9 documentary was well in place before I came along,” said Nimoy. “I was happy to lend them support and guidance to push the project along so that it could be completed in time for the 25th anniversary of the show which is coming up in 2018. I wish the creative team all good things as they Boldly Go!”
455 Films’ David Zappone and Deep Space Nine‘s Ira Steven Behr will be directing the documentary going forward. Nimoy will remain as a producer and advisor on the project.
The documentary team also addressed the issue of the release of the film, which was originally supposed to happen in a few months from now. “Our original estimates for the premieres and film release was roughly February, 2018 — this was long before the Indiegogo campaign exceeded all expectations, and the scope of the project grew. As such, our filming and editing schedule has expanded to include a number of new and exciting creative ideas. While we still are aiming to have the film done in early 2018, it is likely these release time-frames will shift back (slightly) to accommodate.
“Please know that we have not forgotten you and will let you know the moment we have anything to announce. Our team is committed to giving backers ample heads up (a couple of months) and will loop all eligible backers in on date options for the premieres as we begin to lock them in early next year.”
“In the meantime, we are far along into the editing process of the film — expect a video vault update coming soon from our editing team! — but that hasn’t stopped us from continuing to film additional material and events as they come up!”
And expect a Variety article featuring the project next year!
Source: DS9 Documentary Indiegogo Page