'Free Enterprise 2' May Be Released for Trek Anniversary

By Michelle
December 13, 2005 - 10:45 PM

The producers of the sequel to Free Enterprise are hoping to have the film in theatres for the 40th anniversary of the first broadcast of Star Trek and expect William Shatner (Kirk) to appear in the film.

"Ideally we'd like the movie to be ready for release on September 8, 2006," director Robert Meyer Burnett told IGN. "That's the anniversary of the first broadcast of [Star Trek's first episode] 'The Man Trap.'"

Burnett and fellow writer Mark Altman hope to start filming in the spring of 2006. They said that Shatner, who played a parody version of himself in the first Free Enterprise, "wants to come up with some ideas for the sequel... Shatner is waiting for us."

The story will again examine the lives of two Trekkies, though Burnett denies that the film will be called Free Enterprise 2: My Big Geek Wedding (story). "We have a script. It's 100-pages and it's pretty tight," added Burnett, who said that several members of the original film's cast have said that they would like to return for the sequel.

Rumors of the title came from claims that Shatner and Leonard Nimoy (Spock) would co-officiate at a wedding, but the producers have not discussed an appearance with Nimoy, who recently said he had retired from acting and refused a part on Boston Legal (story).

"Believe it or not, we've never approached Nimoy," said Burnett. "Haven't talked with him, but we would like to have him."

The original article is at IGN Filmforce.

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