Berman: Trek XI To Be Bigger & Better Than EverBy Christian
January 18, 2005 - 12:26 PM
Star Trek executive producer Rick Berman today denied that Paramount is unhappy with his concept for Trek XI, and in fact suggested he intends to make the next Trek film more ambitious than ever.
"Unless there is something going on that I am not familiar with, the rumors are totally ficticious," Berman told the Sci-Fi Wire. "Absolutely neither statement, that something has been scuttled and that I have been asked to redevelop something, is true."
Two weeks ago, rumours circulated on the internet that suggested studio bosses at Paramount were "not happy with the direction the story was headed." (story) In previous interviews, Berman has suggested he would like the new Star Trek film to be set after the events in Enterprise, and feature a whole new cast of characters (story).
Berman didn't expand on the story he has in mind for Trek XI, but did suggest it would take place on a grander scale than the TNG films. "If the project does develop as planned I think, of all the Star Trek movies I've been involved with and the previous regimes have been involved with, this one will undoubtedly have a larger scope and budget. It's a very ambitious project, and I'm hoping that it will get the support to come to fruition."
According to Berman, the film is currently in "early story development," so it will likely still take some time before further details are revealed. In the meantime, the original Sci-Fi Wire story can be found here.