Paramount Greenlights Trek XBy Caillan
September 24, 2001 - 7:00 AM
Paramount has given 'Star Trek: Nemesis' the go-ahead to proceed into production, it was announced yesterday.
The tenth Trek motion picture is set to begin filming on November 28, according to Variety. As previously reported, 'U.S. Marshals' director Stuart Baird will be helming the latest installment in the movie franchise.
Paramount is looking at a Fall or holiday 2003 release date for the film, the trade paper said. This is a significant change from previous rumours, which had indicated that the film would debut sometime in 2002.
The paper also confirmed the report that Academy Award-winning company Digital Domain will be working on the film's visual effects. Mark Forker, who has served on films such as Titanic and Apollo 13, will act as effects supervisor on the project.
No mention was made of contract specifics, but Variety stated that Patrick Stewart (Jean-Luc Picard) would move straight into filming for 'X-Men 2' after completing 'Nemesis.'
Long-time franchise head Rick Berman will produce the film, from a script by 'Gladiator' scribe John Logan.
The original Variety article can be found here.