New Star Trek movie in 2007?

I was chatting to G last night as we caught the tail end of Star Trek: Nemesis about the possibility of a further Star Trek movie given the cancellation of Enterprise and how bad Nemesis was.  It turns out there may well be a further Star Trek movie in 2007.

Syfy Portal has reported that Star Trek 11 is in the works:

With Star Trek not pulling in the viewers and the
revenue as it once did, is Paramount still willing to keep the
Roddenberry torch burning?

Erik Jendresen thinks so. Name
doesn’t ring a bell? Soon it will, as he has been commissioned by
Paramount to write the 11th Star Trek film. And for the first time in
history, a new slate of characters, as well as a new cast, will be
introduced on the big screen. But that’s just the beginning of the new
Star Trek.

"I can certainly say that the story concept, the
basic idea of this thing, is pretty damn big," Jendresen recently told
SyFy Portal’s Michael Hinman. "It’s a noble enterprise, pun intended."

From
the sounds of it, Jendreson intends going back to the source in search
of the essence of Star Trek for this story which will take place after
the events of Enterprise (although it is not an Enterprise spinoff) and
a good century or more before James T Kirk is even born:

Reports of the next movie have it taking
place after the events of "Star Trek: Enterprise" and before the
adventures of James Kirk in the original "Star Trek" series. Jendresen
confirmed that the movie would take place more than a century before
Kirk, but acknowledged that it would not be an "Enterprise" spinoff.

Although
he had only some passing knowledge of Star Trek in the past, Jendresen
said he really started to look into the heart of Roddenberry’s vision
to find the lost path of telling good science-fiction.

I am sure a lot will still change in the next year or so but it looks like Paramount is off to a good start.

(via eclecticism and Empire Online)

Update:

Michael at eclecticism
has taken a look at possible time frames for the new movie.  This is
the work of a real fan!  He bases his estimates of the time frame for
the new movie on Jendresen’s comment about the new movie taking place
160 years before Kirk’s birth.  Apparently this is not accurate.
Jendresen contacted Syfy Portal after the initial interview:

NOTE: Erik Jendresen contacted SyFy
Portal after the story published to say that he misspoke when giving
the 160-year figure in the above story. He said that was not an
accurate number.

Update:

There are rumours floating around on the Web about a new Star Trek movie, unofficially titled "Star Trek XI – The Beginning" which Tom Hanks may make an appearance in.  Another rumour is that all three captains will feature in this revision of an old script idea that didn’t make it into one of the episodes but Paramount is denying this one.  I am not so sure about this last idea.  A similar thing was done in "Generations" and a reprisal would be a little tired.  Speaking of tired, Patrick Stewart has said that although he has been approached to do a new "Next Generation" movie, he may be a little old when the time comes.  Those talks centered on a movie that may be filed in a couple years time.

Another interesting rumour is that "Superman Returns" director Bryan Singer would love to take a shot at a new Star Trek movie.  He is a known Star Trek fan and has mentioned that he would love to do a Star Trek movie.  If I remember correctly he even has a pretty cool idea for a movie himself:

Queer Trekkies (or Trekkers—it’s so hard for Romeo to know what’s correct in Deep Space) will be pleased with this bit of information. Openly gay director Bryan Singer (X-Men) is making noise about wanting to helm the next Star Trek movie. Now, before fans go jumping the gun and speculating on specifics, understand that there is no deal yet. There’s talk about a deal that may or may not take place. And the man is busy: He’s executive-producing a documentary about Superman before his own Superman Returns hits theaters, and he’s also working on Logan’s Run and The Mayor of Castro Street. But the in-demand filmmaker has recently expressed a marked interest in Trek via some off-the-cuff red carpet interviews. And when you’re hot in Hollywood, people tend to try to get you what you want. Romeo just wants some homo Enterprise crew members, for once.

Update 2:

The movie has been announced for 2008!

Paul

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  2. why oh why are they doing another b4 kirk movie cant they see all the others worked yoy, ds9, tng. and enterprise didnt do well at all not due to bad stories or actors its dont the the time lines lets have the yoyager team in the next movie 4 gods sake

  3. why oh why are they doing another b4 kirk movie cant they see all the others worked yoy, ds9, tng. and enterprise didnt do well at all not due to bad stories or actors its dont the the time lines lets have the yoyager team in the next movie 4 gods sake

  4. why oh why are they doing another b4 kirk movie cant they see all the others worked yoy, ds9, tng. and enterprise didnt do well at all not due to bad stories or actors its dont the the time lines lets have the yoyager team in the next movie 4 gods sake

  5. why oh why are they doing another b4 kirk movie cant they see all the others worked yoy, ds9, tng. and enterprise didnt do well at all not due to bad stories or actors its dont the the time lines lets have the yoyager team in the next movie 4 gods sake

  6. why oh why are they doing another b4 kirk movie cant they see all the others worked yoy, ds9, tng. and enterprise didnt do well at all not due to bad stories or actors its dont the the time lines lets have the yoyager team in the next movie 4 gods sake

  7. I think Paramount should make a total CGI of the original series, ala The Incredibles style animation. Kirk, Spock, McCoy and the entire cast in CGI so realistic its hard to tell its virtual actors, with beautiful, realistic environments. Shatner and Nimoy and the other living castmembers could do the voiceovers, with a nationwide search for the voices of Scotty and Bones (no silly imitations). John Williams could do the score sumphonically, based on the themes of TOS, but on a sophisticated level. The characters would be young and in their prime and everyone would have something cool and vital to do in saving the day. That would sell to adults and kids would love it too.

  8. I think Paramount should make a total CGI of the original series, ala The Incredibles style animation. Kirk, Spock, McCoy and the entire cast in CGI so realistic its hard to tell its virtual actors, with beautiful, realistic environments. Shatner and Nimoy and the other living castmembers could do the voiceovers, with a nationwide search for the voices of Scotty and Bones (no silly imitations). John Williams could do the score sumphonically, based on the themes of TOS, but on a sophisticated level. The characters would be young and in their prime and everyone would have something cool and vital to do in saving the day. That would sell to adults and kids would love it too.

  9. I think Paramount should make a total CGI of the original series, ala The Incredibles style animation. Kirk, Spock, McCoy and the entire cast in CGI so realistic its hard to tell its virtual actors, with beautiful, realistic environments. Shatner and Nimoy and the other living castmembers could do the voiceovers, with a nationwide search for the voices of Scotty and Bones (no silly imitations). John Williams could do the score sumphonically, based on the themes of TOS, but on a sophisticated level. The characters would be young and in their prime and everyone would have something cool and vital to do in saving the day. That would sell to adults and kids would love it too.

  10. I think Paramount should make a total CGI of the original series, ala The Incredibles style animation. Kirk, Spock, McCoy and the entire cast in CGI so realistic its hard to tell its virtual actors, with beautiful, realistic environments. Shatner and Nimoy and the other living castmembers could do the voiceovers, with a nationwide search for the voices of Scotty and Bones (no silly imitations). John Williams could do the score sumphonically, based on the themes of TOS, but on a sophisticated level. The characters would be young and in their prime and everyone would have something cool and vital to do in saving the day. That would sell to adults and kids would love it too.

  11. I think Paramount should make a total CGI of the original series, ala The Incredibles style animation. Kirk, Spock, McCoy and the entire cast in CGI so realistic its hard to tell its virtual actors, with beautiful, realistic environments. Shatner and Nimoy and the other living castmembers could do the voiceovers, with a nationwide search for the voices of Scotty and Bones (no silly imitations). John Williams could do the score sumphonically, based on the themes of TOS, but on a sophisticated level. The characters would be young and in their prime and everyone would have something cool and vital to do in saving the day. That would sell to adults and kids would love it too.

  12. They need to give the fans what they want. Captain Sulu and the Excelsior. Whats wrong with Paramount? They cancelled Enterprise? UPN is dud network and now it loses its only good show. UPN has to try it alone without a Star Trek. I look forward in seeing UPN ratings at bottom as usual.

  13. They need to give the fans what they want. Captain Sulu and the Excelsior. Whats wrong with Paramount? They cancelled Enterprise? UPN is dud network and now it loses its only good show. UPN has to try it alone without a Star Trek. I look forward in seeing UPN ratings at bottom as usual.

  14. They need to give the fans what they want. Captain Sulu and the Excelsior. Whats wrong with Paramount? They cancelled Enterprise? UPN is dud network and now it loses its only good show. UPN has to try it alone without a Star Trek. I look forward in seeing UPN ratings at bottom as usual.

  15. They need to give the fans what they want. Captain Sulu and the Excelsior. Whats wrong with Paramount? They cancelled Enterprise? UPN is dud network and now it loses its only good show. UPN has to try it alone without a Star Trek. I look forward in seeing UPN ratings at bottom as usual.

  16. They need to give the fans what they want. Captain Sulu and the Excelsior. Whats wrong with Paramount? They cancelled Enterprise? UPN is dud network and now it loses its only good show. UPN has to try it alone without a Star Trek. I look forward in seeing UPN ratings at bottom as usual.

  17. Why doesnt someone think of a movie to wrap up the DS9 storyline. That would be awesome. What is with all these prequals? I mean if it didnt work on Enterprise it is not going to work on the big screen. I just feel they are setting themselves up for a fall. Then they are going to blame it on the viewers, that we are just not interested in trek. It is not trek we are not interested in, its prequals. I know they are trying to follow in the footsteps of Star Wars but come on give me a break. And the only reason that worked was because it was the same characters at younger ages and you got to see the birth of dark vader. If they give us a whole new cast what is the connection and what is the point of going to see it?

  18. Why doesnt someone think of a movie to wrap up the DS9 storyline. That would be awesome. What is with all these prequals? I mean if it didnt work on Enterprise it is not going to work on the big screen. I just feel they are setting themselves up for a fall. Then they are going to blame it on the viewers, that we are just not interested in trek. It is not trek we are not interested in, its prequals. I know they are trying to follow in the footsteps of Star Wars but come on give me a break. And the only reason that worked was because it was the same characters at younger ages and you got to see the birth of dark vader. If they give us a whole new cast what is the connection and what is the point of going to see it?

  19. Why doesnt someone think of a movie to wrap up the DS9 storyline. That would be awesome. What is with all these prequals? I mean if it didnt work on Enterprise it is not going to work on the big screen. I just feel they are setting themselves up for a fall. Then they are going to blame it on the viewers, that we are just not interested in trek. It is not trek we are not interested in, its prequals. I know they are trying to follow in the footsteps of Star Wars but come on give me a break. And the only reason that worked was because it was the same characters at younger ages and you got to see the birth of dark vader. If they give us a whole new cast what is the connection and what is the point of going to see it?

  20. Why doesnt someone think of a movie to wrap up the DS9 storyline. That would be awesome. What is with all these prequals? I mean if it didnt work on Enterprise it is not going to work on the big screen. I just feel they are setting themselves up for a fall. Then they are going to blame it on the viewers, that we are just not interested in trek. It is not trek we are not interested in, its prequals. I know they are trying to follow in the footsteps of Star Wars but come on give me a break. And the only reason that worked was because it was the same characters at younger ages and you got to see the birth of dark vader. If they give us a whole new cast what is the connection and what is the point of going to see it?

  21. Why doesnt someone think of a movie to wrap up the DS9 storyline. That would be awesome. What is with all these prequals? I mean if it didnt work on Enterprise it is not going to work on the big screen. I just feel they are setting themselves up for a fall. Then they are going to blame it on the viewers, that we are just not interested in trek. It is not trek we are not interested in, its prequals. I know they are trying to follow in the footsteps of Star Wars but come on give me a break. And the only reason that worked was because it was the same characters at younger ages and you got to see the birth of dark vader. If they give us a whole new cast what is the connection and what is the point of going to see it?

  22. hey i think the idea of a another film is great. i love trek and i must admit i even liked enterprise and a film set be for kirks first 5 year mission is a good idea it can set the seed and finish what enterprise tried to do. although it would have to be very well writen be i admit liking enterprise but it also admit it was dry in parts!!! it just need someone with enuff brains to set it up and tell a real story that will get the blood pumpin of the real fans out there!!!

  23. hey i think the idea of a another film is great. i love trek and i must admit i even liked enterprise and a film set be for kirks first 5 year mission is a good idea it can set the seed and finish what enterprise tried to do. although it would have to be very well writen be i admit liking enterprise but it also admit it was dry in parts!!! it just need someone with enuff brains to set it up and tell a real story that will get the blood pumpin of the real fans out there!!!

  24. hey i think the idea of a another film is great. i love trek and i must admit i even liked enterprise and a film set be for kirks first 5 year mission is a good idea it can set the seed and finish what enterprise tried to do. although it would have to be very well writen be i admit liking enterprise but it also admit it was dry in parts!!! it just need someone with enuff brains to set it up and tell a real story that will get the blood pumpin of the real fans out there!!!

  25. hey i think the idea of a another film is great. i love trek and i must admit i even liked enterprise and a film set be for kirks first 5 year mission is a good idea it can set the seed and finish what enterprise tried to do. although it would have to be very well writen be i admit liking enterprise but it also admit it was dry in parts!!! it just need someone with enuff brains to set it up and tell a real story that will get the blood pumpin of the real fans out there!!!

  26. hey i think the idea of a another film is great. i love trek and i must admit i even liked enterprise and a film set be for kirks first 5 year mission is a good idea it can set the seed and finish what enterprise tried to do. although it would have to be very well writen be i admit liking enterprise but it also admit it was dry in parts!!! it just need someone with enuff brains to set it up and tell a real story that will get the blood pumpin of the real fans out there!!!

  27. What about the captains after Jonathan Archer and before James Kirk? Namely Robert April and Christopher Pike. Robert April was the first captain of the NCC-1701.

  28. What about the captains after Jonathan Archer and before James Kirk? Namely Robert April and Christopher Pike. Robert April was the first captain of the NCC-1701.

  29. What about the captains after Jonathan Archer and before James Kirk? Namely Robert April and Christopher Pike. Robert April was the first captain of the NCC-1701.

  30. What about the captains after Jonathan Archer and before James Kirk? Namely Robert April and Christopher Pike. Robert April was the first captain of the NCC-1701.

  31. What about the captains after Jonathan Archer and before James Kirk? Namely Robert April and Christopher Pike. Robert April was the first captain of the NCC-1701.

  32. They should do a Voyager movie. The end did not resolve anything except getting the crew home.
    Or…at least include the characters with next gen. Janeway kicks ass.
    Prequals usually turn out horrible, Star wars etc.

  33. They should do a Voyager movie. The end did not resolve anything except getting the crew home.
    Or…at least include the characters with next gen. Janeway kicks ass.
    Prequals usually turn out horrible, Star wars etc.

  34. They should do a Voyager movie. The end did not resolve anything except getting the crew home.Or…at least include the characters with next gen. Janeway kicks ass.Prequals usually turn out horrible, Star wars etc.

  35. They should do a Voyager movie. The end did not resolve anything except getting the crew home.
    Or…at least include the characters with next gen. Janeway kicks ass.
    Prequals usually turn out horrible, Star wars etc.

  36. They should do a Voyager movie. The end did not resolve anything except getting the crew home.
    Or…at least include the characters with next gen. Janeway kicks ass.
    Prequals usually turn out horrible, Star wars etc.

  37. original star trek ended in 3 seasons , enterprise in 4 seasons , history is repeating itself and look what happened – a huge success ! as brief as i can do – i would love to see Star Trek 11 like this – Mirror universe Admiral Kirk attacks klingon homeworld looking for tech to leap him into alternate universe to escape from empire , Spock has orders to stop him at all costs.Kirk gets the device but Spock gets there ahead of him and meets with Tpol and Archer to stop the damage to the timeline.Existing title – Star Trek Timeline . To me it bridges the gap and can advance future movies involving the enterprise cast , because damage was done to the timeline and the changes will be apparent.

  38. original star trek ended in 3 seasons , enterprise in 4 seasons , history is repeating itself and look what happened – a huge success ! as brief as i can do – i would love to see Star Trek 11 like this – Mirror universe Admiral Kirk attacks klingon homeworld looking for tech to leap him into alternate universe to escape from empire , Spock has orders to stop him at all costs.Kirk gets the device but Spock gets there ahead of him and meets with Tpol and Archer to stop the damage to the timeline.Existing title – Star Trek Timeline . To me it bridges the gap and can advance future movies involving the enterprise cast , because damage was done to the timeline and the changes will be apparent.

  39. original star trek ended in 3 seasons , enterprise in 4 seasons , history is repeating itself and look what happened – a huge success ! as brief as i can do – i would love to see Star Trek 11 like this – Mirror universe Admiral Kirk attacks klingon homeworld looking for tech to leap him into alternate universe to escape from empire , Spock has orders to stop him at all costs.Kirk gets the device but Spock gets there ahead of him and meets with Tpol and Archer to stop the damage to the timeline.Existing title – Star Trek Timeline . To me it bridges the gap and can advance future movies involving the enterprise cast , because damage was done to the timeline and the changes will be apparent.

  40. original star trek ended in 3 seasons , enterprise in 4 seasons , history is repeating itself and look what happened – a huge success ! as brief as i can do – i would love to see Star Trek 11 like this – Mirror universe Admiral Kirk attacks klingon homeworld looking for tech to leap him into alternate universe to escape from empire , Spock has orders to stop him at all costs.Kirk gets the device but Spock gets there ahead of him and meets with Tpol and Archer to stop the damage to the timeline.Existing title – Star Trek Timeline . To me it bridges the gap and can advance future movies involving the enterprise cast , because damage was done to the timeline and the changes will be apparent.

  41. original star trek ended in 3 seasons , enterprise in 4 seasons , history is repeating itself and look what happened – a huge success ! as brief as i can do – i would love to see Star Trek 11 like this – Mirror universe Admiral Kirk attacks klingon homeworld looking for tech to leap him into alternate universe to escape from empire , Spock has orders to stop him at all costs.Kirk gets the device but Spock gets there ahead of him and meets with Tpol and Archer to stop the damage to the timeline.Existing title – Star Trek Timeline . To me it bridges the gap and can advance future movies involving the enterprise cast , because damage was done to the timeline and the changes will be apparent.

  42. am 16 and a star trek fan what do they mean considering making a star trek 11 movie, its the perfect time when we have great computer graphics and a whole new generation to inspire with star trek

  43. am 16 and a star trek fan what do they mean considering making a star trek 11 movie, its the perfect time when we have great computer graphics and a whole new generation to inspire with star trek

  44. am 16 and a star trek fan what do they mean considering making a star trek 11 movie, its the perfect time when we have great computer graphics and a whole new generation to inspire with star trek

  45. am 16 and a star trek fan what do they mean considering making a star trek 11 movie, its the perfect time when we have great computer graphics and a whole new generation to inspire with star trek

  46. am 16 and a star trek fan what do they mean considering making a star trek 11 movie, its the perfect time when we have great computer graphics and a whole new generation to inspire with star trek

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