Roddenberry Entertainment is currently working on a biopic that will remember and celebrate the life of iconic Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry.
A new biopic is in development chronicling the life and times of the creator of Star trek, Gene Roddenberry.
According to Deadline, Roddenberry Entertainment has been quietly working on the biopic (biopic). Producers include Rod Roddenberry, son of Gene Roddenberry, and Trevor roth. The two have served as the primary caretakers of the Star Trek franchises since the creator's death in 1991. They have executive produced all of the franchise's current series such as Star Trek: Picard and Star Trek: Discovery.
Work on the currently untitled biopic has already begun, and there is reportedly a full script for Adam Mazer. Mazer's previous screenwriting credits include the 2013 true-story crime drama Empire State, starring Dwayne johnson Y Liam Hemsworth (The Hunger Games, 2012). On the other hand, the 2019 TV movie Escaping the Cult NXIVM: A Mother's Fight to Save Her Daughter, starring Catherine Oxenberg (The Vow, 2020 -) and Andrea Roth (Rescue Team, 2004 - 2011). Roddenberry Entertainment is reportedly working on a search for a director and actors for the biopic.
Although Gene Roddenberry is probably best known for creating Star Trek, his life is still an interesting subject. Born in El Paso (Texas) in 1921, he was a fighter pilot in the Army Air Forces during World War II, where he flew 89 combat missions. Later, he joined the Los Angeles Police Department and began developing scripts for television. He produced his first television series The Lieutenant in 1964, before creating the original Star Trek series, released in 1966.
The original Star Trek series ran for three seasons and starred many actors who would become icons of science fiction and pop culture. William shatner (Captain Kirk), Nichelle nichols (Lieutenant Uhura), George takei (Sulu) and Leonard nimoy (Mr. Spock). The original series was revolutionary for the diversity of its cast.
In 1985, Gene Roddenberry was the first television screenwriter to receive a star in the Hollywood walk of fame, and was later included in the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame and in the Science Fiction Hall of Fame. He continued to produce and advise on series and films in the Star Trek franchise until his death.
Gene led an extraordinary life, said Rod Roddenberry and Roth. He was an incredibly complex and compelling man whose work changed the face of television and whose ideas changed the world. It's time to share Gene's story with audiences around the world.
The announcement of the biopic coincides with the celebration of what would have been Gene Roddenberry's centennial. Many fans have taken to social media to remember the science fiction icon. Even NASA posted on Twitter: Gene Roddenberry showed a future where individuals of different backgrounds work together to explore, something we strive to do with you today.