July 10, 2007 09:22:24 GMT
Former star of classic "Star Trek" series William Shatner has claimed in a video put on his ShatnerVision that Leonard Nimoy will appear in the eleventh film entry of the long-running franchise.
Taking off another layer covering the highly-anticipated "Star Trek", William Shatner, who played Captain James T. Kirk in the classic small screen installment and its past big-screen incarnations, has brought in a surprising tidbit confirming that his former co-star Leonard Nimoy will be featured in the movie while he is not.
Revealing the news through a video posted on his ShatnerVision, Shatner recalled, "There's a Star Trek movie and I called Leonard. I said, 'Leonard, have you heard?' He said, 'Yes, I have.' I said, 'What do you mean?' He said, 'I've read the script.' I said, 'Is it a good script?' He says, 'Yeah.' I said, 'Am I in it?' And there was a pause. He said no and then he began to laugh. I went through the phone as I grabbed him by the throat. He's in it. I'm not in it."
The planned eleventh entry in the film series based on Gene Roddenberry's science fiction franchise, "Star Trek" is a Paramount Pictures production set to be directed by "Lost" co-creator J.J. Abrams with Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman penning the script as well as executive producing. Names to star still remain a big mystery, but words are now circulating that casting announcements may be made at this year's Comic-Con, held on July 26-29 in San Diego.