Part for William Shatner in 'Star Trek' Was Written

September 09, 2008 02:03:02 GMT

J.J. Abrams, the filmmaker behind the new 'Star Trek' movie, revealed about initial plan for the original depicter of Captain Kirk in the film.

Part for William Shatner in 'Star Trek' Was Written
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William Shatner, the actor who has portrayed Captain Kirk in the original "Star Trek" television series, actually had a part written for him in new "Star Trek" film. The fact was let out by director/producer J.J. Abrams when he opened up to AMC about the actual plan for the star, "It was very tricky. We actually had written a scene with him in it that was a flashback kind of thing, but the truth is, it didn't quite feel right."

Explaining about the problem the filmmakers have to face, the creator of "Alias added, "The bigger thing was that he was very vocal that he didn't want to do a cameo. We tried desperately to put him in the movie, but he was making it very clear that he wanted the movie to focus on him significantly, which, frankly, he deserves."

"The truth is, the story that we were telling required a certain adherence to the Trek canon and consistency of storytelling. It's funny - a lot of the people who were proclaiming that he must be in this movie were the same people saying it must adhere to canon. Well, his character died on screen. Maybe a smarter group of filmmakers could have figured out how to resolve that."

Few weeks back, Abrams had put the speculation on Shatner making a special appearance in the Paramount Pictures film to rest. At the time, he stated that the only cast member from the original films reprising his role in "Star Trek" is Leonard Nimoy, who will once again return as Mr. Spock.

The eleventh feature film of the famed sci-fi movie, "Star Trek" stars Chris Pine, Eric Bana, Zoe Saldana, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg and many else. It will resolve around Kirk and his fellow USS Enterprise crew members during their years at Starfleet Academy. Scripted by Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, it will be released in theaters on May 8, 2009.


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posted by KirkisDead on Oct 16, 2008
They aren't referring to the books. Kirk died ON SCREEN. So bringing him back would prove to be a bit difficult.
posted by me on Oct 16, 2008
Duhh! I suppose Spock didn't die on screen.
posted by me on Oct 16, 2008
Duhh! I suppose Spock didn't die on screen.
posted by me on Oct 04, 2008
Don't you read the books? Kirk didn't die...
posted by DFG65 on Sep 29, 2008
Did all you nay sayers out there forget that Capt. James T Kirk was killed in action??? If you want to place blame...blame Will Shatner for wanting his role dead. He moved on you should too
posted by Rys Herzig on Sep 15, 2008
What an opportunity lost! Here the original icon that made Star Trek what it is and you blokes blew it because of your anal attitude. Well I for one will not watch it as I know many of my mates refuse to even acknowledge the existence of this farce. Shame!
posted by KirkStu on Sep 14, 2008
I no its a shame, but dude move on!!! Kirk was a God, but you just don't no what's around the corner. Next Gen, Voyager, DS9, Enterprise, all good! What next?????
posted by R. Hawk on Sep 13, 2008
No Shatner! It is not Star Trek....SHAME on the studio, SHAME on the producers, SHAME on the directors, SHAME SHAME SHAME on everybody involved. Keep your movie in a tin can. That's where it belongs. Here's hoping the movie is a total failure because of your insult to one of the key people that made the franchise a success.

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