A biopic of ''Star Trek'' creator Gene Roddenberry is in development

By: H&I Staff     Posted: August 23, 2021, 3:14PM

Recently, Trekkies the world over celebrated Gene Roddenberry on what would have been his 100th birthday. The Star Trek creator led a fascinating life beyond the 1966 series, including surviving not one but two plane crashes, the creation of Star Trek: The Next Generation, and writing speeches for the LAPD.

While Star Trek has no shortage of films, the time has finally come for the creator himself to be on the big screen. The news of a Roddenberry biopic comes just days after his 100th birthday. The project will be produced by Gene Roddenberry's son, Rod Roddenberry, and Trevor Roth. The duo is already working together on Star Trek: Discovery and Star Trek: Picard.

Slated to write the film is Adam Mazer, who won a Primetime Emmy for You Don't Know Jack, a biopic about Jack Kevorkian starring Al Pacino. Director and cast is yet to be announced. 

The biopic will cover Roddenberry's life both before and after the production of Star Trek. "Gene lead a remarkable life," said Rod Roddenberry and Trever Roth in a statement. "He was an incredibly complex, 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 everywhere."

There's no word on when they will aim to release the movie. Who would you cast as the father of Star Trek?

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