Jonathan Frakes In Talks To Direct 'Star Trek 11'

Rick Berman talked to Sci Fi Wire about talks he has had with Jonathan Frakes (Star Trek: The Next Generation star and director) about a new Star Trek movie. Berman also said that the talks were "very, very early," and would take the series in a new direction.

"I spoke to Jonathan about a half an hour ago," Berman said in an interview July 20 at UPN's fall press preview in Los Angeles. "He's in Japan, and he's coming here [because] his film [Thunderbirds] is premiering Saturday here in Los Angeles. There are very, very early conversations going on about a film project. But they're so early that it's really kind of silly to talk about it now."

Berman added that the movie would not center on the Star Trek: The Next Generation crew, as have the last several movies. "The movie that we're having very early discussions about would have nothing to do with any of the characters that have ever existed on any of the Star Trek series," Berman said. "It would be an entirely new setting and an entirely new set of characters, and it would take place prior to any of the series, including [UPN's Star Trek:] Enterprise."

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