It is official! An independent sequel to Star Trek is being shot even as we speak. Star Trek fans have always been curious about the Battle at Axanar and now a new unofficial movie will show us what really happened. The movie is supposed to be kickstarter funded and its official facebook page announced that Axanar is a web feature that is the story of Garth of Izar and the Battle of Axanar, one of the pivotal events in the history of the Federation.
The new film will be produced and directed by Robert Meyer Burnett. Burnett, who directed the classic comedy Free Enterprise, is going to direct the new Star Trek movie. When asked why Burnett took over as a director, he said, “Christian Gossett, who was going to direct the movie, felt he simply didn’t have the time needed to devote to the feature version of Axanar.” Burnett also thanked Gossett for doing a wonderful job directing and co-writing the Prelude. Burnett edited the prelude himself. He confessed to having a “life-long obsession with all things Star Trek.”
The production team is planning to finish this movie by September 2016. They are planning to shoot the bulk of the feature starting November 201, so that they can finish the film and have it ready for Star Trek’s actual fiftieth anniversary, which falls on September 8th 2016.
Axanar will go into its third crowdfunding round soon as the director is strapped for cash as far as the movie is concerned. If the photographs are anything to go by, the movie looks stunning. So if there are any fans out there, who are looking forward to the movie being made, they ought to fund this project. This movie will show the fans what really happened at Axanar, and how Captain Garth triumphed. The complete interview can be read here on the io9 website.
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