Gene Roddenberry: Biopic Announced on Star Trek Creator’s Life

Gene Roddenberry
Biopic announced about life of the “Star Trek” creator

The scriptwriter and producer Gene Roddenberry came up with the idea for “Star Trek”.

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“Star Trek” creator Gene Roddenberry would have celebrated his 100th birthday. Now a biopic has been announced about him.

Gene Roddenberry (1921-1991) would have turned 100 on August 19, 2021. This is “the perfect day” to announce a biopic about the “Star Trek” creator, announced the company Roddenberry Entertainment on Twitter. The film about the screenwriter’s life will be produced by his son Rod Roddenberry (47) together with Trevor Roth, reported “Deadline”. The two are also executive producers of the series “Star Trek: Discovery” (since 2017) and “Star Trek: Picard” (since 2020).

The script is supposed to be written by Emmy Award winner Adam Mazer. We are now looking for a director and actors for the project. The biopic is said to be about Roddenberry’s life before and after the idea for “Star Trek” (Eng. “Spaceship Enterprise”) in the 1960s. In addition, the two plane crashes he survived as a fighter pilot in the US Air Force and the circumstances surrounding his death will be examined. He died of heart failure in October 1991 and was one of the first people to be buried in space.

“Star Trek” became a huge franchise

In a statement, Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth said, “Gene led a remarkable life. He was an incredibly complex, persuasive man whose work changed the face of television and whose ideas changed the world. It is time Gene’s story went everywhere to share with the audience. “

The original Roddenberry television series “Spaceship Enterprise” ran in three seasons from 1966 to 1969 on TV screens. It was followed by a huge science fiction franchise with numerous sequels, spin-offs, films, books and a large fan base.