If you know William Shatner, one time Captain of Star Treks Enterprise, then him releasing anything that is centered on himself is not a surprise.
“For years I’ve had people approaching me to do a documentary about my life, but I turned them all down because it didn’t feel like the right fit,” Shatner said in a statement. “When I heard how Legion M wanted to incorporate audiences to be a part of it, it was perfect. Fans have been responsible for my career — it only seems right that they should own this doc.”
Alexandre O. Philippe will direct the documentary, which currently has no official title.
The 91-year-old will introduce first-look footage of the documentary during a Hall H panel at San Diego Comic-Con in July. Actor, director, comedian and “Trek” fan Kevin Smith will moderate the event.
“From make-believe starship captain to a real-life rocketman, William Shatner has led one of the most unique and best-lived lives on the planet,” Legion M co-founders Paul Scanlan and Jeff Annison said in a statement. “While we all know him from his iconic roles, the REAL William Shatner is even more interesting. We’re thrilled to be working with Alexandre and the top-notch team at Exhibit A, and excited to give fans around the world an opportunity to be a part of Bill’s legacy.”‘