Star Trek legend William Shatner will be getting his own documentary soon.
William Shatner is a Star Trek legend, having captained the original U.S.S Enterprise starting in the 1960s and continuing on as James T. Kirk in four different decades, across two television series, four total seasons of television, and seven films.
He’s a star of television and stage and even went to space as the oldest man ever to do so. So it should shock no one that a new documentary is in the works for the Trek legend. The documentary is being developed by Legion M and Exhibit A Pictures, and they’re promising an “unprecedented opportunity” to participate in the feature film about Shatner’s life.
The project is being directed by Alexandre O. Philippe and the film promises to show Shatner as the man behind the many masks he’s worn throughout his career.
"DEFINITIVE WILLIAM SHATNER DOCUMENTARY IN THE WORKS FROM LEGION M AND EXHIBIT A PICTURESFans to Have an Unprecedented Opportunity to Participate in Feature Film About the Life of the Celebrated Icon with Footage to Debut During Hall H panel at San Diego Comic-ConSan Francisco, CA – June 30, 2022 – Today Legion M and Exhibit A Pictures are announcing a new documentary directed by Alexandre O. Philippe, in which William Shatner takes off the countless masks he’s worn throughout his storied career, to reveal the man behind one of the most recognizable faces in the world.In truly unique fashion, Legion M, the world’s first fan-owned entertainment company, is allowing fans to invest directly in the project. Unlike a Kickstarter or IndieGogo campaign, these investors are doing more than just providing the funds to produce the film — they also own a share of any potential profits the documentary earns. Investment terms have not been released yet, but beginning today fans can sign up to make a non-binding, no-obligation reservation HERE. Reservation holders will be the first to know when the offering opens, and will be given priority if it sells out.The producers will be providing an early look at some of the footage on pop culture’s biggest stage later this month during a Hall H panel at San Diego Comic-Con featuring William Shatner and moderated by actor/director/comedian Kevin Smith (“Jay and Silent Bob” franchise, “Clerks” franchise)At 91 years old, William Shatner is an iconic actor, artist, and astronaut(!) best known for his legendary role in “Star Trek” as Captain Kirk that spanned nearly 30 years across film and television, as well as the titular character in “T.J. Hooker” and the television series, “Boston Legal.”Said Bill Shatner: “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. Alexandre and I hit it off right away, and 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.”"
What makes this documentary so different?
This project is being crowd-funded but unlike IndieGoGo or Kickstarter, fans will not just be asked to give money to the project. No, instead they’ll be able to profit off their investment.
According to the above press release, fans who participate will own a share of the film and are entitled to a share of any potential profit the documentary earns. The investment terms have not been released yet but when they are we’ll update you about them. Fans can start signing up immediately to make non-binding, no-obligation reservations for their spot with the film.
Once the offerings are opened up, the reservation holders will be the first to know and will be given the first priority to contribute to the film before slots are filled.
You can sign up by clicking here and going to the documentary’s website.