BANFF, Alberta (Hollywood Reporter) - The world knows William Shatner as the former “Star Trek” captain. Canadians know Shatner for his Montreal roots and early classic stage career in Stratford, Ontario.
So Canadian pay TV channel Movie Central will combine those two worlds in “The Captains,” a documentary that captures Shatner’s career arc to overnight success as Captain James T. Kirk. Shatner will direct the film, which will start production in July for broadcast in winter 2011.
Movie Central also acquired the Canadian broadcast rights to “William Shatner’s Gonzo Ballet,” which features a ballet by Margo Sappington set to music from Shatner.
Shatner returns to TV in the fall with the CBS sitcom “$#*! My Dad Says,” a series based on a popular Twitter feed.