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The departure of Roberto Orci as director of the as-yet-untitled third film in Jj Abram's rebooted Star Trek continuity has cast a little doubt on the future of a franchise that has already spent a lot of time on unsure footing. Although Star Trek's new cast is undeniably packed with talent and the look of the films has been both technically and aesthetically stunning, the stories have arguably failed to capture the same newly-invigorated feeling. Both movies have been watchable blockbusters by current standards, but for all their budget and star power, neither has arguably been close to reaching the iconic heights of Star Trek at its best.
Admittedly, that may be a biased assessment. If you grew up with the original series, or Star Trek: The Next Generation, »
Less than one week after Roberto Orci backed away from directing Star Trek 3, Paramount is still searching for a replacement, and at least one filmmaker is campaigning for the job. Jonathan Frakes, best known to Trekkies as Commander Riker in Star Trek: The Next Generation, revealed that he is aggressively pursuing the project. Aside from playing Riker, Jonathan Frakes is also an accomplished director, helming the features Star Trek: First Contact, Star Trek: Insurrection and episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager.
There is even a movement on Twitter to bring him on board, with the hashtag #BringInRiker. While he admitted that it's a "longshot" that he gets the job, the filmmaker revealed in an interview with Komo News that he has reached out to producer J.J. Abrams, while his agent has gotten in touch with Paramount Pictures. Here's what »
Now that Robert Orci has officially bowed out of directing Star Trek 3, there is a great deal of speculation in the air regarding who will be directing instead. Though Edgar Wright has been said to be on the shortlist of directors, Twitter has been campaigning hard with the hashtag #BringInRiker in efforts to get Star Trek alum Jonathan Frakes in the Star Trek 3 director.s chair. Turns out, Frakes thinks this idea is kind of awesome. Jonathan Frakes, who fans might know a bit better as Commander William T. Riker in Star Trek: The Next Generation, is pretty excited about the prospect of potentially getting to direct Star Trek 3. This wouldn.t be Frakes. first foray into a directorial role for a Star Trek film. He.s already directed Star Trek: First Contact and Star Trek: Insurrection. Frakes is certainly not beating around the bush when it comes to his »
We recently reported that Star Trek franchise screenwriter Roberto Orci is no longer set to direct Star Trek 3. The studio apparently has a short list of directors they would like to see direct the movie, and it was revealed that Edgar Wright is one of them.
As soon as word got out that Star Trek 3 didn't have a director a hashtage started trending on Twitter — #BringInRiker. They are campaigning to get Paramount Pictures to enlist the former Star Trek: The Next Generation First Officer and veteran Star Trek director Jonathan Frakes for the job.
After several days of this, Frakes responded and said he would love to do it. In a radio interview with Komo News, Franks let fans know that he's "all over it." Here's a breakdown of what Franks said:
"Hashtag, BringInRiker!" he yells to me from his cell phone. "I'm all over it. I'm all over it. »
- Joey Paur
File this one under "Long Shot," but there's currently a groundswell movement to get Jonathan Frakes into the director's chair for Star Trek 3. Frakes is mostly known for his role on the TV series Star Trek: The Next Generation, where he played Commander William Riker.
How far has this little movement gone? Well, Frakes revealed to Komo News Radio that he has contacted J.J. Abrams himself, while his agent has gone to Paramount to try and make a deal. Oh, and there's also a hashtag (of course): #BringInRiker
"I'm all over it. I'm all over it," Frakes told Charlie Harger. "I would love that job. I say, unabashedly, I'd be great at it and would love to do it." He did, after all, direct the beloved Star Trek: First Contact in 1996. But then again, Frakes also directed 1998's Star Trek: Insurrection, which is something that could likely work »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
Having directed one of the best films of pre-reboot era "Star Trek" with "Star Trek: First Contact," filmmaker and former "Star Trek: The Next Generation" actor Jonathan Frakes has indicated he's keen on sitting in the director's chair on the third film in the rebooted franchise.
In the wake of Roberto Orci's departure from the big chair, Frakes appeared in a radio interview with Komo News this week and said he contacted Paramount to express his interest and is waiting on their response:
"I'm all over it. I would love that job. I'm trying to keep the lid on how excited I am about the possibility, knowing it's such a long shot. But there's nothing I would like better."
Frakes certainly has experience with the franchise, having also helmed "Star Trek: Insurrection" and numerous episodes of the spin-off shows including 'Next Generation,' 'Voyager,' and 'Deep Space Nine'. »
- Garth Franklin
With Roberto Orci vacating the director’s chair on Star Trek 3, a #BringRikerIn fan campaign launched, urging Paramount Pictures to hire Jonathan Frakes (Star Trek: First Contact, Star Trek: Insurrection) to helm the third instalment of the rebooted series.
“Hashtag, BringInRiker! I’m all over it. I’m all over it,” Frakes tells Komo News Radio. “I would love that job. I say, unabashedly, I’d be great at it and would love to do it. I’m trying to keep the lid on how excited I am about the possibility, knowing it’s such a long shot. But there’s nothing I would like better.”
Would you like to see Frakes directing Star Trek 3? »
- Gary Collinson
Well, it's a long shot, but following the departure of Roberto Orci from the director's chair of the next Star Trek movie (appreciating he was never confirmed as director), Jonathan Frakes has expressed his keenness to take on the job.
Frakes, who of course played Commander Riker in Star Trek: The Next Generation has directed two Trek movies to date. Those would be Star Trek: First Contact and Star Trek: Insurrection. And in a chat with Komonews, he confirmed that "I would love that job".
In an enthusiastic radio interview, Frakes added that "I say, unabashedly, I'd be great at it and would love to do it!".
Frakes has made contact with Jj Abrams, who is producing the movie, and his agent has been in touch with Paramount. »
On Friday night it was announced that Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness co-writer Roberto Orci has vacated the director’s chair on Star Trek 3, leaving Paramount Pictures with the task of securing a replacement in time to meet the studio’s planned 2016 release date.
While names such as Edgar Wright, Rupert Wyatt and Joe Cornish have been mentioned as possibilities to succeed Orci, a fan campaign has launched via Twitter urging Paramount to #BringInRiker and hire Jonathan Frakes to direct the threequel.
As well as portraying Captain Picard’s Number One William T. Riker in Star Trek: The Next Generation and the subsequent movie spin-offs, Frakes directed numerous episodes of The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine and Voyager, along with the feature films Star Trek: First Contact and Star Trek: Insurrection.
If you’d like to see Frakes in the director’s chair for Star Trek 3, »
- Gary Collinson
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