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TrekToday March 4 2008 05:13 AM

Shatner To Direct Comedy Movie
 
<font color=yellow>William Shatner</font> will be stepping behind the camera to direct a film after signing a multi-project deal with Big Screen Entertainment Group (BSEG).<p>As reported by <A class="link" HREF="http://www.pr-inside.com">PR-inside.com</A> and <A class="link" HREF="http://trekmovie.com">TrekMovie.com</A>, Shatner had just signed a deal to direct a movie reported to be based on the Jewish custom of sitting Shiva, the period of mourning after the death of a family member. According to a 2000 interview with <i>The Hollywood Reporter</i>, while sitting shiva after the death of his wife Nerine, Shatner realized that "grief can be funny."<p>"We're pleased to be working with Mr. Shatner and proud he has chosen Big Screen and Five Star as his producing partners on this project, which promises to be a funny and compelling film," said BSEG CEO <font color=yellow>Kimberley Kates</font>. "Discussions are underway with a number of big stars who are interested in participating, as well as a major studio."<p>Another project for Shatner is <i>Gonzo Ballet</i>, a feature-length documentary about a ballet by <font color=yellow>Margo Sappington</font> called <i>Common People</i>. <i>Common People</i> was set to the music of <font color=yellow>William Shatner</font> and <font color=yellow>Ben Folds</font> from their <i>Has Been</i> album. <i>Gonzo Ballet</i> is expected to be released this year.<p>To read more, head to the links located <A class="link" HREF="http://www.pr-inside.com/william-shatner-to-step-behind-the-r467790.htm">here</A>, and <A class="link" HREF="http://trekmovie.com/2008/03/03/shatner-to-direct-new-comedy-film/">here</A>.<center></center>

StarMan March 4 2008 10:34 AM

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The man sure likes to keep busy.

Pioneer March 4 2008 01:31 PM

Re: Shatner To Direct Comedy Movie
 
I believe that's the music of Ben Folds.

The Shat never seems to lack work.

T'Grinch March 4 2008 05:37 PM

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Three damned points where I review my articles and I missed that. I knew the right name. My fingers typed "k" instead of "d".

*grr!* :brickwall:

T'Cal March 4 2008 07:49 PM

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Quote from above - As reported by PR-inside.com and TrekMovie.com, Shatner had just signed a deal to direct a movie reported to be based on the Jewish custom of sitting Shiva, the period of mourning after the death of a family member. According to a 2000 interview with The Hollywood Reporter, while sitting shiva after the death of his wife Nerine, Shatner realized that "grief can be funny."

I remember reading about the death of his wife and all of the people saying that he killed her. I didn't believe it for a second...at first. Then I heard the 9-1-1 tape of him reporting finding her, and I began to rethink my position. Didn't he host a show about 9-1-1 calls ("Rescue 9-1-1")? Wouldn't he know what to do? Wouldn't your first reaction to be pull your wife out of the pool? Still, I figured it had to be a horrifying experience and people often panic. Then I saw an interview in which he talked about the humor in sitting shiva and that he was considering writing a movie about it. That's when I knew he killed her. He killed her dead...allegedly.

Swarles Barkley March 4 2008 08:56 PM

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Shatner already directed a comedy. It was called "Star Trek V: The Final Frontier".

Pioneer March 5 2008 07:26 AM

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Quote:

H F Mudd wrote: (Post 1404557)
Shatner already directed a comedy. It was called "Star Trek V: The Final Frontier".

See, now that's just mean. :devil:

Pioneer March 5 2008 07:27 AM

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Hey, don't take it so hard. I do that sore of thing all the time.
Just not in a public forum.:rommie:

Jack Bauer March 5 2008 08:34 AM

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Does the Shat ever sleep?

Tralah March 5 2008 07:45 PM

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Quote:

Jack Bauer wrote: (Post 1406988)
Does the Shat ever sleep?

He has more energy in his 70s than I do in my 20s. :p


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