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TrekToday September 9 2008 10:56 PM

Meyer To Pen George Washington Screenplay
 
<font color=yellow>Nicholas Meyer</font> and <font color=yellow>René Echevarria</font> have signed on for new projects, one of which is a biography of <font color=yellow>George Washington</font>, the other, a new science-fiction series.<p>As reported by <A class="link" HREF="http://www.businesswire.com">Businesswire.com</A>, Meyers (<i>Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan</i>, <i>Star Trek: The Voyage Home</i>, <i>Star Trek: The Undiscovered Country</i>,) will be writing a screenplay about the life of George Washington. "The myths created by Washington’s remarkable achievements are so ingrained in our thinking that people forget he was a man, an extraordinarily complicated man whose personal life was defined by powerful contradictions and passions," said Meyer. "I've studied the man for decades and look forward to telling the story of the real Washington."<p>Vulcan Productions founder <font color=yellow>Paul G. Allen</font> has long wanted to present a historically accurate story of the first president. "Washington was the indispensable man, the physical embodiment of America's revolutionary ideals and identity," said Allen. "As we consider America's role in today's ever-changing world, understanding the man who had a pivotal role during the birth of our nation is essential."<p>Meanwhile, as reported by <A class="link" HREF="http://www.variety.com">Variety</A>, Echevarria (<i>Star Trek: The Next Generation</i>, <i>Star Trek: Deep Space Nine</i> will be an executive producer on <i>The Return</i>, a sci-fi series about the impact on the world, including the White House, when aliens land on Earth. <i>The Return</i> will air on ABC.<p>To read more, head to the articles located <A class="link" HREF="http://www.businesswire.com/portal/site/google/?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20080904005886&newsLan g=en">here</A> and <A class="link" HREF="http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117991646.html?categoryid=14&cs=1">here</A>.<center></center>

Data Holmes September 9 2008 11:03 PM

Re: Meyer To Pen George Washington Screenplay
 
Cool on both. :techman:

Gep Malakai September 9 2008 11:31 PM

Re: Meyer To Pen George Washington Screenplay
 
A new screenplay from Meyer? Color me thrilled. :D

Brutal Strudel September 10 2008 03:24 AM

Re: Meyer To Pen George Washington Screenplay
 
Did you see Elegy? He wrote that (based on a Philip Roth novel). Haven't seen the movie but I loved the book.

Broccoli September 10 2008 04:46 AM

Re: Meyer To Pen George Washington Screenplay
 
Shat must play Washington.

Aragorn September 10 2008 09:25 AM

Re: Meyer To Pen George Washington Screenplay
 
"Father, I... cannot... tell... a lie! I cut... the tree! George Washington."

Temis the Vorta September 10 2008 08:19 PM

Re: Meyer To Pen George Washington Screenplay
 
I'd love to see anything new from Echevarria, but wow that premise sure doesn't sound original! :rommie:


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