To Whom Should the Movie Mantle Pass Post-Abrams

Discussion in 'Star Trek Movies: Kelvin Universe' started by BigJake, Mar 10, 2014.

  1. BigJake

    BigJake Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Interesting question from another thread.

    If you love AbramsTrek, who do you think would be the best person / persons to direct / produce (and write, if you know enough about writers in Hollyweird) for the Trek film franchise to continue to capture the feel he's created, once he's fully moved on into Star Wars-land?

    If you're not-so-much for AbramsTrek, who would be your dream creative team to take Trek movies in a different direction at that point?

    My personal dream team would be the Cuarón (brothers and son) led by Alfonso Cuarón, who has a proven ability to tackle a range of genres including SF and who is now (thanks to a collaboration with the estimable J.J.) working in television as well, as an added potential bennie for those of you yearning for new televised Trek too.

    Anyone else? Suggestions and reasons?
     
  2. The Stig

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    Ronald D. Moore.

    He's got a fantastic sense of character, knows the material backwards and forwards and isn't afraid to ruffle fan feathers. He's also amazingly giving to the fans and one of the best things about his run at BSG was the weekly podcasts featuring him, sometimes his wife, a glass of scotch and an unvarnished view of what he thought worked (and sometimes didn't) about the most recent episode.
     
  3. BigJake

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    Interesting choice, certainly his prior Trek experience and a run of BSG which produced some of the best SF television ever would make him a pretty excellent candidate for a rebooted show. And he wrote First Contact, which was the best-rated of the TNG movies. Very interesting...
     
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    I would like to see someone like Neill Blomkamp or Matthew Vaughn take over, I think either could do well and, keep the tone of the new Trek films while making their mark on the film at the same time. I just hope they don't rush it.

    Ronald D Moore is a great choice, I think he would make a great film!
     
  5. Khan 2.0

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    Spielberg/Amblin with Spielberg directing (his first Space set SF movie)
     
  6. Jeyl

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    Only if it had a father/son dynamic as it's central focus.
     
  7. Khan 2.0

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    bring back sarek!
     
  8. mendelin

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    Ronald D. Moore and Ira Steven Behr.

    Ronald D. Moore has a good sense of Star Trek.
    Ira Steven Behr has courage to experiment with stories and he can do something new instead of (TOS/TNG/DS9) reboot.
     
  9. CorporalClegg

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    Anyone other than Singer would be a disappointment. He's who everyone wants, and I think, deep down, he wants it too. He needs a good bonk on the head.
     
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    In terms of a distinct visual style, I'd have to go with Sam Raimi, whose films often reminded of cinematographer Barry Sonnenfeld's visual jokes when working with the Coen Brothers.

    Though whether Star Trek is ready for those kinds of elaborate visual stagings is another question.
     
  11. Khan 2.0

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    singers directing another Xmen for summer 2016 :(
     
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    Michael Bay.

    Ok, ok, just kidding. Don't hurt me. :lol:

    If it were possible to bring back people from the Berman era, and it's probably not an option, I think the team from DS9 could do some really good new big screen Trek.

    I don't think it really matters who the director is, as long as he is given a great script and understands--and respects--the material.
     
  13. Hober Mallow

    Hober Mallow Commodore Commodore

    Good God, no to RDM, if for no other reason than to keep his Klingons from ever returning to the screen. Besides that, his writing has always been hit or miss -- mostly miss.
     
  14. Khan 2.0

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    Meyer/Bennett/Nimoy (Meyer directing/co writing, Bennett producing, Nimoy exec producing)
     
  15. Kelthaz

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    I'm curious to see what Tim Burton would do with the franchise. Johnny Depp as Spock anyone?
     
  16. Hober Mallow

    Hober Mallow Commodore Commodore

    Phineas Phaser-hands.
     
  17. M'Sharak

    M'Sharak Definitely Herbert. Maybe. Moderator

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    Heck, I'd watch that.
     
  18. BigJake

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    Until I saw what Depp did with Tonto, I would've been all over this. :(
     
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    Please God, no....
     
  20. Cyke101

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    I'm for Blomkamp. A little hesitant because his third acts tend to forsake his greater messages for more action, but I appreciate the fact that his films tend to be more socially aware than most, which is something Trek has a long and proud history of doing. Then again, he has the subtlety of a sledge hammer, but better that than a run-of-the-mill action/shooter.

    Judging by X-Men First Class, Vaughn would be great for maintaining that 60s vibe, but I'm a little wary of Trek reliving its 60s days again (esp. with Giacchino). And if, after Abrams and Vaughn, we get Brad Bird (who I love), Trek will be perpetually stuck in the same aesthetic decade.