A month has passed since Leonard Nimoy’s death and his son, Adam Nimoy, announced to Variety that he will be directing a documentary titled For the Love of Spock.
Zachary Quinto, who plays Spock in the current reboot films, will narrate and David Zappone, the owner and president of Paramount-based 455 Films, will produce.
The film is in part a dedication to Leonard Nimoy, as well as a celebration of Star Trek which turns 50 next year. Its first episode aired on September 8, 1966.
According to Adam Nimoy, this is a project that he and his father discussed together before Leonard Nimoy’s passing. Adam Nimoy told Variety:
“This will be a tribute to my dad and Spock. We have plenty to work from because my dad loved telling stories and he was very fond of the role.”
William Shatner, Captain James T. Kirk in the original series, is said to appear in the documentary as well.
While Adam Nimoy plans to use conventional film financing for the project, reports Variety, he’s not opposed to fan fundraising through a platform like Kickstarter.
Adam Nimoy began his career as an entertainment lawyer before becoming a TV director. He directed episodes from TV series like NYPD Blue, The Practice, Ally McBeal, and Gilmore Girls.
Are you looking forward to this documentary? What do you love most about Spock? How will you celebrate the 50th Anniversary? Share with us in the comments!