The world is still mourning the loss of Leonard Nimoy, and now the acclaimed actor’s son has announced plans to produce and direct a new documentary about his father.
Dubbed For the Love of Spock, the project will be helmed by Adam Nimoy and narrated by Zachary Quinto, who played Spock in 2009’s Star Trek and its sequel Star Trek Into Darkness. The timing will see the film dropping around the 50th anniversary of Star Trek: The Original Series’ 1966 debut.
Here’s what Adam had to say about the project in an interview with 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. He felt as if he had plenty of time, but then he declined precipitously. I was struck with the outpouring of affection for him after he died, so this feels like the right thing to do.”
Adam said he and his father started discussing the project several months ago, and it will focus on the “enduring nature of Spock and Nimoy’s portrayal of the relentlessly logical human-alien first officer of the Starship Enterprise.” The elder Nimoy apparently chatted with his son about the project just two days before his tragic passing from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
The project is still in the early phases, though Adam currently plans to go the traditional film-financing route (to pay for footage licensing from CBS, etc.) -- but he hasn’t ruled out crowdfunding if that looks like a more viable option.
A documentary on Nimoy was inevitable, but it’s encouraging to know he had some input into the project and that it’s being handled by those closest to him. Are you looking forward to checking this one out?