So everything is up in the air in regards to Star Tr3k, Orci is no longer in the centre seat but Wil Riker himself, Jonathan Frakes, has made public his interest in doing the job when an online hashtag emerged… #BringInRiker, started by Brad (BLINKING DOG).
Frakes has stated publicly “I would love that job. I say, unabashedly, I’d be great at it and would love to do it.” adding “I’m trying to keep the lid on how excited I am about the possibility, knowing it’s such a long shot, but there’s nothing I would like better.”
Of course, Frakes is no stranger to directing Star Trek, with First Contact being his first and best movie offering, which he followed up with Insurrection. He also knows what Star Trek is all about, but can he make his mark on the rebooted franchise?
Can he bring all his Trek knowledge and experience to a movie that is part of a series that has thrown the long standing Trek bible away and started anew?
We shall have to wait and see what the next few days, weeks etc bring, it is something I will keep a very close eye on.
Join the campaign if you think Frakes is the man to direct the next Trek movie by following #BringInRiker