Earlier this week, at the Banff World Television Festival, Canada’s Movie Central Channel announced that they would be producing a feature-length documentary based on William Shatner and that the project would be directed by, none other than, William Shatner himself. *double axe guitar swell* The project will be called
Cage Match of Death: Shatner Vs. Shatner The Captains and is slated to begin shooting in July with a winter 2011 broadcast.
A feature documentary following the life and career of William Shatner, The Captains will explore Shatner’s Montreal roots and his early career in Stratford, Ontario, as well as the extraordinary change in circumstances caused by the serendipitous casting for the role of Captain James T. Kirk. The film will be directed by Shatner, who will also executive produce with David Zappone and Craig Thompson. [TrekMovie]
What can I say? Bill’s got some balls on him. I hope my own life is never the subject of a documentary. In all of these other docs they revisit the projects where the celebrities used to live and go visit all their managers from McDonald’s and sh-t. Revisiting my early career would consist of myself and a camera crew, all crammed into my parent’s bathroom, while I explain what it was like to masturbate there for the first eighteen years of my life.
And just for the hell of it, Rocket Man…
Finger guns to scifiwire for the tip.