William Shatner will be directing The Captains, a feature documentary to air in Canada in the winter of 2011.
The documentary will cover Shatner’s career beginning with his early days on the stage in Stratford, Ontario. His rise to fame as Star Trek’s Captain James T. Kirk will also be explored.
Canadian pay TV channel Movie Central will partner with Melis Production and Ballinran Productions to produce the project. David Zappone and Craig Thompson will be executive producers. Production on The Captains begins in July.
Movie Central also has obtained the Canadian broadcast rights to William Shatner’s Gonzo Ballet, which features a ballet by Margo Sappington set to music from Shatner.