EXCLUSIVE: Gravitas Ventures has beamed up worldwide rights to For the Love of Spock, a documentary on the original Star Trek character and actor Leonard Nimoy and an homage to their dedicated fans. The film, which premiered at Tribeca last month, will encounter U.S. theaters and VOD day-and-date on September 9 — one day after the 50th anniversary of the NBC series.
Featuring never-seen home video and family photos, the docu celebrates a half-century of Star Trek through an intimate look at the late Nimoy’s life and career — and Spock — as told by the actor’s son Adam Nimoy, who directed the film. There are interviews with Zachary Quinto — who plays the Vulcan in the new film series — along with Star Trek originals William Shatner and George Takei and others including J.J. Abrams, Simon Pegg, Zoe Saldana and Jim Parsons.
“It’s no secret that Star Trek is internationally beloved and has shown the world both on screen and off what it truly means to be a global community,” said Nolan Gallagher, founder and CEO of Gravitas Ventures. “We are honored to be collaborating with Adam Nimoy and look forward to bringing this film to audiences everywhere during a monumental year in the Star Trek timeline.”For the Love of Spock was executive produced by David Zappone, with Kevin Layne and Joseph Kornbrodt of 455 Films at Paramount Studios as the producers. The deal was negotiated by Gallagher for Gravitas and Douglas A. Lee on behalf of the filmmakers.