As many of you may have heard, on Friday night, JJ Abrams announced at the Star Trek Beyond Fan Event that Paramount was dropping the lawsuit against Axanar. It was a great moment for Axanar and we are very grateful to both JJ and Justin Lin. Please watch the above video.
There are still a lot of things up in the air that need to be worked out before we can provide some kind of production timeline. Here’s a quick run-down …
1. Even though we’re really excited by what JJ Abrams and Justin Lin shared at last night’s Star Trek Beyond event, the lawyers need to do their work (on both sides) before the lawsuit is officially resolved. This means we need to make sure we still meet all of the required filing deadlines for responses, etc. which we will (this takes a great deal of Alec and Winston & Strawn’s time).
2. CBS also tweeted that they are working on guidelines for all fan films – we’re anxious to see what those guidelines say and make sure we have a clear idea of what needs to be done to meet those expectations.
3. Once those two things are done, we have to get our team together to assess our current situation, determine what can be made (e.g. can we go with a current version of the script or do we need to change it), and take an inventory of what resources we have in-place to get it done.
Once that process is done (and it could take a while), then we’ll be able to explain where we’re headed and what we’re going to do.
Thanks to Treknews.net for their video and image!