Captain Kirk leaning towards Sakey’s THE BLADE ITSELF.

We originally reported that Ben Affleck’s production company, LivePlanet, was bringing Marcus Sakey’s THE BLADE ITSELF to the big screen. That was two years ago. Last December, Marcus expressed his happiness with the screenplay.

Now Pajiba is reporting that Chris Pine (STAR TREK, SMOKIN’ ACES) is attached to star in TBI. It is certain that Affleck is not directing (He is producing)and that Pine will be meeting with the leading directorial candidate soon. According to the site, Pine actually first was connected with it last May. He has obviously gained a bit of fame since then, bolding going where The Shat had previously gone.

I thought Chris kicked ass as Captain Kirk and was entertaining in SA. I hope he stays on board and this damn thing happens!