Yes, Trekkies do have a sense of humor, and can look at their obsessive love of sci-fi from an ironic distance, as the movie Galaxy Quest clearly illustrates.
Although it wasn’t a big hit when it was released in 1999, audiences still love the film, and are keeping its cult status alive and well after all these years.
Dean Parisot, who directed Galaxy Quest, has also helmed a lot of television, as well as the Jim Carrey/Tea Leoni comedy Fun With Dick and Jane (which was a remake of the ’76 comedy with George Segal and Jane Fonda).
Now Parisot is reportedly returning with the sequel to Red, the action comedy that starred Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, and Morgan Freeman.
According to Collider and Variety, there’s no word yet whether the original cast of Willis, Mirren and Freeman will be back. Of course, it’s still pretty early in the game, and the screenwriters of the first Red, which stands for Retired Extremely Dangerous, and the original writers, Jon and Erich Hoebler, will be penning the sequel as well.
Summit, the company behind the Twilight series, put out the first Red, and will also be releasing the second one. The Hoebers’s other credits include the recent thriller Man on a Ledge, and Battleship. While it’s definitely good news to see Parisot back in action, I’m willing to bet there’s plenty of people out there who’d love to see another Galaxy Quest one of these days - and Tim Allen, Alan Rickman and Sigourney Weaver are all still in good enough shape to do it.