Die archivierten Nachrichten aus der Rubrik "Aktuelles"...
Access Hollywood sprach mit Zoe Saldana über das Sequel...
[...] "I know it’s gonna be amazing," she told Access Hollywood at Monday night’s Glamour Reel Moments premiere in Los Angeles about the next installment, helmed by J.J. Abrams.
"We still haven’t gotten a script yet," she said of progress on the film, which Access has confirmed with a source will begin shooting in mid-January, and won’t be called "Star Trek 2." "We’re very excited to read it and get back into space."
As fans know, Zoe’s Nyota Uhura was romantically linked to Zachary Quinto’s Spock in the first installment in the rebooted franchise, but she doesn’t know whether the love story will continue.
"I’m really curious and I’m pretty sure that Zach is as well," she said. [...]
Bei StarTrek.com gibt es Infos und einen Trailer zur HD-Version von "Star Trek: The Next Generation", die 2012 auf Blu-ray erscheinen wird...
J.J. Abrams is ready to engage. EW has confirmed that the insatiable media multi-hyphenate has signed on to direct the sequel to his 2009 hit Star Trek. (Vulture first reported the story.) The first film’s screenwriters Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci are penning the screenplay with producer Damon Lindelof, and the main cast - including Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto [..] - are all set to return. The untitled sequel was originally scheduled to come out June 2012, but the film has moved off of that date to give the writers enough time to polish the script.
Abrams’ first crack in the captain’s chair netted the reboot the highest-ever grosses for a Trek movie, pulling in $257 million domestically, and $385 million worldwide.
Wie Slashfilm.com meldet, wird derzeit anhand eines 70-seitigen Entwurfs an "Star Trek 2" gewerkelt, während J.J. Abrams noch mit "Super 8" beschäftigt ist...
CS! zitiert den Produzenten und Drehbuchautor Roberto Orci bzgl. "Star Trek 2"...
In addition to saying that he thinks that production will begin this fall, Orci admitted that specific fan reactions to the original film have directly influenced the sequel's narrative and dropped a few hints about what fans can expect.
"Everyone said [Kirk] is too young to become Captain," he explains, "So maybe in the next movie, somebody goes, 'Man, you sure became Captain young and fast.' You start to incorporate people's opinions... If it's organic to the story and you find someone who doesn't think too highly of Kirk because he maybe skipped a few steps, that's maybe a fun thing to consider. That comes from a fan reaction and maybe gives you a story point."
Rightfully proud of the 2009 film, Orci still recognizes that there were other issues with the project that didn't sit well with the entire fanbase and hopes that the sequel might offer a chance to rectify some of them.
"[Fans] wanted more character time with everybody," he adds, "and, because that was an origin story for 'Star Trek,' everyone had to come in at a certain point. Now everyone is going to be there from the beginning, so they're going to get that. Everyone sure hated engineering. They thought it looked like a brewery, which it was. I'll pass that on to J.J. [Abrams] and see what he says."
While the first draft of the script is complete, Orci's job is far from over and plans to be working on the sequel for some time to come.
"We'll be working and tweaking that story through shooting," he says, "This time we don't have a strike, so we'll actually be able to change things on the set. On the last movie, we handed in the script and that was it. You couldn't change a word. This one feels like we've got all the time in the world." [...]
Paramount Pictures has scrapped a tentative plan for Chris Pine to resuscitate the Jack Ryan franchise before he reprises his James T. Kirk role in a Star Trek sequel. The slow process of nailing the Ryan script has prompted the studio to focus on getting Pine at the helm of the USS Enterprise first, even as the studio waits to see if JJ Abrams will reprise as Trek director. [...]
Paramount's expectation is for the Star Trek sequel to start production by the fall so that the studio can keep that film's projected June 29, 2012 release date. Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Damon Lindelof are are working on the script.
THN zeigt ein Promo-Poster, welches nicht offiziell veröffentlicht wurde... ;-)
NYTimes.com berichtet über den Einsatz von Apple's iPad in Hollywood, ganz nebenbei gibt es ein paar Infos zu "Star Trek 2"...
[...] Mr. Orci, meeting with the producers J. J. Abrams, Damon Lindelof and Bryan Burk, and his fellow writer Alex Kurtzman, jump-started the discussion with an iPad slide show, showing stills from the first film, snapshots of potential locations and a photo of a suggested actress for one of the roles. On the woman’s photo, he had used his iPad to paint on a Vulcan ear. [...]
CS! sprach mit Karl Urban, u.a. über "Star Trek 2"...
Q: [...] What do you think of evolution of your character is going to be like in the next "Star Trek"?
Urban: I have no idea. I just know it's going to be good. I'm really looking forward to getting on board that one and I feel now we've introduced all these great characters. It's going to be really interesting to see where we can take it.
Q: Will you start shooting soon?
Urban: No, I think it will start to shoot at the beginning of next year. [...]
Bei Collider gibt es ein Video-Interview mit John Cho...
[...] Heard they are still working on the script
Hasn’t heard anything about the villain yet
Has he tried to pitch anything for Sulu
We talk about the lens flares and what did he think about them [...]
Wie CS! meldet, wurde der (vorläufige) US-Starttermin für das Sequel zu J.J. Abrams' "Star Trek" auf den 29. Juni 2012 gelegt...
Atari, Inc. and MMO developer Cryptic Studios announced today that Leonard Nimoy, the actor who originated the legendary and beloved "Star Trek" character of Spock more than 40 years ago, has joined the cast of "Star Trek Online," the first massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) ever set in the "Star Trek" universe.
Nimoy, who recently reprised his role as Spock in 2009's Star Trek movie, will voice the introduction for "Star Trek Online." Nimoy's voice, known to millions of fans all over the world, will also be heard during key scenes and events in-game. [...]
Just last night, we posted an interview with Star Trek director J.J. Abrams in which he said he won't know if he'll direct the sequel until the script is done, which may be a while.
But what if he does return? And Khan is the villain? ComingSoon.net is hearing a pretty juicy rumor that they already have a favorite who they'd like to play Khan if that happens.
Who do they think could portray the character made famous by Ricardo Montalban in the 1967 "Star Trek" episode "Space Seed" and 1982 feature Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan?
Nestor Carbonell, who plays Richard Alpert on the J.J. Abrams-executive produced ABC series "Lost."
Now, before you go shouting Nestor is KHAAAN! There are way too many variables right now, including the fact that the Khan character may not even be in the sequel. We just know that if they started filming today, he would be their man.
CS! sprach mit den Drehbuchautoren Alex Kurtzman und Roberto Orci...
[...] While they're still very much in the beginning stages and couldn't give us many details, they did give a possible release date year.
"We're rereading some of our favorite 'Star Trek' novels now and watching the original series again. The honest answer is we don't know yet," Orci said. "We think it's going to be a 2012 release, but I'm not sure," he continued.
"Originally we thought we were going to have to have the script in by Christmas, but the release changed so certainly within the next eight months I'd say," Kurtzman told us.
We tried to find out where the two writers would like to see the story go and Orci said: "They're established now in the second movie and they're finally a crew so it will resemble what you see in terms of they are already who they are." [...]
Bei JoBlo.com gibt es eine sehenswerte Gag Reel zu J.J. Abrams' "Star Trek"...
Bei Collider.com gibt es ein Interview mit J.J. Abrams, u.a. über "Star Trek 2"... Und CS! sprach mit den Drehbuchautoren Alex Kurtzman und Roberto Orci...
SCI FI Wire sprach mit J.J. Abrams über das Sequel...
[...] Where are you in talks for Star Trek 2?
Abrams: We're hopefully going to have everyone, obviously, from the first cast. I keep trying to spread this rumor that I'm going to recast Kirk as Greg Grunberg, but no one ever prints it.
Have you settled on what direction you're going to take it?
Abrams: We're just starting on that. Yes, we know the direction, but it's very early. We're working on a script right now still. I can tell you it's cool. We have some really cool ideas, but it's too early.
So Orci and Kurtzman have physically started writing?
Abrams: No, but we've started talking story, and Damon's writing it with them. [...]
Hero Complex sprach mit J.J. Abrams über das Sequel...
[...] "The ambition for a sequel to 'Star Trek' is to make a movie that's worthy of the audience and not just another movie, you know, just a second movie that feels tacked on. The first movie was so concerned with just setting up the characters -- their meeting each and galvanizing that family -- that in many ways a sequel will have a very different mission. it needs to do what [the late 'Trek' creator Gene] Roddenberry did so well, which is allegory. It needs to tell a story that has connection to what is familiar and what is relevant. It also needs to tell it in a spectacular way that hides the machinery and in a primarily entertaining and hopefully moving story. There needs to be relevance, yes, and that doesn't mean it should be pretentious. If there are simple truths -- truths connected to what we live -- that elevates any story -- that's true with any story." [...]
CS! berichtet über die IMAX-Wiederveröffentlichung von J.J. Abrams' "Star Trek"...
J.J. Abrams' summer blockbuster Star Trek, which has earned $383.1 million worldwide, will be re-released in about 100 IMAX theaters on Friday, September 4th. The film will play in the large theaters for two weeks, at which time Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs will be released on IMAX screens. Here's how IMAX describes the large format version of Star Trek:
Star Trek, which chronicles the early days of James T. Kirk and his fellow USS Enterprise crew members, has been digitally re-mastered into the unparalleled image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience® through proprietary IMAX DMR® technology. With crystal clear images, laser-aligned digital sound and maximized field of view, IMAX provides the world's most immersive movie experience. [...]
Bei enjoymedia.ch haben wir das perfekte "Spielzeug" für alle "Star Trek"-Fans gefunden: Den Star Trek USB Communicator...
Das einzige, offiziell lizenzierte Replika des Communicators ist nicht nur ein Novum - es kann sogar als ein VOIP Telefon benutzt werden! Ein eingebautes Micro und eingebauter Lautsprecher ermöglichen es sogar, als Two-Way Sprachsystem wie Skype, MSN Messenger, AIM und iChat zu benutzen. Sie können den Communicator einfach über USB am PC anschliessen. Er verfügt über Soundeffekte aus den "Star Trek"-Klassikern und lässt sich sogar aufklappen, genau wie Captain Kirk es immer gemacht hat...
Bei Collider.com gibt es ein Video-Interview mit J.J. Abrams... Und TNMC widmet sich den Dingen aus dem Drehbuch, die im Film fehlten...
CS! berichtet über die US-Kinocharts...
[...] J.J. Abrams' Star Trek (Paramount) took eighth place with $3.6 million, bringing its total to $246 million [...]
Bei Collider.com gibt es ein Video-Interview mit den Drehbuchautoren Roberto Orci und Alex Kurtzman, u.a. über das "Star Trek"-Sequel... Hier die Highlights...
[...] They don’t know if J.J. is directing the sequel - he’s still undecided
They want to finish the sequel script by Christmas
Paramount wants to make the film as soon as possible
They’ve been reading what the fans have been saying online [...]
Bei AICN kommentiert J.J. Abrams die Gerüchte, laut denen Jack Black für die Rolle des Harry Mudd im "Star Trek"-Sequel in Frage käme...
[...] Yes, talking to Jack Black about doing something -- but not Mudd.
Bryan, Damon, Alex and Bob and I have not had MEETING ONE about a sequel.
Brief, casual, blue-sky conversations, of course. But "okay, what's next for The Crew?" Not a meeting. So any character decisions, let alone actor discussions, feel like a ways away.
I can tell you one thing. For the sequel? I think we should have a shitload more lens flares. [...]
CS! berichtet über die US-Kinocharts...
[...] J.J. Abrams' Star Trek (Paramount) became the first movie of 2009 to cross the $200 million mark, as it added $12.8 million in fifth place. With $209 million, it is also currently the highest-grossing movie of the year. As of this weekend, the movie has also grossed $101.5 million internationally. [...]
Quint von AICN sprach mit J.J. Abrams...
CS! berichtet über die US-Einspielergebnisse...
[...] J.J. Abrams' relaunch of Star Trek (Paramount) had a fantastic second weekend, dropping just 43% to second place with an estimated $43 million and a total gross of $148 million, well ahead of even the highest grossing movie in the franchise to date. Incidentally, Star Trek will not completely lose all IMAX screens when Fox's Night at the Museum: Battle for the Smithsonian opens this weekend, as theaters will be allowed to continue to play Trek after midnight over Memorial Day weekend and one can expect that it may be able to get more screening times in June if demand continues. [...]
CS! berichtet über die US-Einspielergebnisse und IMAX-Rekorde...
[...] The opening weekend tally for J.J. Abrams' "Star Trek" was substantially higher than initial estimates. The Paramount Pictures release grossed $79.2 million over the three day period in 3,849 locations, almost $3 million higher than initial estimates thanks to strong attendance on Mother's Day. Initially, the well-reviewed adventure was expected to bring in $18.3 million on Sunday, but ended up grossing $21 million. Better than expected family attendance was credited with the upsurge. [...]
IMAX Corporation and Paramount Pictures today announced that Star Trek: The IMAX Experience, directed by J.J. Abrams ("Mission: Impossible III", "Lost" and "Alias"), shattered virtually every opening weekend IMAX box office record, posting $8.5 million from 138 IMAX® theatres domestically. The limited IMAX run registered a per screen average of approximately $62,000 for the weekend, marking the highest grossing Friday, Saturday and Sunday ever for an IMAX opening. IMAX's domestic opening contributed 11% of the hit film's overall domestic box office gross of $79.2 million on less than 2% of the screens.
The IMAX release also broke records internationally, generating more than $1.1 million from 25 IMAX screens, for a per screen average of $44,000, bringing the worldwide IMAX box office to $9.6 million. [...]
CS! berichtet über die US-Einspielergebnisse...
[...] One of the big question marks this summer was whether J.J. Abrams' relaunch of Star Trek (Paramount) could successfully reboot the franchise created by Gene Roddenberry. With an eclectic cast headlined by Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto and with only one returning actor from the previous movies and television shows, Star Trek went into the weekend with overwhelmingly positive reviews and brisk advance ticket sales. After grossing $4 million in Thursday previews (screenings after midnight counted towards Friday), Star Trek pulled in an additional $72.5 million (estimated) over the weekend, averaging roughly $18.8k in 3,849 venues, including over a hundred IMAX screens. Going by estimates, the $76.5 million grossed by Abrams' relaunch in 3 1/2 days is more than five of the previous "Star Trek" movies made in their entire theatrical runs. A sequel to the movie has already been greenlit, so here's hoping there'll be an announcement soon about a release date. [...]
Variety.com berichtet über die US-Einspielergebnisse...
Paramount's "Star Trek" opened at 7 p.m. Thursday on most of its 3,800 screens, grossing an estimated $7 million as of Friday morning. [...]
Bei AICN gibt es die gesammelten Meinungen der Fans zu J.J. Abrams's "Star Trek"... Und bei Rotten Tomatoes steht der Schnitt der Kritiken derzeit bei beachtlichen 94% !!!
Heute startet J.J. Abrams's "Star Trek" in den deutschen Kinos...
Bei JoBlo.com gibt es ein Video-Interview mit John Cho & Anton Yelchin... Bei
AICN und DH gibt es Kritiken zu J.J. Abrams's "Star Trek"...
[...] what is setup here shows such great potential that if Abrams direction and the current cast & mythology were to combine with a stronger story - it could be an achievement of "Spider-Man 2" or "The Dark Knight" caliber. [...]
Latino Review (B+) und FilmSchoolRejects.com (B+) gibt es Kritiken zu J.J. Abrams's "Star Trek"...
[...] The plot is simple, basically three segments - the introduction to the characters followed by two distinct battle sequences - but it remains complex with a solid revenge plot. It’s a heavy action film, but it’s one of the funnest movies I’ve seen in years. The characters could easily have slipped into cliche, but pushed past it to become unique entities. There are goofy one-liners up against intense dialog, but nothing ever sounds out of place. It could have become a big, dumb CGI-fest, but a ton of smart, character-development scenes give it most of its life. It irritates and energizes, reaches a climax, and pulls back to develop the human beings that inhabit a very dangerous world. [...]
Bei CS! plaudert die Enterprise-Crew bereits über das Sequel zu J.J. Abrams's "Star Trek"...
Bei TheSun.co.uk gibt es einen Artikel über die Rolle von Zoe Saldana als Uhura... SPOILER !!!
Bei EW.com gibt es einen Artikel zu J.J. Abrams's "Star Trek" und bei AICN gibt es einen Kommentar dazu...
Es gibt neue J.J. Abrams's "Star Trek" Clips / Ausschnitte - nun auch in HD-Qualität... Und bei IESB gibt es Interviews mit den Darstellern...
Bei IESB gibt es mehrere J.J. Abrams's "Star Trek" Clips / Ausschnitte...
Bei IESB gibt es neue Szenenbilder aus J.J. Abrams' "Star Trek"...
Paramount Digital Entertainment, Bad Robot Productions, CBS und Naked Sky Entertainment kündigen heute den Release von "Star Trek: D-A-C" für Xbox LIVE Arcade für das Xbox360-Videogame und Entertainment System von Microsoft im Mai an. Die Veröffentlichung für Playstation-Network und Windows PC erfolgt kurze Zeit später. Inspiriert vom neuen Star Trek-Film von Paramount Pictures, der am 16. April 2009 im Sony Center Berlin Premiere feierte, ist "Star Trek: D-A-C" ein rasanter Top -down Space Shooter. Spieler nehmen im Kommandosessel des Captains Platz und sind in spannende Online-Multiplayer und -Koop-Gefechte involviert...
Bei Wired.com gibt es sehenswertes Artwork des Schneemonsters, das von Neville Page für J.J. Abrams' "Star Trek" entworfen wurde...
Ein neuer J.J. Abrams's "Star Trek" TV-Spot ist online !!!
Hercules von AICN berichtet über eine mögliche neue Serie...
"I told my agent and told the people of J.J. Abrams' team I want to create another 'Star Trek' series and have an idea that I’m kicking around," acclaimed TV writer Bryan Fuller said in an IF Magazine story posted March 2. "I would love to return to the spirit of the old series with the colors and attitude. I loved 'Voyager' and 'Deep Space Nine,' but they seem to have lost the ‘60s fun and I would love to take it back to its origin."
I learned this thanks to a Friday post in James Hibberd’s Live Feed, and found myself pondering Fuller’s intent.
Fuller’s a giant Trek nerd who began his TV career writing on "Deep Space Nine" and "Voyager" (before moving on to create "Dead Like Me," "Wonderfalls" and "Pushing Daisies") so his interest wasn’t a surprise.
I was wondering more about premise. If Abrams’ fast-approaching Kirk-Spock movie proves as big a hit as everybody thinks it will be, that means sequels, and that means the further 23rd century adventures of Kirk and Spock wouldn’t likely be headed for live-action TV. Would the new series take place in the late 24th century era of Old Spock, several years subsequent to the events of "Nemesis"? br>
"I would love to do it in the same era as the J.J. Abrams movie, but on another starship on a completely different adventure," Fuller tells Ain’t It Cool. "But it really is a dream and there is nothing official about it at all."
There are rumors afloat that Abrams asked for a two-year "freeze" that would keep any "Trek" TV show off the air until at least 2011, but Abrams told Hibberd that his movie contract afforded him "no veto power" over any proposed TV series. (I’m not sure how much of a impediment a two-year freeze would be anyway, since my understanding is Fuller is contracted with "Heroes" producer NBC Universal until the end of 2010.)
One catalyst that could help garner support for a series is Abrams' longtime best friend Greg Grunberg, an actor who played a major role in "Company Man," the Fuller-scripted first-season "Heroes" episode widely regarded as the series’ finest hour.
Coincidentally, I’ve just seen "Cold Snap," the first Fuller-scripted episode of "Heroes" since "Company Man." The hilarious, harrowing and propulsive "Snap," which airs on NBC Monday, is easily the best episode of the series since "Company Man," and another major episode for Grunberg’s character, Matt Parkman.
Der neue J.J. Abrams's "Star Trek" Trailer #3 ist online !!!
[...] Latino Review covered last weekend's WonderCon panel with IDW Comics (publisher of the terrific "Countdown" prequel/sequel to J.J. Abrams' upcoming "Star Trek" movie), and it looks like the participation of Jean-Luc Picard, Data and possibly other "Next Generation" icons may not be limited to the funnybooks:
"The end of issue 4 is a cliffhanger and is going to continue in the first few minutes of the movie."
Right after that was said, another writer (or artist) said that part of the movie will take place with the Next Generation crew and to look out for that. Another guy on the panel gave him a quick "uh oh" look and smiled.
After that, someone from the audience asked "So are members of the Next Generation cast in the new Trek movie?" to which the same guy replied, "I really cannot say anything about that." [...]
AICN berichtet über die WonderCon-Präsentation... Und bei CS! gibt es eine Beschreibung des kommenden Trailers, der auf der WonderCon gezeigt wurde... Vorsicht SPOILER !!!
[...] The new trailer begins with the familiar scene of Chris Pine's James Kirk riding a motorcycle through the desert environment of his hometown, briefly shows the bar fight that we saw during the roadshow footage, then cuts to Bruce Greenwood's Captain Pike telling the young Kirk about how his father saved the lives of three hundred people on the ship--unlike the footage we saw earlier, the trailer shows a brief glimpse of the actual disaster which ultimately killed his father--and Pike challenges Kirk to do better, to "enlist and serve" and follow in his father's footsteps. We then see Kirk as a private in his early years at the Starfleet Academy and one of his instructors is Zachary Quinto's Spock telling the class, "You will experience fear."
Throughout the trailer, we saw quite a few bits from the extended clip where Kirk and Sulu freefall towards a Romulan drilling platform hovering over Vulcan and get into a fight with two guards, but as we learned before, they're not successful and in one impressive shot, we see the results of the Romulan bombs as we see an entire planet (presumably Vulcan) being disintegrated.
A title card appears that reads "Prepare" and Kirk says that he's been waiting for this day his whole life, then Kirk as First Officer is told to take over for the captain, to which he says "Hell yeah" and we see Kirk taking a seat in that famous chair on the Enterprise bridge for the first time in what should be a very exciting moment for long-time Trek fans (The scene got a huge burst of applause from the audience.) The follow-up title card reads "... For the Beginning." Throughout the trailer, we see a few bits with Eric Bana's Romulan leader Nero, at one point telling someone, "James T. Kirk was a great man" and then ordering his Romulans to attack, and we see a lot of "prepare for battle" sequences on the Enterprise bridge.
One thing we didn't really see in the Roadshow footage were actual scenes of the Enterprise and other ships in space, but there are much more outer space shots in the new trailer, as it ends with a brief shot of an enormous space battle with the Enterprise being attacked, presumably by Romulan ships. [...]
Bei TotalFilm.com gibt es ein Bild von Kirk (Chris Pine), Spock (Zachary Quinto) und Bösewicht Nero (Eric Bana)... Derweil kann man in der Rubrik "Panoramas" auf StarTrekMovie.com Korridore der neuen Enterprise inspizieren...
Bei CS! gibt es Bilder von der Toy Fair 2009...
Bei AICN kann man einen Blick auf kommendes Spielzeug werfen... Und CS! meldet...
Paramount Pictures announced today that a third trailer for J.J. Abrams' Star Trek is planned to be in theaters starting on Friday, March 6th with Watchmen.
The trailer, which features brand new footage, will also be online on Apple.com Trailers in HD starting on the morning of 3/9 and thereafter on the official site. [...]
Der J.J. Abrams's "Star Trek" Super Bowl Spot ist online !!!
Bei Esurance.com gibt es eine Tie-In Website mit einer neuen Featurette...
Bei FirstShowing.net gibt es den ersten Teil eines Interviews mit den Autoren Alex Kurtzman und Roberto Orci...
CS! zitiert aus einem AP-Interview mit Chris Pine...
[...] "For Kirk and Spock, it's charting their lives to a small extent from boyhood and their first encounter, which is a bit contentious, to kind of the beginning of the relationship we all know," Pine said.
"They are at odds at first. The conflict of the relationship actually gives Zachary a couple moments where he's not as controlled and rational as Mr. Nimoy's character was. He has a couple of outbursts that aren't exactly the classic Spock." [...]
Bei IESB kann man die ersten Seiten des "Star Trek" Prequel-Comics bestaunen...
TrekMovie.com zeigt Bilder von Props...
Im Facebook "Star Treks Notizen" schreibt J.J. Abrams...
[...] We're just making final tweaks to the movie -- we should be totally locked next week. Then we're going to flash-freeze it so it's totally fresh for you in May. I can't wait for you to see the movie. The cast is awesome. The action and effects pushed the stunt team and ILM beyond their limits. [...]
Bei MTV.com gibt es ein Werbeplakat mit den Hauptcharakteren...
Paramount Pictures and IMAX Corporation today announced that Star Trek, directed by J.J. Abrams (Mission: Impossible III, "Lost" and "Alias"), will be simultaneously released to both IMAX® and conventional theatres worldwide on May 8, 2009. [...]
TrekMovie.com sprach mit Bob Orci darüber, wie J.J. Abrams' "Star Trek" sich in den Canon einfügt... SPOILER !!!
Variety reports that Majel Barrett-Roddenberry will reprise her role as the voice of the Starship Enterprise computer in J.J. Abrams' upcoming Star Trek feature. She's voiced the role in four "Star Trek" TV series and three films. [...]
Im J.J. Abrams's "Star Trek" Internet-only Teaser-Trailer #2 grüsst am Ende Leonard "Spock" Nimoy...
Mit Dank an Mario Hess
IESB berichtet über die kommenden Prequel-Comics...
IDW Publishing has joined with Paramount Pictures, J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions, Kurtzman/Orci Productions and CBS Consumer Products to publish a four-issue limited comic book series tied to next summer’s new Star Trek movie, which will be released in theaters on May 8, 2009.
The first comic in the series, Star Trek: Countdown #1, will be released in January 2009 to the comic book direct market. The story is presented by Abrams and plotted by Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman. It is written by Mike Johnson (Superman/Batman) and Tim Jones, and features stunning art by David Messina (Star Trek: Mirror Images). Messina also provides covers for the series.
"There was a lot of back and forth about doing this project, how to do it, what it would be about, but what all parties agreed on was that we needed the right story and that it needed to matter. It had to count both on its own merits and when read in conjunction with the new movie," said series editor Andy Schmidt. "I couldn’t be happier with the project and what it means to the overall Star Trek franchise!"
"Star Trek: Countdown lays the groundwork for what happens in the movie," said Roberto Orci. "It's our way of passing the baton from the Next Generation characters and their movies to the new film."
Star Trek: Countdown is sure to be in huge demand as eager fans look for a sneak peak into director J.J. Abrams’ new Star Trek vision!
Star Trek: Countdown #1 (Diamond item code NOV08 4113), a 32-page, $3.99 comic, premieres in January 2009.
Bei CS! gibt es zwei neue Charakter-Poster: Eric Bana als Nero und Zoe Saldana als Uhura...
Moriarty von AICN schildert seine Eindrücke zu der Präsentation von Filmmaterial in Los Angeles...
[...] I’m betting now that at the very least, what we’ll get next May is going to be a rousing SF adventure film with a sincere desire to capture the optimistic nature of my favorite era of TREK. It looks like a huge canvass, and I’m really eager to check out more of the work by Michael Giacchino, cinematographer Dan Mindel, and production designer Scott Chambliss. It looks like everyone’s really trying to redefine and still respect the iconography of the show, and I’m sure everyone will have their own take on how well they do or don’t accomplish that. [...]
Harry von AICN schildert seine Eindrücke zu der Präsentation von Filmmaterial in New York...
Endlich gibt es den neuen J.J. Abrams's "Star Trek" Teaser-Trailer auch in offizieller Form... Und CS! liefert ebenfalls eine detaillierte Beschreibung von ca. 25 Minuten aus dem kommenden Film...
Der neue J.J. Abrams's "Star Trek" Teaser-Trailer ist online - vorerst nur als Bootleg !!!
Bei EW.com gibt es ein Bild der "neuen" Enterprise...
Empire Online und Den of Geek haben 20 Minuten aus J.J. Abrams's "Star Trek" gesehen und berichten darüber...
[...] Anyone prepared to withstand some major spoilers can check below for details of these scenes. For those leaving it here and saving themselves for the movie, let me say that the footage screened today is just sensationally great. Pine is good as Kirk, Urban is UNCANNY as McCoy, Quinto has got Spock's icy reservation and underlying anger nailed, the effects look more like GREAT model-work than ropey CGI and I'm just about as impatient for May 2009 as I can be [...]
Bei CS! gibt es zwei neue Charakter-Poster...
Bei AICN gibt es eine Beschreibung zum kommenden J.J. Abrams's "Star Trek" Trailer !!!
Empire Online zeigt neue Bilder der jungen Kirk & Spock... Ausserdem hat Empire Online ein paar neue Szenenbilder veröffentlicht...
Bei EW.com gibt es eine Cover-Story zu J.J. Abrams's "Star Trek", inkl. Bildern !!!
TrekMovie.com gibt es erste Bilder aus J.J. Abrams's "Star Trek" !!!
Wired.com sprach mit Alex Kurtzman und Roberto Orci...
Wired.com: [...] There's a huge amount of Star Trek material to work with. How did you guys zero in on the particular story you wanted to tell?
Kurtzman: We agreed it was going to be the original crew, and the minute we did that, it limited the scope of where we'd be looking for story.
Wired.com: What is the story about?
(Warning: Slight spoilers ahead.)
Orci: It's about how the original crew came together, which was never covered in its entirety by either the show or any of the movies. No one has ever told the story of how the Enterprise set sail.
Kurtzman: There are details in canon where the characters refer to their past but there are wide areas of interpretations and sort of blank spots where you go, "Wait, I understand this, but how did they get from here to there before they got to that point?" And that's where you have some room.
Wired.com: While staying consistent....
Kurtzman: You have to remain consistent. You cannot break one rule of anything's that's gone before. [...]
Via TrekMovie.com kommen Video-Statements von William Shatner bzgl. seinem (Nicht-)Auftritt in J.J. Abrams' "Star Trek", inkl. Vorschlägen für die Zukunft... Der Gute... ;-)
IESB sprach mit Alex Kurtzman und Roberto Orci...
IESB: [...] If you would compare it to any past Star Trek movie...?
Bob: In some ways, it shares the spirit with so many of them and in some ways it's, I don't know, [to Kurtzman] which one?
Alex: Tough question to answer, just because there are so many different things. I guess the best way for me to answer is I can tell you that the movie for me that affected me the most as a kid was Wrath of Khan.
Alex: And that movie stood out for me because it had an unbelievable bad guy and the stakes just never felt higher.
Bob: And every character was at their most actualized. It really had the classic delivery for every character, they are finally their full selves in that movie I think, more than any of the features.
Alex: And obviously the relationship between Kirk and Spock in that movie was as good as it gets. So, I think, that must have, or that contributed to our approach. [...]
AICN berichtet über eine Paramount-Präsentation...
[...] We saw the teaser trailer and then we saw what looked to be a very very early version of the full trailer - It showed more footage of Quito as Spock, much more Chris Pine and also some John Cho and Simon Pegg footage. The film looks like immense fun and there seems to be a lot of action in it. There look of the crew and the bridge is spot on and the costumes look like the original but with a more modern and practical twist. We got to see Spock talking to his parent as well and Kirk being told to take more responsibility. There were also a lot of montage scenes involves spaceship battles, gun fights and hand to hand combat. I especially like a short clip where we see the crew running through the corridors of the Enterprise - reminded me of next generation loads. [...]
AMC sprach mit J.J. Abrams...
Q: [...] You've utilized viral marketing in the past, yet we've seen very little so far for Star Trek. Can we expect more?
A: The viral marketing I approach from the point of view of "What would be fun for me to go through?" I think there can be some great stuff with Trek that way; I just don't want to waste anyone's time. I don't want to do anything where you feel like, ugh, that wasn't worth it. It could be great, but it's all still in development.
Q: How do you react to William Shatner's ire at not having a role in the movie?
A: It was very tricky. We actually had written a scene with him in it that was a flashback kind of thing, but the truth is, it didn't quite feel right. The bigger thing was that he was very vocal that he didn't want to do a cameo. We tried desperately to put him in the movie, but he was making it very clear that he wanted the movie to focus on him significantly, which, frankly, he deserves. The truth is, the story that we were telling required a certain adherence to the Trek canon and consistency of storytelling. It's funny -- a lot of the people who were proclaiming that he must be in this movie were the same people saying it must adhere to canon. Well, his character died on screen. Maybe a smarter group of filmmakers could have figured out how to resolve that. [...]
AMC sprach mit dem Produzenten Damon Lindelof über den fehlenden alten Kirk...
Q: [...] William Shatner has been very vocal about his displeasure in not having a place in the film. How did you react?
A: Mr. Shatner created Kirk, so I understand and sympathize with his feelings about what his role -- or lack of a role -- in our movie was. That being said, Kirk died; he fell down a cliff face. That made it incredibly challenging for us to tell the story we wanted to tell and figure out a way for William Shatner, who is now several years older than Kirk was when he died, to be in the movie. It's an incredibly ambitious movie on a technical scale. I can say with confidence that we achieved what we set out to achieve, and that's all you can ask for. [...]
E! Online sprach mit Clifton Collins Jr. über seine Rolle als Romulaner...
[...] Learning to speak a foreign language for a movie is one thing, but how about perfecting a made-up language from outer space?
Clifton Collins Jr. said that's exactly what he and Eric Bana had to do for J.J. Abrams' much-anticipated Star Trek movie.
"Me and Eric are the new Romulans," Collins said of their space alien characters in the flick. "They had a linguist come in and invent Romulan!" [...]
Collins said his and Bana's Romulan look could have been somewhat inspired by Pirates of the Caribbean. "We’re space pirates," Collins explained. "Think of Johnny Depp as a Romulan."
And get ready for some surprise appearances in the movie. "There is, but I better not say," Collins said of possible big-star cameos. "There are certain things that as kids growing up, whether it's Star Trek or other shows at the time, all you got to do is really just hear their voice and your heart warms."
Asked if he was referring to characters and actors from the original television series, Collins simply smiled and said, "Maybe." [...]
Bei TrekMovie.com gibt es Poster der Hauptcharaktere !!!
Four months after wrapping principal photography JJ Abrams and his editors Mary Jo Markey and Maryann Brandon have finished their first cut for Star Trek. Late last week Abrams screened this cut for studio boss Brad Grey and other big shots at Paramount and according to sources it went very well.
The Paramount buzz on Star Trek went into high gear last week. One source tells TrekMovie that first cut showing was "a hit." Another old studio hand who isn’t even working on the project called the cut "very impressive." And yet another source said that the reaction in the screening room was "far beyond expectations" and as we know expectations have been high at the studio since the powers that be decided to move it from a Christmas 2008 release to their first summer tent pole of 2009.
Of course we are still nine months away from release, but Abrams is determined to stick with his original schedule, although due to the large number of effects shots needed this may slip a little to save some money on overtime. There is still a lot of post-production to be done on the film, with the visual effects from ILM being the biggest element that needs completing (so far only a few of the 1300+ shots are considered ‘finished’). Another major task yet to be done is the music by Michael Giacchino, but sources say the composer is already at work and that scoring sessions should get underway in the Fall.
The next major step for Star Trek is likely to be the release of the first theatrical trailer. The trailer itself is edited already, but apparently the effects are not finalized. Unlike the first teaser, this trailer will include live action shots from the film itself. No word yet on when this will be released, but it is expected (but not guaranteed) sometime in 2008. Other promotional milestones include official movie poster (and tagline), release of full picture of the Enterprise, and additional viral campaigns. [...]
Bei IGN gibt es ein Video-Interview mit J.J. Abrams...
Harry Knowles von AICN hat ca. 7 Minuten aus J.J. Abrams' "Star Trek" gesehen...
TrekMovie.com berichtete kürzlich über ein mögliches Sequel zu J.J. Abrams' "Star Trek" und zitiert den Produzenten Roberto Orci...
[...] since I saw the queen I can give you a spoiler about the Studio’s state of mind (not about the movie itself). The spoiler is that they already want to lock us down to write the sequel. Take that as you will. [...]
Unless the studio had a horrible experience with us, they would be trying to lock us down as standard operating procedure. They haven’t even seen the movie yet, so this news should not be taken as evidence that we are anything special. It’s a quite normal practice. [...]
Bei CS! gibt es ein Interview mit Zoe "Uhura" Saldana...
CS: [...] Can you tease if you wear the mini-skirt? Did you get your legs in shape for this role?
Saldana: All I'm going to say is that for some reason every man on set noticed when I was working. It was like "God, I don't know - Was it my line? My deliverance? Oh. Okay." That's all I'm going to say. [...]
Bei IESB gibt es neue Spy-Fotos vom Set...
Quint von AICN sprach mit Simon Pegg, u.a. über seine Rolle in J.J. Abrams' "Star Trek"...
Bei AICN gibt es neue Spy-Fotos vom Set... Und CS! meldet...
[...] the new 'Star Trek' movie began filming at Cal State Northridge today. Looks like they are filming a scene at an academy/school because everyone is dressed in same crimson uniform. There is also a very cool car/cart that was driven onto the set, looks like miniature 3-wheeled version of Mach 5/ Star Trek insignia. [...]
Die letzten Nachrichten rund um das MMORPG Star Trek Online ließen sogar gefühlskalte Vulkanier verzweifeln: Der bisherige Entwickler P2 Entertainment (früher: Perpetual Entertainment) stellte die Arbeiten daran komplett ein und reichte die Lizenz an ein unbenanntes Studio mit Sitz in der Bay Area rund um San Francisco weiter - allerdings ohne den Programmcode, weswegen die neuen Macher quasi wieder komplett von vorne beginnen müssen (mehr dazu hier). Trotzdem scheint die Hoffnung, dass wir doch noch irgendwann einmal als Fähnrich an Bord eines Föderations-Schiffes anheuern können, nicht komplett vergebens:
Offiziell ist dies zwar noch nicht, doch mehrere Hinweise deuten darauf hin: Die Website zu Star Trek Online wurde aktualisiert und verspricht uns neue Infos für die nächsten Tage. Dazu wurde die Community-Seite Star Trek Games.com vor wenigen Tagen von der Kanzlei Morrison & Foerster angeschrieben und gebeten, bestimmte Design-Dokumente rund um Star Trek Online nicht zu veröffentlichen. In dem Schreiben wurde ausdrücklich erwähnt, dass das Spiel nicht tot sei und es sich in Entwicklung bei einem Klienten der Kanzlei befinde. Und wie es der Zufall so will, zählen die Cryptic Studios - die Macher des Superhelden-MMORG City of Heroes - zu den Klienten von Morrison & Foerster. [...]
AICN berichtet über ein mögliches Wiedersehen mit den "Alt-Stars"...
George Takei, who played Hikaru Sulu on the original "Star Trek" and now serves as announcer on Sirius’ Howard Stern radio show, recently had lunch with J.J. Abrams, Takei tells Sirius' Howard 100 News.
Asked if he would be in J.J. Abrams’ upcoming "Star Trek" feature with Leonard Nimoy, Takei would only issue a "no comment."
Is Abrams to reunite members of the original cast? William Shatner has admitted he and Abrams met on the "Boston Legal" set shortly before Abrams’ involvement in the "Star Trek" franchise was announced - but both Abrams and Shatner continue to deny that Shatner will be in the movie, which reportedly deals with time travel and hits cinemas in 2009.
When asked why he won’t be in Abrams’ movie, Shatner (who turns 77 in less than a month) likes to point out that his character, Jim Kirk, died in the seventh "Star Trek" feature.
Shatner has co-written a slew of novels for Simon & Shuster that deal with a resurrected Kirk subsequent to the events of "Star Trek: Generations."
Bei JFX Online gibt es neue Spy-Fotos vom Set...
Wie AICN meldet, wurde der Filmstart von J.J. Abrams' "Star Trek" von Weihnachten 2008 auf 8. Mai 2009 verschoben...
CS! sprach mit Eric Bana über seine Rolle...
[...] You've said that your character Nero will only be making a cameo in the upcoming "Star Trek," but isn't he the main villain? What can you say about that?
Bana: Well, I guess he kind of is, but I guess what I mean is that in the context of the roles I usually do, the weight is firmly on other areas, you know what I mean? It's not one of those roles where you're carrying the movie, is what I'm saying. I feel like I'm very much in a supporting role, not one of the main guys. So "cameo" is a way of saying I don't feel like, as I am in this film or some other films, where you're clearly carrying a lot of the film. It's a luxury to not be in that position. It's nice to be offered a part like that.
What made you want to do it?
Bana: I couldn't resist. I read it and I know J.J. pretty well and there was just no way to say no, it's just too much fun.
So you're not a Trekkie?
Bana: I like the show, I liked the original as a kid. I loved it. I haven't seen a lot of the movies since, but I was a fan of the original series. But even if I was crazy about the original series, that wouldn't have been enough to make me sign on to a film I didn't want to do. I just read the script and I went "That is an awesome script" and it's J.J. and it'd be a good time, to play a character like that. It was a very easy decision.
Have you filmed your part yet?
Bana: No, they started shooting quite a while ago. I've got the plum gig on that film, I've gotta say. I haven't even started yet. I just go in at the very end and do my cameo. [...]
The out-of-this world visuals in the new "Star Trek" movie will actually be based on science from our solar system. A NASA planetary scientist has joined the film's production team to ensure the scientific accuracy of the movie's astronomical scenes.
As the leader of the Imaging Science team on NASA'S Cassini mission at Saturn, Carolyn Porco has guided a crew of scientists and engineers responsible for illustrating the mission's results.
Porco now will also work on the new Paramount Pictures film as a consultant on planetary science and imagery. [...]
Bei AICN gibt es einen Bericht über die Spielwarenmesse in Nürnberg...
[...] One of the toy companies had a special room
filled with upcoming Star Trek toys. As a fan I look at the new JJ Abrams
movie with both excitement and hesitation. I think the reboot is a good way
to bring Star Trek to a new younger audience. I can’t imagine that the LEGO
Star Wars kids will run hot for William Shatner as Kirk or even Scott Bakula
as Archer. So in terms of survival the reboot is a good thing. But my fears
were that JJ Abrams would bring too much realism in Star Trek - like the tv
series Enterprise, ignoring the magical atmosphere of the original series.
Fortunately I feared too soon. In the special Star Trek room were about 50
action figures, a few phasers, playsets, Spock’s ring, Spock’s ears and the
new Enterprise. The action figures were not the final versions, but you
could hardly tell that they weren’t from the original tv-series but from the
new movie. Kirk wore his famous yellow uniform (and black trousers), Spock
his blue one (a little bit darker though) and Scotty the red one. The
Leonard Nimoy Spock had a white monk-like robe, that looked like a variation
on the one he wore in The Search for Spock. Highlight was Zoe Zaldana as the
new Uhura. She wore the same red communication uniform, but this time the
skirt was much shorter and there was much more emphasis on her breasts. In
this movie she will give Seven of Nine a run for her money!
The phasers and communicators were almost the same as in TOS. Even the
sounds were identical. And then... the new Enterprise. As a toy it had a great
TOS feel to it. It’s a little more ‘organic’ than the original one and I
think the two warp engines and the ‘bite’ taken from the central body are a
little bit bigger. The floor of the new transporter room is red, by the way.
Also shown was another spaceship. It resembled an octopus and could have
appeared in one of the Matrix sequels. I don’t think it was Romulan. [...]
Blackfilm.com plauderte mit Zoe Saldana über ihre Rolle als Uhura...
Und CS! meldet, dass der 11-jährige Jimmy Bennett den jungen James Kirk spielen wird...
Variety.com berichtet über den ersten Trailer...
Marlene Forte has landed a role in J.J. Abrams’ "Star Trek," alongside Winona Rider. She’ll play the role of "Chief Transporter." Forte’s recent credits include "CSI" and "Lost."
Der J.J. Abrams' "Star Trek" Teaser-Trailer ist endlich (in ansehnlicher Qualität) online !!!
Bei IESB bzw. Moviefone kann man einen Blick auf die neue Enterprise werfen !!!
Ausserdem gibt es bei IESB Video-Interviews mit Karl Urban, Jennifer Morrison, Anton Yelchin, John Cho, Bruce Greenwood, Clifton Collins Jr. und Chris Hemsworth...
Bei HollywoodChicago.com gibt es eine Beschreibung zum "Star Trek" Teaser-Trailer, der im Vorprogramm von "Cloverfield" zu sehen sein soll...
Bei AICN gibt es einen Schwung neuer Infos zu J.J. Abrams' "Star Trek"... Und bei TrekMovie.com gibt es Bilder und ein Video von der fälschlicherweise für die neue Enterprise gehaltene Enterprise... ;-)
Mit Dank an Gregor S.
Wie UGO meldet, wird Tyler Perry eine wichtige Rolle spielen... SPOILER !!!
Bei JFX online gibt es (möglicherweise) das erste Bild von James Tiberius Kirk am Set...
CS! berichtet über den ersten Trailer...
[...] Star Trek fans won't have to wait long for the first teaser for the J.J. Abrams-directed film, as Paramount is planning a debut with the Abrams-produced monster movie Cloverfield, coming to theaters on January 18, 2008. [...]
Bei IESB gibt es Insider-Infos zur neuen alten Enterprise und mehr...
The basic shape, we're told, is pretty much the same as the good old NCC-1701 (no bloody A, B, C or D or E, for that matter) that we're all familiar with. The big difference is that it's been given a new, grittier metal texture, good, don’t fuck with a classic.
The spy was not impressed with the look but hopefully we'll have pictures soon and we can all decide for ourselves.
So we know that they have been shooting over a Vasquez Rocks for the last few days, the big question is what are they shooting? While some fans may be disappointed to learn that they were not shooting a Gorn/Arena scene, we learned that it involved a birth. But whose?
Our informer who was there with the WGA as they were striking next to the set tell us that they saw plenty of Vulcans. Could this be a scene were we see a baby Spock being born? [...]
Wie AICN meldet, spielt Ben Cross die Rolle von Spocks Vater...
Bei IESB gibt es u.a. ein erstes Spy-Photo von Zachary Quinto als Spock !!! Ausserdem verrät IESB ein paar entscheidende Details zu J.J. Abrams' "Star Trek"... Vorsicht massive SPOILER !!!
IESB sprach mit Keri Russell über eine mögliche Beteiligung... Ausserdem meldet IESB, dass Jennifer Morrison die Rolle der Carol Marcus übernimmt und Chris Hemsworth Kirks Vater George Samuel Kirk Sr. spielt...
Wie IESB meldet, scheint Jennifer Morrison die Rolle der Janice Rand zu spielen...
Wie Variety meldet, wird Winona Ryder die Mutter des jungen Spock in J.J. Abrams' "Star Trek" spielen !!! Und bei AICN ist zu erfahren, dass Captain Pike von Bruce Greenwood verkörpert wird !!!
IESB wirft einen Blick auf J. Michael Straczynskis und Bryce Zabels Entwurf für den kompletten Neustart einer "Star Trek" TV-Serie... Ausserdem gibt es bei IESB einen offenen Casting-Aufruf für J.J. Abrams' "Star Trek" - interessante Gesichter werden gesucht...
Wie IESB meldet, soll Josh Lucas in die Rolle des Captain Pike schlüpfen...
[...] Captain Pike was the original Captain of the Enterprise when the Star Trek pilot was filmed. Spock was also said to have been under Pike's command for years. I'm not up much on the canon but seems like Abrams has it in mind to tell the story of Kirk's rise to Captain to which I'm not sure if it was ever adequately explained. [...]
Bei GameTrailers.com gibt es Trailer zum Strategiespiel "Star Trek: Conquest" für Nintendo Wii und PS2, welches zumindest in den USA im 4. Quartal 2007 erscheinen soll...
You heard it here first last week, about Karl Urban’s involvement in JJ Abrams' magical mystery trek through the stars, now AICN is also confirming the story, Karl Urban will play Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy. [...]
Wie CS! meldet, wurde der junge James T. Kirk offensichtlich gefunden !!!
[...] White Jazz director Joe Carnahan has confirmed on his official Blog that Chris Pine has bowed out of that film in order to play Captain Kirk in J.J. Abrams' Star Trek at Paramount Pictures.
Pine joins a cast that includes Zachary Quinto, Leonard Nimoy, Eric Bana, Simon Pegg, Anton Yelchin, Zoe Saldana and John Cho. The studio is targeting a Christmas Day 2008 release.
Pine previously starred in the 2006 Lindsay Lohan movie Just My Luck. He played a neo-Nazi assassin in Carnahan's Smokin' Aces.
Pine was unable to take on both projects due to scheduling. Star Trek will shoot from November through March, while White Jazz has a mid-January start.
[...] IESB reported that Karl Urban was up for a role in Star Trek 11. Our sources believed that he had been offered the role of the main Romulan baddie, during the same time other online reports claimed that they too had heard Urban’s name but not for the villain role but instead for another character.
Friday morning I received a call from a studio source claiming that our original report was half right, Karl has been offered a part but it’s for the role that DeForest Kelley made famous, Dr. Leonard McCoy aka Bones.
We called Karl Urban’s representation and we have not received any confirmation or denial by the time of the posting of this article.
So what about the beloved spaceship, the Enterprise NCC 1701? Is it going to look like the ship that we remember from the original show and films?
Nope. We have been told that the Enterprise has been redesigned. I have not been able to get specific details of how the old and new ship will differ but I have been told by multiple sources including people working on the film that the ship will indeed be different.
I’m a little lost for words, I always expected that the inside of the ship would be redesigned for the new film but that the actual look of ship, the hull, nacelles, saucer would remain intact. This is one report that I hope that we are wrong about but all indications are that we are not. [...]
John Cho and Simon Pegg have boarded the Starship Enterprise.
Cho has been cast as Sulu, the Enterprise's helmsman, while Pegg has signed on to play Scotty, the ship's Scottish chief engineer, in J.J. Abrams' "Star Trek" feature for Paramount.
The "Trek" casting deals appear to be closing at warp speed this week, with Eric Bana signing on Wednesday to play the movie's villain, Nero.
Already on board are Zoe Saldana as Uhura and Anton Yelchin as a young Chekov, the Russian-born navigator, as well as Zachary Quinto as a young Spock. Leonard Nimoy, who originated the role of Spock, is on board as well. Chris Pine is in talks to play the young Kirk.
The movie is expected to shoot from November-March.
Plot details are begin kept under wraps, but it is understood that the movie chronicles the early days of the Enterprise crew. The lead roles remaining to be cast are Christopher Pike, the first captain of the Enterprise, and Kirk's parents.
Montgomery "Scotty" Scott was the ship's third-in-command and was known for his problem-solving abilities in plot-critical situations. The role was originated by the late James Doohan.
Lt. Hikaru Sulu, known for his love of fencing, always was seen on deck piloting the ship next to Chekov. George Takei played the character in the 1960s TV series and the 1980s movies.
Cho starred as Harold in the cult hit "Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle." He is reprising the role for the sequel. Cho is repped by Gersh, Principato/Young and attorney Alex Kohner.
Pegg, repped by CAA, starred in "Shaun of the Dead" and "Hot Fuzz." He next toplines David Schwimmer's comedy "Run, Fat Boy, Run."
Wie IESB.net meldet, sieht es so aus als wird der relativ unbekannte Darsteller
Chris Pine (u.a. "Just My Luck") in J.J. Abrams' "Star Trek" den jungen James T. Kirk spielen...
Australian actor Eric Bana, best known for his role in "Munich," will be playing a new villain called "Nero" in the J.J. Abrams-directed "Star Trek" movie, according to inside sources. Little else is known about this character, but based on Bana's past performances the Aussie hulk will make a fine antagonist.
Production is slated to begin next month at Paramount, with a release date of Christmas Day 2008.
Bei TrekMovie.com gibt es ein Interview mit dem Drehbuchautor Roberto Orci...
TrekMovie.com: [...] So I understand you recently completed the second big draft of the script. How different is this one from the original?
Roberto Orci: It is better. It is tighter. The villain is much better; in a first draft you tend to focus on your heroes. And I got to say that a lot of the things we read on TrekMovie.com contributed to the second rewrite. [...]
TrekMovie.com: What about Bones? The Kirk/Spock/McCoy ‘troika’ is also quintessential Trek, with McCoy being the counterpoint to Spock and Kirk in the middle.
Roberto Orci: That is a big part of what we are doing. You are correct that their interaction and how they face the impossible is what Trek is about and that is no different in our movie. [...]
After months of speculation, industry chatter is indicating that JJ Abrams has found a front runner for his new James T. Kirk.
We have been hearing his name for weeks but in the last couple of days the rumor has picked up steam with tips from several inside sources. The IESB has been told that 28-year-old Pennsylvania native Mike Vogel (Poseidon, Texas Chainsaw Massacre) is the front runner to play James T. Kirk in the 11th Star Trek film. [...]
Mike Vogel will be seen in, coincidentally, in the JJ Abrams produced Untitled Monster Project AKA Cloverfield/1-18-08.
Casting thus far for the 11th Star Trek film has Zachary Quinto as young Mr. Spock, Leonard Nimoy reprising the role that he made famous as the older Mr. Spock, Zoe Saldana as Uhura originally played by Nichelle Nichols and Anton Yelchin as Pavel Chekov originally played by Walter Koenig. [...]
Der TV-Sender Kabel 1 zeigt heute um 20.15 Uhr "Star Trek: Nemesis"... Die Wiederholung läuft um 3.20 Uhr...
Zoe Saldana has signed on to play Uhura in J.J. Abrams' big-screen adaptation of "Star Trek" for Paramount Pictures.
In the original "Star Trek" TV series, Uhura - which means freedom in Swahili -- was a member of the bridge crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise who rose to the rank of commander. Nichelle Nichols played the Starfleet Academy alum in the series.
Abrams is producing "Star Trek," which revolves around the crew's early days at Starfleet Academy, through his Paramount-based Bad Robot shingle.
Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci wrote the screenplay and will exec produce alongside Bryan Burk and Damon Lindelof. The film is set for a Christmas Day 2008 release.
Saldana, whose credits include "Guess Who," recently wrapped the Sony thriller "Vantage Point." She is filming James Cameron's sci-fi tentpole "Avatar."
Der TV-Sender Kabel 1 zeigt heute um 20.15 Uhr "Star Trek - Der erste Kontakt"... Um 22.35 Uhr folgt "Star Trek - Der Aufstand"...
Der TV-Sender Kabel 1 zeigt heute um 20.15 Uhr "Star Trek VI - Das unentdeckte Land"... Um 22.25 Uhr folgt "Star Trek VII - Treffen der Generationen"...
Der TV-Sender Kabel 1 zeigt heute um 12.45 Uhr "Star Trek IV - Zurück in die Gegenwart"... Um 15.05 Uhr folgt "Star Trek V - Am Rande des Universums"...
Der TV-Sender Kabel 1 zeigt heute um 20.15 Uhr "Star Trek IV - Zurück in die Gegenwart"... Um 22.40 Uhr folgt "Star Trek V - Am Rande des Universums"...
Moriarty von AICN grübelt über die tiefgehenden Änderungen, die J.J. Abrams für sein "Star Trek"-Universum in Petto haben könnte...
Und laut CHUD sieht es tatsächlich ganz danach aus, als würde James T. Kirk ausradiert...
[...] Erasing Captain Kirk from existence is the kind of ballsy gambit the previous Trek management would've never dared. And while the particulars of such an excision might be complicated, it plays well on a basic level: most moviegoers have watched enough Star Trek to know that no Kirk = bad for the universe. But it's just too good to be true, right?
Actually, it's very true. This is the premise of Star Trek XI. I have 100% confirmed this. [...]
Heute um 20.15 Uhr zeigt Kabel 1 "Star Trek II - Der Zorn des Khan"... Um 22.30 Uhr folgt "Star Trek III - Auf der Suche nach Mr. Spock"... Und CS! sprach mit dem jungen Spock Zachary Quinto...
CS/SHH!: [...] Are you signed on for any sequels?
Quinto: It is a multiple picture deal, yeah. If there end up being sequels, that remains to be seen. There's more than one movie attached to this one. [...]
USA Today meldet...
Zachary Quinto [..] this fall, he'll boldly go where just one man has gone before - inheriting Leonard Nimoy's pointy ears as Mr. Spock in the next Star Trek film, to be directed by J.J. Abrams.
Quinto and Nimoy have become fast friends since meeting briefly at San Diego's Comic-Con sci-fi convention last month. They had more time to connect during a recent tour of the Griffith Observatory. That led to Nimoy inviting Quinto to his home for dinner.
Though there is speculation about how Abrams will make use of both Spocks in the film, no one is talking. "I honestly - can't say," Quinto, 30, says during lunch at the observatory's cafe after bidding farewell to Nimoy.
But perhaps a tiny clue is revealed. "I think there's going to be a sense of guidance through this film and beyond," he says. In Nimoy, 76, Quinto has found a father figure of sorts. [...]
But Star Trek was never a show he got into. Rather, he preferred Disney's Duck Tales cartoon [...]
In November, he will check out of Heroes to beam aboard Trek's 85-day shoot. He says 11 stages have been built on the Paramount lot, and two weeks will be spent shooting in Iceland.
"I really identify with Spock's struggle," he says. "We're going back to a time before anything (Nimoy did in the original series) was established. These characters are in a completely different stage of their lives." [...]
Heute um 16.40 Uhr zeigt Kabel 1 "Star Trek - Der Film"... Und SundayMirror.co.uk meldet...
Shameless star James McAvoy will boldly go where no Scot has gone before - playing Scotty in Star Trek.
The 28-year-old actor has won the role of chief engineer of the Starship Enterprise, immortalised in Captain Kirk's phrase "Beam me up, Scotty".
He will star in the 11th movie in the sci-fi series - a prequel taking the crew back to Starfleet Academy.
Glaswegian James, acclaimed for his roles in the Channel 4 drama and hit film Last King of Scotland, will play Scotty as a young man. It's the first time the Scottish character has been played by a real Scot. The original Scotty, Canadian James Doohan, died aged 84 in 2005.
A movie insider said: "James was up against some famous names. Everyone's delighted to have him on board." [...]
We'd been hearing indications about this for a while now, but yesterday The Shat definitively stated that he / James T. Kirk doesn't have a place in Orci and Kurtzman's script for JJ TREK.
Nimoy will appear instead. [...]
Bei SHH! gibt es ein Interview mit den Drehbuchautoren Roberto Orci und Alex Kurtzman...
[...] William Shatner is considering using his phaser gun on the powers-that-be over at Paramount. Apparently they’ve decided to leave him out - despite rumours that he’d appear at the start of the film, briefly, as Kirk - of the forthcoming "Star Trek" prequel movie.
Funnily enough, Leonard Nimoy has been offered a role.
Strange Indeed. Spock but no Kirk? What’s gone on here ya think? Did Bill insist to provide a song for the soundtrack ya think?
Shatner "is very upset," an insider tells The New York Post, "and has been lobbying for a role." [...]
Roberto Orci, who with writing partner Alex Kurtzman is scripting the new Star Trek movie, told SCI FI Wire that they have finished the script are in preproduction on the movie, which will go into production in November under director J.J. Abrams. "We're still casting," Orci said while promoting his next film, Michael Bay's Transformers. "We're in preproduction, actually, this month."
While revealing little about the 11th Trek film's top-secret plot, Orci offered a few tidbits. "Kirk is in the movie," he said. "Some kind of Kirk. ... We literally haven't cast them yet. It's actually one of the challenges, and so we're hoping to have something by Comic-Con [in San Diego in July], but we'll see."
Orci added that producers are wrestling with whom to cast. "That's one of the debates, you know?" he said. "Like, how much does a familiar face hurt or not?" As for rumors that Matt Damon is in line for Kirk or Adrien Brody for Spock, Orci would only smile. "I've read all those rumors, too."
Is the Trek movie being eyed as the kickoff of a possible TV series? "I'm sure CBS is thinking about that," he said. "That's not [something] we're thinking about. We're just thinking about the movie. Certainly, I don't know how they could not think about that."
In the new issue of Star Trek Magazine, JJ Abrams finally breaks his silence... a tiny bit. Trek XI’s producer/director tells the official Trek mag "James T Kirk appears in the movie." Although this has been the rumor and essentially working assumption, it is actually the first time that anyone associated with the film has officially disclosed any plot detail about the film. Still no word on who will actually play Kirk in the film or any other official details from Paramount, but Abrams did offer this:
"The respect we all have for Star Trek canon - and for a brand-new audience - is massive. The script is done. We’re now starting pre-prep, and we can’t wait to start shooting! Many more details to follow!" [...]
Moviehole liefert Neuigkeiten zur Besetzung von J.J. Abrams "Star Trek" und zitiert u.a. IGN Movies...
[...] "We were told that Sinise is close to being cast, with the main issue right now being how to juggle the Trek shoot with his CSI: NY schedule. As we previously reported, McCoy will have a small role in the film, which will focus on Kirk and Spock's first adventure together (it is not, we hear, a Starfleet Academy story). Brody is also said to be close to signing on but until everything is inked, no casting can be called a sure thing."
The site also reports that the movie, set to lens in October, is taking up 5 soundstages at Paramount - largely being used as alien locations. [...]
Bei AICN gibt es einen Bericht über die WonderCon...
[...] I walked right into the middle of the Trek Lives panel by GEEK MONTHLY. It had Jeff Bond who wrote that book about Trek music, Anthony Pascale of Trekmovie.com, Robert Meyer Burnett of FREE ENTERPRISE, Daren Dochterman who does the VFX on the re-mastered episode of TOS.
As is typical of a Trekkie congregation, there was a LOT of arguing, people cutting other people off before they could talk, and debates about which incarnation is "better" that often come close to blows. As I came in Daren was taking questions about the controversial decision to remaster the TOS episodes. He held his own, talking about a new Klingon ship he'd designed for "Trouble w/ Tribbles" but what was really cool was that he brought footage of the new version of one of my favourite episodes, "Doomsday Machine". Say what you will about the "purity" of remastering the episodes, but this look fantastic. The new Enterprise, Dekker's damaged ship, the Doomday itself, its energy beam--if you love this episode as much as I do, you'll really love this new version (incidentally, when I got home after Day 2, they aired the new version of another one of my faves, "Space Seed").
Pascale talked about upcoming Trek comics by Dan Taylor that will begin around April with a TNG 6-issue mini, a TOS series in July which will stand as the unofficial "fourth year of the show", and an "Alien Spotlight" series that will focus on a different species each issue (the already-completed Klingon issue will be published in both English and Klingon).
The talks then went to the subject on everyone's mind: JJ Abrams (copies of his new yellow/blue Trek poster were available on at the TV Guide booth, alongside TRANSFORMERS poster with Autobot or Decepticon emblem). Pascale mentioned that he can't find any truth to the rumour that the film will be simply titled "Star Trek", but the reation to the title (particularly considering how Chris Nolan titles the Batman films) has been positive. He mentioned things most of us know: Abrams is making the story of the young Kirk & Spock, he loves TOS & TNG but wants to tell an original story, how he's had the idea for years, and how the studio was eager to get rid of Berman & his crew.
Jeff Bond noted how, in light of the last few flicks and the reactions to VOYAGER & ENTERPRISE, the "Trek" name cannot automatically be considered the big selling point anymore. "Only Kirk and Spock are familiar to non-Trekkies, maybe some members of TNG." Pascale agreed, saying "Paramount wasn't thinking about Trek. They wouldn't have done another Trek at all if not for someone hot like JJ Abrams to make it happen."
Pascale said how the writer of Spielberg's BAND OF BROTHERS series had written "a great script" to follow NEMESIS, but was ousted with Berman & Co. He also said that the idea of just making new films straight-to-DVD wasn't likely or viable. When the panel was asked what the new film needed to be sucessful, they stressed that they need to try and "[not] alienate old fans, but don't be afraid to go for new ones... We classic Trek-fans, we're getting old. We're not gonna be around too long... Look to [films like] CASINO ROYALE as an example." Daren said the new film need "optimism and fun. The TNG films got too full of themselves. I want to see these characters enjoy themselves!" Bond applauded the fact that "Abrams has an adult sensibility. He makes serious stories from ridiculous premises." Pascale agreed, adding "He'll do what he did with MI-3; make it realer and scarier."
When asked who was officially involved with the film, Pascale said "Go to the IMDb, look at the crew list for MI-3 and just put STAR TREK at the top. He went on to say that the film does NOT (primarily) focus on Kirk & Spock at Starfleet Academy, but will more likely be about their first mission. He also said that the character of Pike will likely appear (Sean Kenney, who played the infamous "burned Pike" in TOS, was also in the Autograph Alley). He also said that there's neither confirmation or denial about the infamous Matt Damon rumour, but Jeff Bond said "I've been hearing it for so long, I can't think of anyone else in the role." He also said he'd like to see someone like Gary Sinise as Dr. McCoy. Pascale was asked if this "re-boot" would respect the known canon or not. He and the other panelists agreed that the "official" canon is full of holes when one sees all the episodes. He said that Abrams has "never seen DS9, NEMESIS, or ENTERPRISE."
Pascale was asked why when people talk about Trek, they often leave out DS9? He answered by noting that the DS9 writers have gone to do better work in than industry than the writers of VOYAGER or ENTERPRISE. He said that VOYAGER's premise was better than DS9, but the latter had better execution. [...]
Ho, Ho, Ho - and a bottle of Romulan Ale.
Christmas. 2008. "Star Trek".
That’s what Paramount tells us today regarding the release of J.J Abrams’ forthcoming "Trek" prequel.
"If there’s something I’m dying to see, it’s the brilliance and optimism of [Gene] Roddenberry’s world brought back to the big screen," said Abrams. "Alex [Kurtzman] and Bob [Orci] wrote an amazing script that embraces and respects Trek canon, but charts its own course. Our goal is to make a picture for everyone - life-long fans and the uninitiated. Needless to say, I am honored and excited to be part of this next chapter of Star Trek."
Brad Grey, chairman and CEO, Paramount Pictures, said, "We could not be more thrilled to be back in business with J.J. Abrams. The revival of the ‘Star Trek’ franchise is an important part of Paramount’s turnaround."
Yesterday, rumours surfaced that Matt Damon; James McAvoy; Gary Sinise; Adrien Brody and Daniel Dae Kim were in talks to lead the film. Greg Grunberg, I’m sure, will also be handed a role.
Next year is going to be as solid as hell - "Indiana Jones 4", "Rambo IV, "The Dark Knight", "Iron Man", "Sin City 2" and now, "Star Trek". [...]
[...] IGN Movies reports that Damon is indeed in talks to play the Starfleet Academy Student awarded most-likely-to-engage-in-strange-pauses. In other words, Damon’s peeps have been playing gatekeeper-to-the-rumour-mill. I mean, you can’t blame them - he’s going to get enough flack for taking on such an iconic role - it’s Captain Kirk, for Christ’s sake! - as it is, why leak it early?
Now that J.J Abrams is officially onboard to direct the movie, it seems they’ve moved into the casting phase big time.
In addition to Damon being fitted for a Starfleet jumpsuit, Adrien Brody ("Hollywoodland"), Gary Sinise ("Apollo 13") and Daniel Dae Kim (TVs "Lost") are also believed to be talking to Abrams about roles in the highly anticipated sci-fi prequel.
Brody is being eyeballed for the role of Mr.Spock, the role made famous by Leonard Nimoy, whilst Sinise is believed to be in talks about playing Dr. McCoy, Enterprise’s physician.
Kim, who currently works with Abrams on TVs "Lost", is an early candidate for the role of Sulu, a role previously played by George Takei. Though he’s being eyed for the role, he isn’t necessarily in talks yet.
The site was also able to confirm that rumours linking James McAvoy ("The Last King of Scotland") to the role of Scotty are spot on. [...]
SternShortNews titelt "Nun ist es offiziell - J.J. Abrams wird Regie bei "Star Trek XI" führen"...
Nach all den Gerüchten, wer den Regieposten zu "Star Trek XI" bekommen wird, ist nun eine Entscheidung gefallen. J. J. Abrams, der bereits Serien wie "Lost" und "Alias" produziert hat, wird die Regie zum elften Star Trek-Film übernehmen.
Im neuesten Abenteuer rund um Gene Rodenberrys "Star Trek", geht es um die Geschichte der noch jungen Charaktere von Captain Kirk und Mr. Spock, die an der Starfleet Academy aufeinander treffen und in die ersten Missionen aufbrechen.
Momentan ist das Casting der verschiedenen Rollen in Arbeit.
Heute um 20.15 Uhr zeigt Sat1 "Star Trek: Nemesis"...
[...] According to The Sunday Mail, via our friends at IGN Movies, "Last King of Scotland" star James McAvoy might be in line to wear the of the Enterprise’s Scotty. [...]
"[The studio] thinks [McAvoy] could form a brilliant double act with Matt [Damon, rumored to play Kirk]," said the Sunday Mail's source. "James's star is on the rise after The Last King of Scotland. He's Scottish and has box-office appeal, so he fulfills both criteria." [...]
I seriously think the only person you can one-hundred-percent say is attached to play a role in the new "Trek" is Abrams’ buddy, Greg Grunberg. Even if it’s just an officer... or a slimebag under make-up... Grunberg is guaranteed to a role. He has, after all, appeared in everything else Abrams’ has done.
The actor - currently appearing on TV hit "Heroes" - tells RottenTomatoes.com that he’ll soon see the script. "He's finalizing the script right now so I just talked to him today and he said, 'I'll send it to you as soon as it’s done' so hopefully it'll be very soon. I'd love to be a Vulcan, it'd be great. That would be incredible. I don't want to sit through too much makeup though. That's the one thing I'm worried about but we'll see". [...]
Both J.J. Abrams and William Shatner have been talking about Star Trek XI, targeted for a 2008 release. Abrams ("Lost," Mission: Impossible III) confirmed to Entertainment Weekly that the script is done, and it will be trimmed sometime soon.
Abrams assured us it's a story that even non-Trekkers can enjoy. ''On the one hand, for people who love Star Trek, the fix that they will get will be really satisfying,'' he says. ''For people who've never seen it or know it vaguely, I think they will enjoy it equally, because the movie does not require you to know anything about Star Trek. I would actually prefer [that] people don't know the series, because I feel like they will come to it with an open mind.''
Meanwhile, SCI FI Wire caught up with William Shatner, who says the the 11th movie will indeed deal with the early years of Capt. James T. Kirk and Spock - and that he will definitely appear in the movie if director J.J. Abrams can find a place to use him. Shatner, who originated the role of Kirk in the original Trek series and several subsequent films, said in an interview that he was invited to meet with Abrams.
"I met with J.J., and they told me they would like me to be part of their film, but they have to write the role," Shatner said. And confirming the rumors, Shatner added, "Yes, we know the story is based on young Kirk," Shatner said.
Wie Moviehole meldet, wird der neue "James Bond 007"-Darsteller Daniel Craig auch als neuer Captain Kirk gehandelt... ;-)
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