BREAKING MOVIE NEWS
The time for coy teasing is over. Star Trek Into Darkness now comes out this calendar year, on May 27, and director J.J. Abrams will no longer be able to play coy about what his hugely anticipated sequel entails. We've recently gotten a look at a new trailer and even a nine-minute prologue from the film, and now a huge batch of new images has been released
That first one shows Spock (Zachary Quinto) in a tough spot. I’m already loving the steely-blue color hue. But where is he? The second image gives us yet another look at what we’re assuming will be a pivotal confrontation between Chris Pine’s Capt. Kirk and Cumberbatch’s “John Harrison.”
"When J.J. described the role to me … he described someone who was, in movie terms, a mixture of Hannibal Lecter, Jack in The Shining, and the Joker in Batman," Cumberbatch said.
J.J. Abrams dropping clue for a giant viral marketing scheme? I know, I know, you've never heard something so crazy. But yes, the famous lover of games and hints has dropped a big one in the new trailer for Star Trek Into Darkness, and something only the most eagle-eyed fans going through the movie frame by frame could notice
You can feel the anticipation for Star Trek Into Darkness out there, can't you? Sure, the movie doesn't open until next May, and in the meantime we've got movies like The Hobbit and Django Unchained to look forward to, but in the last few days J.J. Abrams has chosen to lift back the veil on his super-secret sequel-- just a tiny bit, and enough to get us good and excited
We're about to get a very in-depth look at Star Trek Into Darkness, thanks to the nine-minute trailer that will be attached to The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey next week. But to make sure the geek world is really riled up before then, Paramount has released a quick "announcement," which is basically the dreaded trailer-for-a-trailer but crammed with enough new footage to keep you from complaining
Simon Pegg Tweets that the trailer will debut online on Thursday, Dec. 6. “Get ready to boldly go again,” he writes. Pegg didn’t clarify where or when we’ll see the trailer, but you can guess the moment it drops, 99% of the Internet will turn its attentions to the first footage from Abrams’ anticipated sequel, so just be on alert.
The lid is still very, very tight on the upcoming sequel Star Trek Into Darkness, no about thanks to director J.J. Abrams's love of secrecy and the fact that they can keep a Star Trek movie completely secret until the day before release, and the Trek diehards will still show up ind roves on opening day. But at some point they've got to start drawing in everyone else
We've been fooled once already with promises of footage from Star Trek Into Darkness, when Karl Urban arrived at Comic Con swearing up and down he'd bring a clip from the set of the film… and following through with four-minute video of him surfing, then a snippet of J.J. Abrams standing around on the set. Now Abrams himself has gotten in on the silliness, premiering the first legitimate footage from the film on Conan… but doing it in his own, unique, secretive way
After three years of patiently waiting we still have a solid eight months before the release of J.J. Abrams' still untitled Star Trek sequel. Production has wrapped on the project, which features the return of the cast from the first movie and includes additions like Benedict Cumberbatch (as the central villain), Peter Weller, Alice Eve and Noel Clarke.
Star Trek director J.J. Abrams wants to make moviemaking less expensive. The sci-fi director thinks the budgets for Hollywood blockbusters today are "preposterous." He also wants more big-name directors to take responsibility for spending money from a movie studio.
We still don't have an official title or plot description to J.J. Abrams' upcoming Star Trek sequel, but that all takes a backseat to the big question that fans want an answer to. Ever since Benedict Cumberbatch was cast as the villain in the movie people have been trying to figure out the identity of his character. There have been multiple rumors saying that he will be playing the role of Khan Noonien Singh, but those stories are typically put to rest by filmmaker denials.
While we have well over a year to wait, theorize, speculate and obsess over the Star Trek sequel, fans of the franchise and of anything associated with the names Abrams, Orci, Lindelof and/or Kurtzman can rejoice in knowing that production has officially begun for the 3D Star Trek movie.
News of Benedict Cumberbatch’s involvement in the upcoming Star Trek sequel has likely only heightened the anticipation of the film for those of us who have come to appreciate his work in Sherlock, among his other roles. While it’s been reported that he’s going to play the villain in the next Star Trek film, it seems that may be a “supposition.”
With the Star Trek sequel reportedly set to begin filming later this week, there’s been yet another cast addition to the movie. British actor Joseph Gatt, whose face may be familiar to those who saw Thor, has joined the cast of J.J. Abrams’ 3D Star Trek sequel.
While this bit of casting news does add a new piece to the puzzle that is Star Trek 2, we're still totally in the dark about what's going to happen. The Cumberbatch casting suggests that Khan will not be the main villain of the film, but everything really is still a mystery. Knowing how J.J. Abrams likes to make movies, it will probably stay that way for a long, long time.
For a while, Star Wars and Star Trek fans have feuded over which is the superior series of sci-fi/fantasy stories. Is it possible that they’ll ever agree? Maybe not when it comes to Star Wars and Star Trek, but it’s possible that a universal dislike of Twilight could be the thing that brings these two fandoms together.
I know some of you have voiced support for "Benicio as Khan," but it's really for the best if it's not true. By doing a reboot on an alternate timeline, the creators of the new Star Trek opened up an endless number of possibilities. If they had chosen to do Khan again it would simply be a remake of Wrath of Khan and what's the point of that?
2013 is shaping up to be a good year for sci-fi, with the Star Trek’s 3D sequel set to hit the big screen, as well as Roland Emmerich’s Singularity, and the much anticipated film adaptation of Enders Game. While those looking forward to Singularity will have to wait a bit longer than expected, it looks like the film’s re-scheduled premiere date has made room for Star Trek’s yet to be titled sequel.
While many a movie antagonist’s evil is rooted in greed, jealousy, and/or a need for power, there are some whose stories begin in a much sadder place, with loss being the catalyst to set them on the course for evil. The following characters are as different from one another as the movies they’re featured in are, which is what makes them so interesting. The most notable common denominator among them is their grief.
While Nimoy's enthusiasm for all things Trek may never fade, he is 80 years old, and there's only so much you can do at a certain point. He's already announced his retirement from acting, claiming he won't return as Spock in the upcoming Star Trek sequel, and now he's stepped away from something maybe even more important-- Star Trek conventions. According to CBS News Nimoy attending his last Trek convention over the weekend in suburban Chicago
It's not the shot heard 'round the world or anything-- Shatner is far form the first person to argue that Star Trek had better focus on characters compared to Star Wars's obsession with spectacle. But if you've been fighting the good fight for Star Trek all these years, you've now got a pretty good trump card with Shatner fully in your corner
The Red Sea Astrarium project, scheduled to open in 2014, will consist of 17 entertainment developments and four hotels, according to The National. While the project will be funded by U.S. and Middle Eastern investors, the chief Jordanian investor is the King Abdullah II Fund for Development, which the powerful Trekkie established in 2001 to stimulate Jordan’s economy and boost its tourism rating.
The real question for me is if they're still planning to shoot this fall, as was suggested by Simon Pegg and many others this summer. If Abrams is just now getting back to work, that's an awfully short window, unless they're hoping to get going in late November
Simon Pegg's going to headline a comedy titled A Fantastic Fear of Everything, which casts him as Jack, a one-time children’s author who decides to try his hand at crime novels, only to realize that his intense research into the work of Victorian serial killers has turned him into a nervous wreck.