BREAKING MOVIE NEWS
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.
Star Trek writer Roberto Orci has been consulting on an upcoming Star Trek video game which will not only pick up where the last movie left off, but will bridge the gap between the Star Trek movie we saw in 2009 and the next one, whenever that finally gets done.
After Leonard Nimoy materialized in J.J. Abrams’ 2009 reboot of the Star Trek franchise, the rumor floodgates opened about who would cameo is the inevitable sequel. Now that production is inching closer to their now Holiday start date, the rumor mill’s most obvious victim, William Shatner, has confirmed that he will not be finding his way back onto the bridge of the U.S.S. Enterprise.
Zoe Saldana currently is negotiating to join Mark Ruffalo in this marital drama with a medical twist, Vulture reports. Maya Forbes of The Larry Sanders Show will write and direct this drama about “a bipolar husband and father who goes off his medication, and then loses both his sanity and job
Even though he’s been rumored to be involved in all manner of other projects after Super 8, Abrams confirms, “The next thing we’re working on, and hopefully we’ll be able to pass information out sooner or later, is the next Star Trek.”
June 29, 2012. For the last year and a half that has been the established release date for the sequel to J.J. Abrams' Star Trek. But with writers Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman and Damon Lindelof focusing on a multitude of different projects and J.J. Abrams occupying himself with this summer's Super 8, the production has taken a long time to get going.
Star Trek co-writer Robert Orci confirmed in the comments section over at TrekMovie.com that J.J. Abrams “is still working” with the writers on their script, and “hoped” that he will return to direct the sequel. He even went so far as to turn over a 70-plus-page outline for the sequel's script. Chances are Abrams officially will dive into the sequel once his Super 8 commitments are behind him, and the sequel will be in theaters on June 29, 2012.
Hey, maybe someone should get moving and actually work on getting around to that second Star Trek? The Trek team has been pretty slow to get going on this thing but now, maybe in part because of a little urgency for Paramount, we’re starting to see movement on Star Trek: The Next. In fact, they could be getting close to actually shooting the thing.
In 2009, J.J. Abrams breathed life into a slowly dying franchise when he made Star Trek. Raking in more than $250 million at the domestic box office, the film nearly sextupled the gross of the previous entry, 2002's Star Trek: Nemesis, which made only $43 million, the lowest in the series' history. Abrams had the world in his hand, everyone begging for more and then... nothing.
J.J. Abrams, maybe the cagiest mainstream director who isn't Christopher Nolan, has managed to avoid saying anything about the still-planned Star Trek sequel for months now; the last time we heard him talk about the project was back in January