BREAKING MOVIE NEWS
The Internet is buzzing with the rumor that William Shatner may return as Captain Kirk in the new Star Trek movie. I give you several reasons as to why this is actually a good idea.
New reports suggest William Shatner is finally in line to appear in Star Trek 3, as it has been revealed that Roberto Orci has reportedly written a cameo for the original James Tiberius Kirk. The only question is whether or not Shatner will actually take it.
With Roberto Orci and crew handing in the first draft of their script for Star Trek 3, it's time to start speculating about what classic Star Trek episodes might figure into the new film. Here are 5 prime choices.
In the world of modern blockbuster franchises, it's scary just how many writer/producer Roberto Orci has had a hand in. It all began back in 2005 when he co-wrote the script and developed the story for the sequel The Legend of Zorro, and since then he has had credits in series like Mission: Impossible, Transformers, Star Trek, and The Amazing Spider-Man.
You know all those things you've been hearing about Star Trek 3? Turns out that most of them are probably true. We've got the latest plot details, shooting and release dates, and director speculation for your consideration.
Zachary Quinto, AKA Mr. Spock, appeared on the Today show this week, and revealed that he expects filming to get under way on a third Star Trek movie sometime in the next six months.
There probably isn't much that Simon Pegg would say about Star Trek 3 at this point, as he just revealed last week that he hasn't read the script yet. What he can talk about, however, is the film's director, Bob Orci. In addition to collaborating with the writer/producer on the last two Star Trek movies, Pegg was also part on the Orci-scrpted Mission: Impossible III.
This past Saturday, Simon Pegg - who plays Montgomery 'Scotty' Scott in the rebooted franchise - was on hand at the Star Trek Las Vegas Con, and while on-stage he revealed a few interesting tidbits about the current status of Star Trek 3
Now, while it will take a long time to finish the effects of Avatar 2 and its sequels, Saldana will only be filming motion-capture stuff, which shouldn't be as time-consuming as a full-on shoot. At the same time, this is THREE straight movies for the psychotically-perfectionist Cameron.
Back in May it seemed like Roberto Orci was a guaranteed lock to direct the upcoming, untitled Star Trek 3, but it turns out that the trades may have been a bit over eager in reporting that bit of news. While the filmmaker is still in the running for the gig, apparently the deal has not been closed just yet.
The original crew of the Enterprise was meant to embark upon a “five year mission” into space, but so far, we still have Captain Kirk, fratty, inexplicably-unkillable Earth-bound jerk. Orci's promise is to shoot the series into the stars and explore new worlds, the sort of thing that's got to be interesting to people who know, and largely don't care for, Orci's work.
We've been hearing speculation for weeks now, and it was recently revealed that he was the frontrunner in the race, but now it has reportedly been made official: Roberto Orci will be making his directorial debut helming the untitled sequel to Star Trek Into Darkness, which is for now simply being called Star Trek 3.
After many rumors suggesting this was a possibility, Orci is the frontrunner for the coveted job of taking over for JJ Abrams in piloting the USS Enterprise for Star Trek 3. Orci and Kurtzman helped shape this franchise, which has so far grossed $852 million in worldwide receipts, penning the first two typically-complex but still dopey screenplays.
When it comes to blockbuster filmmaking, writer/producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci have seemingly always come together as a package deal. First working together in the late 1990s as writers on the TV series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, they took their act to the big screen in 2005 with Michael Bay's The Island and have been Hollywood mainstays for big-budget summer action ever since.
Were you excited about Attack The Block director Joe Cornish putting his distincitive stamp on the Star Trek universe? Well, if you were, get unexcited immediately because that’s no longer going to happen.