Posts from DukePilgrim in thread „New Star Trek Film for 2008“

    Hi Chester

    I mainly know Simon Pegg from Zombie comedy movie Shaun of The Dead.

    Cant really imagine him as Scotty but who knows. I think it is a great idea to base the new movie in the younger days of Kirk & Spock I think other avenues have been played out.

    The concept of the original TV series still stand up quite well but the aliens and fight sequences are hilarious. You would NEVER know when the stunt doubles take over
    from Kirk & Spock!!


    The new Star Trek finally starts filming next month

    Comic Pegg set for Star Trek film

    Simon Pegg's latest film Run Fat Boy Run topped the UK chart

    Hot Fuzz star Simon Pegg is poised to play Scotty in the new Star Trek movie.
    The British comic has been offered the role of the chief engineer, played by James Doohan in the classic TV series, his manager has told BBC News.
    The film, directed by Lost creator JJ Abrams, focuses on the early lives of Captain James T Kirk and Mr Spock.
    Star Trek's 11th big screen outing also stars Eric Bana, Zachary Quinto and Leonard Nimoy, and filming is due to start next month.
    Screen success
    Pegg's manager Dawn Sedgewick said he had been offered the part, which was now subject to "the usual paperwork".
    US actor Chris Pine is in talks to play the young Captain Kirk, trade publication Variety has reported. Bana will play Nero, and original Spock Nimoy has a cameo role.
    The film will show the crew meeting at the Starfleet Academy and embarking on their first mission.
    Pegg, 37, found fame in TV comedy Spaced and went on to find big screen success by writing and starring in Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz. His other films include Run Fat Boy Run and the forthcoming How to Lose Friends and Alienate People. Abrams and Pegg previously worked together on Mission: Impossible III, starring Tom Cruise.

    I dont think they will go for a well known actors for the roles as they would bring so much baggage with them.

    It will be interesting to see if they allow Kirk to play the role as he was in the original TV series.

    A young Kirk could make the film an interesting possibility.


    A new Star Trek film for 2008 sounds interesting with it concentrating on early lives of Kirk & Spock.


    Star Trek film gets release date

    Abrams said the new film would "chart its own course"

    The 11th Star Trek film, to be directed by Lost creator JJ Abrams, will be released in the US on Christmas Day 2008, Paramount Pictures has announced.

    The film, which will focus on the early lives of Captain James T Kirk and Mr Spock, will begin shooting this autumn.
    No further details have been announced and the movie has yet to be cast.
    But Abrams - who directed the third Mission: Impossible film last year - said he wanted "to make a picture for life-long fans and the uninitiated".
    "Needless to say I am honoured and excited to be part of this next chapter of Star Trek," he added.

    'Brilliance and optimism'

    The original Star Trek TV series, created by Gene Roddenberry, ran from 1966 to 1969.
    It went on to spawn 10 feature films, numerous spin-offs and a billion-dollar industry of books, computer games and consumer products.

    The Motion Picture (1979)
    The Wrath of Khan (1982)
    The Search for Spock (1984)
    The Voyage Home (1986)
    The Final Frontier (1989)
    The Undiscovered Country (1991)
    Generations (1994)
    First Contact (1996)
    Insurrection (1998)
    Nemesis (2002)

    The last Trek film, Star Trek: Nemesis, was released in 2002 and featured the stars of the Next Generation TV series.
    The most recent TV spin-off, Star Trek: Enterprise, came to an end in 2005.

    The latest feature, which has yet to be named, will tell of Kirk and Spock's first meeting at Starfleet Academy and their first outer space mission.
    Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, who worked with Abrams on Mission: Impossible III, have written the screenplay.

    "If there's something I'm dying to see, it's the brilliance and optimism of Roddenberry's world brought back to the big screen," said Abrams.
    "Alex and Bob wrote an amazing script that embraces and respects Trek canon but charts its own course."
    Paramount Pictures chairman and CEO Brad Grey said he "could not be more thrilled to be back in business with JJ Abrams". As well as directing the film, Abrams will co-produce with Lost co-creator Damon Lindelof.