Friday, April 10, 2015

Sofia Boutella Cast in Star Trek 3

A new cast member has joined Star Trek 3. Deadline reports that Sofia Boutella (Kingsman: The Secret Service) has joined the movie in a lead role. Nothing is revealed about the role but since the good guys are all filled up with the Enterprise crew I would not be surprised is she is one of the bad guys. The film is set for a July 8, 2016 release date but so far nothing has been revealed on when filming will start, what the movie is about or any other detail. Actually bit surprised even casting news is getting out.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Star Trek: Renegades Trailer

Below is a pretty sweet looking trailer for Star Trek: Renegades. The movie doesn't have a release date nor is it an official Paramount/CBS Entertainment product but instead a fan made and funded creation that has the support of multiple Star Trek actors including Walter Koenig (Chekov), Tim Russ (Tuvok and also directs the film), Robert Picardo (Voyager's Doctor), and more. At least based on the trailer it seems they managed to squeeze every penny until it screamed to present something that might be good enough for theatrical release. You can learn more about the project along with how to help complete its funding at StarTrekRenegades.com.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Simon Pegg Comments on Star Trek 3

While promoting his next film in an interview with Comic Book Resources, Simon Pegg briefly commented on Star Trek 3 which he is co-writing. The key bit of information is that he is hoping to capture "the spirit of the TV show" and rumors indicate the film will take place at some point during the five year mission.

What got you excited about the opportunity to write the next “Star Trek” movie, and can you talk about the sensibility you want to bring to it?

It just came out of conversations I was having with J.J. [Abrams] and Bryan Burk, and they decided to kind of like restart the process. Because I’d been on the set with Burk-y on “Mission: Impossible,” he said, “Maybe you should come on and write it with Doug and Justin and him and Lindsey Weber. And I was a bit, “No. I don’t want to – it’s too much pressure!”

But I think we just want to take it forward with the spirit of the TV show. And it’s a story about frontierism and adventure and optimism and fun, and that’s where we want to take it, you know. Where no man has gone before – where no one has gone before, sensibly corrected for a slighter more enlightened generation. But yeah, that’s the mood at the moment.

Idris Elba Up for Star Trek 3 Villain

Variety is reporting that Idris Elba (Luther, Thor, Pacific Rim) is being considered by director Justin Lin for the role of the big bad in the movie which might be a Klingon. However none of this has been officially confirmed as the movie is still in pre-production phase as Simon Pegg and Doug Jung continue to write the movie script. Elba is a great actor so really bad guy or not he would be a great addition to the movie.

Monday, March 23, 2015

IDW June 2015 Star Trek Comics

IDW Publishing has released their publishing plans for June 2015. Only one floppy and one trade are coming. At this point surprised that IDW continues to publish the Trek comics as they seem uninterested in the franchise considering that outside of a random crossover they are essentially ignoring 95% of Trek including some excellent novels ripe for adaptation, continuity that continues via the novels and Star Trek Online not to mention they could mimic Marvel's Star Wars approach of telling prequel stories by setting stories in between the movies and the like. For the full details of IDW's other books including GI Joe, TMNT, Transformers, and more click here.