Monday, December 24, 2007

Mini Karl Urban Interview; Teaser Trailer Date?

The Deadbolt had a brief interview with Karl Urban (Dr. McCoy) discussing his current projects including Star Trek. The full interview is here but below is the Star Trek portions of the interview. Probably the best piece of information is that a teaser trailer may be released with Abrams other project Cloverfield that is coming out 1-18-08.

THE DEADBOLT: As for Star Trek, how far into filming are you?
URBAN: We’re about a month in.

THE DEADBOLT: What's been the hardest part for you so far?
URBAN: I think the hardest part really is maintaining the level of security and secrecy that we have all been forced to adopt. I mean it’s really kind of paranoid crazy, but sort of justified. We’re not allowed to walk around in public in our costumes and we have to be herded around everywhere in these golf carts that are completely concealed and covered in black canvas. The security of it is immense. You feel your freedom is a big challenge.

THE DEADBOLT: How will McCoy be different than what we already know?
URBAN: The film that we are making is very faithful in ways to the original series and the characters are the same archetypes which were established in the original series from the '60s. And I think the fact that Leonard Nimoy has chosen to reprise his role as Spock for the first time in 15 years is an incredible endorsement and he wouldn’t be involved if he didn’t believe in J.J. [Abrams] and the authenticity of the project. I’m just really excited about this film and it’s amazing [how] every day someone new comes in and turns up on set, like we had Stephen Spielberg pop in yesterday. Everybody is thoroughly intrigued to see this one and it’s going to be phenomenal. I think the teaser trailer comes out on the front of Cloverfield in January, so people will get their first kind of taste of the look and feel. And I think after Indiana Jones opens in May, this film is going to be the most highly anticipated film of 2008.

1 comment:

  1. What would Dr. McCoy say about Alias and LOST? Would he think it was ok for Syndey Bristow and company to torture others?

    Let's keep Star Trek clean of Abrams' other projects.