A quick recap of this week in Star Trek 2: Karl Urban seemingly slips and says Benedict Cumberbatch is playing a character named “Gary,” likely referring to Gary Mitchell. He then says Trek 2 footage will appear online during Comic-Con. I ask him about both these things and he swears up and down he doesn’t lie or play games. This is then proved to be a lie as he releases the aforementioned “footage,” a video of him surfing.
Now that you’re caught up, here’s the latest. Star Trek 2 co-producer and co-writer Roberto Orci, who previously said Gary Mitchell was not the villain, stuck to that statement and added that both Cumberbatch and Alice Eve are playing canon Star Trek characters while Peter Weller was someone new. He also commented on when we might see a trailer, get a title and more. Read about it after the jump. Read More »
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Posted on Wednesday, June 27th, 2012 by Angie Han
Universal’s last attempt to bring vampire hunter extraordinaire Van Helsing to the big screen resulted in the ridiculous mess that was 2004′s Van Helsing, but the studio’s gearing up for another try. Tom Cruise has been attached to star in a new version of the film for a few years now, and its producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci have started talking up the differences between their Van Helsing and previous Van Helsings.
Long story short: Expect this reboot to be grittier and more realistic. Read Kurtzman’s comments after the jump.
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Getting a person to say something, anything, definitive about Star Trek 2 is akin to finding a fan who doesn’t like The Wrath of Khan. It just doesn’t happen. Even when Simon Pegg came out and said that his Star Trek 2 co-star Benedict Cumberbatch was not playing Khan, no matter how many people say the opposite, it’s hard to take him seriously.
Now one of the film’s producers and co-writers, Roberto Orci, has come out and said, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that five well-known (and not-so-well-known) Star Trek characters won’t be appearing in J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek 2 on May 17, 2013. Khan is not on the list. See who is, below. Read More »
Posted on Monday, June 4th, 2012 by Angie Han
Because Damon Lindelof co-wrote Prometheus, which comes out this weekend, he’s been talking to the press quite a bit lately, and dropping a few Star Trek sequel tidbits along the way. After the jump, read his comments on the improved Enterprise set, star Benedict Cumberbatch, and the secrecy surrounding the sequel. Also check out highlights from Roberto Orci‘s impromptu fan Q&A on TrekMovie.com, and discuss what a Klingon was doing in the background of J.J. Abrams‘ MTV Movie Awards skit.
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Posted on Monday, May 14th, 2012 by Angie Han
Filmmaker J.J. Abrams is known for his obsession with secrecy, but if anything, that only seems to heighten the amount of fan speculation surrounding his projects. So even as filming on Star Trek 2 (or whatever they end up calling it) comes to an end, the rumor mill is nowhere close to shutting down. After the jump:
- Leonard Nimoy talks about his set visit
- Roberto Orci emphasizes that the new sequel is not a remake
- Check out the first photo of Alice Eve in costume
- Peter Weller drops hints about his mysterious character
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Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci‘s Cowboys & Aliens may not have been much of a hit, but things haven’t soured between the pair and Universal. The studio has signed a two-year first-look deal with the studio, and they’re now part of the new version of The Mummy that Prometheus writer Jon Spaihts is putting together with producer Sean Daniel.
There’s something else interesting in the announcement of the deal, however: Kurtzman and Orci are the latest producers to take part in developing and producing a new Van Helsing, with Tom Cruise producing alongside them and currently attached to star. Actually, we should make that “still attached to star,” as Cruise has been a part of Van Helsing for a couple years now; the project just hasn’t had any big public profile for a while. Read More »
They’ve tackled Transformers, Star Trek, Mission: Impossible and now another franchise can be added to the impressive resumes of producers/screenwriters Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci: Spider-Man. They’ve just been hired to Sony to rewrite the script of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, the sequel to Marc Webb’s reboot which hits theaters on July 3. Read more after the jump. Read More »
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Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci made their name as a team crafting geek-friendly TV like Alias and Xena: Warrior Princess, before moving on to properties like the Transformers films, Mission: Impossible, the Star Trek reboot and the ‘swing and a miss’ film Cowboys & Aliens.
Now Alex Kurtzman has directed his first feature, People Like Us, written by the duo with Jody Lambert. (The movie was formerly called Welcome to People.) The movie isn’t a genre film, based on a licensed property, or anything along those lines. It is a story about the son (Chris Pine) of a father who maintained two families, and had kids with both. When his father dies, Pine’s character has to figure out how to handle a new relationship with Frankie (Elizabeth Banks), his half-sister from dad’s other family.
Check out the trailer below. Read More »