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Variety: ‘Star Trek’ Starts Shooting November 5th – Abrams Sells Another Film Project To Paramount August 8, 2007

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Abrams,STXI Status , trackback

In an article about a new film project being set up at Paramount by J.J. Abrams company Bad Robot, Variety states shooting will start on the new Star Trek feature on November 5th. This is the first time I have seen a specific date, but it is in line with other recent reports both in the media and from sources at the studio. So assuming this all pans out, we are 89 days away cameras rolling. This would make it exactly 32 months since the last time any Star Trek was shot at Paramount (principle photography on Star Trek Enterprise ceased on March 5th, 2005).

The new project Abrams has lined up at Paramount is an ‘ untitled supernatural thriller.’ from writer/director Josh Marston (Maria Fullof Grace). As per usual…no other details were available.According to Variety this will be the seventh project set up under Abrams multi-picture deal with Paramount and it is expected that Abrams’ production company will deliver at least two films per year for the next 5 years for Paramount. With all the projects (on both TV and Film) that Abrams has going as a producer, it is a big endorsement that he still decided to direct the Star Trek feature. 

Comments

1. Sleeper Agent X - August 8, 2007

November 5th… I’m thinking they’ve got to have preliminary designs for the Enterprise, sets, and uniforms by now!

When will we get the leaks? :-)

2. Chuck Amuck a.k.a. Shran from Memory Alpha - August 8, 2007

Remember, remember, the 5th of November…

3. Flake - August 8, 2007

No doubt there will be leaks, pictures of sets and so on, pictures of extras on their cigarette break in makeup and uniform.

4. Tino - August 8, 2007

My godness … 2 films a year? That’s quite a challenge.

5. Josh T. ( I don't think you're sorry Admiral, not one damn bit ) Kirk Esquire' - August 8, 2007

The final shooting draft of the script is probably pretty much locked by now which means…..

No older Kirk/Shatner.

May the pillars of heaven quake.

6. Chuck Amuck a.k.a. Shran from Memory Alpha - August 8, 2007

#5 What does that have to do with the shooting schedule or Abrams? Stay on topic, people! :P

Since the topic’s been brought up, though, I wouldn’t give up on the possibility of Shatner appearing just yet. There’s nearly three months left, quite enough time for some rewrites. I have a theory, though, that this whole “Shatner’s not in it” thing is actually just a ruse – it’s possible Shatner’s already part of the deal, they’re just waiting until they cast the young Kirk so they can announce them both at the same time, like they did with Nimoy/Quinto.

Hey, it’s possible… Hollywood folk can be very sneaky people. ;)

7. John_Pemble - August 8, 2007

They will crank this out in a manner that is a bit above a miniseries. With that said, a minseries can easily be better than a common feature film with the amazing CGI and digital 24p cameras.

8. Sci-Fi Bri - August 8, 2007

any word on the location?

9. Pizza Hotdog - August 8, 2007

#8 Several sets at Paramount, and Iceland was mentioned here.

89 days until cameras start rolling… Lots of casting, contracts to sign, sets to build. Time’s a wasting.

The fat lady is gargling

505 dtst

10. Cervantes - August 8, 2007

Hope he keeps all his focus on this little Star Trek Movie in the meantime… ;)

11. Trevok - August 8, 2007

August 8th, September, October, November 5th, hmm not long to complete casting. Hopefully it means it wont be that long and all the rumors about the cast will be over atleast.
LLAP

12. Driver - August 8, 2007

I Wonder how long the shoot will last.

13. doubleofive - August 8, 2007

I want a high definition shot of ILM’s digital Enterprise. Or I want to wake up one morning and hear that the glass case at the Air and Space Museum’s gift shop is empty.

I’d prefer everything to be digital, but I wouldn’t mind them using the model since it would silence some of you naysayers around here…

14. Agent 47 - August 8, 2007

“Or I want to wake up one morning and hear that the glass case at the Air and Space Museum’s gift shop is empty.”

LMAO: someone’s stealing the Enterprise

£50 says it’s Shatner :)

15. KS Trekker - August 8, 2007

14:

*big laugh*
At least it would explain why Kirk wouldn’t be in the new movie:

Bill, you do this, you’ll never sit in the Captain’s chair again! :)

16. doubleofive - August 8, 2007

LOL

I didn’t mean it like that, but that’d be great if Shatner held the model hostage for a role.

17. Eduardo Cordeiro - August 8, 2007

14. Lol!!

18. Scott Gammans - August 8, 2007

Then Paramount would just laugh and say “Ha ha, Bill, the joke’s on you… this movie is based on the adventures of the S.S. Faerie Queen, so we doan need no stinkin’ Enterprise!”

19. Agent 47 - August 8, 2007

#16

how does holding a model hostage work then??

“gimme a part or the nacelle gets it”

:)

20. Harry Ballz - August 8, 2007

#18 “adventures of the S.S. Faerie Queen”
So, Cruise HAS been cast in the movie, then?

21. Lord Garth Formerly of Izar - August 8, 2007

Let the leaking begin!!!! Set photos, cast pics, costume!!!! Our new mission is to be ever vigillante, ever searching the web for any tidbits. And then spilling the beans right here amongst our little family.

22. CanuckLou - August 8, 2007

Can’t wait to see some costume, props, and set shots.

23. Harry Ballz - August 8, 2007

#21 “right here amongst our little family”
Well put! I’d say this group is about as dysfunctional as most families!

24. Jim Loftus - August 8, 2007

#22… OMG, me either! I wanna see what the ship exterior is gonna look like, at least! Bring it on!

(at the same time, I don’t want to see too much… I remember my excitement level being so much lower when Spider-Man came out, due to my lack of self control when it comes to too much info, spy photos, spoilers…)

25. last o' the timelords - August 8, 2007

I hope the running time is ridiculously excessive. In the 3 hours plus range. It could be truly expansive in the huge Trekverse and be like getting a few movies at once!

26. Eric - August 8, 2007

How does one get to be an extra on this anyway? I haven’t found anything online.

27. Harry Ballz - August 8, 2007

2 hours 43 minutes would be ideal!

28. Aaron R. (Fanboys unite: "New Sisko Movie!") - August 8, 2007

come on trekmovie.com why no timer yet for movie countdown!!!

Aaron R.

29. The Master - August 8, 2007

How about Eric Johnson ( Flash Gordon, Smallville) or Justin Hartly ( The Green arrow Smallville) for the Young Kirk?

30. Harry Ballz - August 8, 2007

Justin Hartly is a shitty actor, his Green Arrow was the worst!!

31. Craig - August 8, 2007

A couple articles In HollywoodReporter and ComingSoon.net about the new Checkov are saying it is about the Enterprise and their Academy days. That’s not true right? I hope it’s when Kirk first gets command of the 1701. That would be cool if they showed Pike handing over command of the 1701 to Kirk.

32. Flake - August 8, 2007

I still can’t believe this is all happening, only a year and a bit ago Trek was dead, down, out, gone, a laughing stock – cancelled! Now its one of the most anticipated movies of 2008. Tentpole, big budget, recasting TOS – holy shit!

33. Herr von Kodos - August 8, 2007

#29 Eric Johnson is a musician, I don’t know the name if we’re talking about actors…

Does anybody remember the art concept of Star Trek Phase 2? The ship looked new, but it was clearly the Enterprise, the interiors were a mixture of Classic and TMP and the uniforms were just upgraded. That’s how they’re suppost to do it now!

34. Herr von Kodos - August 8, 2007

#31 I don’t trust that rumor about the Enterprise in the accademy-years. The NCC-1701 refit was the accedemy flagship between 2276 and 2286 (Star Trek 3). The Crew was already old in those years, they wouldn’t cast young actors it it would be otherwise…

35. Darth Caedus forecasts doom for "Star Trek XI: Stardate 90210" - August 8, 2007

Dammit Jim! This whole 20-something, “Stardate 90210″ (I just came up with that on the fly) just won’t work! Nobody puts a 25 year old in charge of a capital warship.

36. THEETrekMaster - August 8, 2007

Here’s a ship interior from Phase II (I think this is McCoy’s office):

http://quasarvisualmedia.com/interior.gif

and the RARELY seen Phase II concept art for V’ger
(which is not even in the book written by
Garfield and Reeves — for SHAME!!!
Instead, the Abel studio’s artwork by Richard Taylor
is mistakenly identified as the P2 V’ger.
It is not! See below!):

http://quasarvisualmedia.com/V_ger1.jpg

All artwork was created by the late Mike Minor, who worked on the original series and was the production artist for Phase II.

37. THEETrekMaster - August 8, 2007

The above is a kind of followup to post #33….just FYI…;-)

38. Herr von Kodos - August 8, 2007

WOW I’ve never seen that V’ger photo! But That’s the way I expect ST XI to be: fresh, modern, but still traditionalistic enough to recognice the Enterprise interiors. The outlook should maybe stay how it is, maybe except the deflector…

39. IrishTrekkie - August 8, 2007

agreeing with #32 , a year it was dark dark days for trek , no new movie , no new tv esp , people where saying trek was dead . it was weird for me , i am only 20 , so i have never not had star trek , and have alot of respect for the fans who where around from the end of the tv show and had to wait on the first moive , but yay star trek is back , and its going to be great ! or at least it better be or else !

40. Chuck Amuck a.k.a. Shran from Memory Alpha - August 8, 2007

Star Trek will never die.

Remember that. ;)

41. TrekLog » Blog Archive » Trek XI - Die Casting Welle rollt!! - August 8, 2007

[...] Die Casting-Welle scheint jetzt richtig ins Rollen zu kommen, denn laut Variety starten bereits am 5. November 2007 die Dreharbeiten zum neuen Star Trek-Film!! Der Hollywood Reporter berichtet, dass große Namen für Admirals und andere Captains außerhalb der Enterprise-Crew gesucht werden, ebenso für den großen Gegner! Und überraschenderweise ist auch Chekov als Crewmitglied dabei, der eigentlich erst ab Staffel 2 in Erscheinung trat, doch laut Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan bereits in Staffel 1, zur Zeit der Episode Space Seed, mit an Bord gewesen sein musste. Wie auch immer, angeblich befindet sich für diese Rolle der 18jährige Anton Yelchin in Verhandlungen. Altersmäßig würde das auch besser passen, denn Chekov ist mit Jahrgang 2245 zu Beginn der Serie gerade mal 21 gewesen, während Alt-Darsteller Walter Koenig bereits 30/31 Jahre alt war. Anton Yelchin ist somit vielleicht sogar eine bessere Wahl, um diesem Charakter gerecht zu werden, zumal wir es hier wirklich mit jemandem zu tun haben, der tatsächlich aus Russland stammt und lediglich in den USA aufgewachsen ist. Walter Koenig, der aus Chicago (Illinois) stammt, wurde damals übrigens engagiert, um einem Sänger der Gruppe The Monkeys ähnlich zu sein und folglich viele weibliche Fans anzuziehen… dies könnte Yelchin jetzt noch mehr gelingen! In den folgenden zwei Kino-Trailern, in denen der seit 7 Jahren ununterbrochen im Filmgeschäft tätig Yelchin glänzen darf… [...]

42. Xai - August 8, 2007

I wish some people would get over the age thing. Acting and a little makeup is all it takes.

43. Harry Ballz - August 8, 2007

(sung to Gilligan’s Island tune)

Just sit right back and you’ll hear a tale,
A tale of a fateful trip
That started from a starship port
Aboard this mighty ship

The first mate was a Vulcan man,
The captain brave and thin
430 crew set sail that day
For a 5 year mission, a 5 year mission

The weather started getting rough,
The mighty ship was tossed,
If not for the courage of the fearless crew
The Enterprise would be lost, the Enterprise would be lost

The ship achieved orbit of this uncharted desert planet
With Spock
The Captain too,
The Doctor and his Nurse,
The Chief Engineer
The Navigator and Chekhov,
Here on some unknown planet!

(this is what comes from drinking too much Romulan Ale! Urrrpp!!)

44. Herr von Kodos - August 8, 2007

#43 Drink as much Ale as you want, as long as you save peace between Klingons and the Federation or as long as you produce such wonderfull poems like that :)

45. Chuck Amuck a.k.a. Shran from Memory Alpha - August 8, 2007

#43 The last part would go better with the actual Gilligan’s theme if it went something like:

“The ship achieved orbit of this uncharted desert world
With Kirk and Spock
The Doctor, too
The engineer and his scotch
That Russian guy
Sulu and Uhura
Here on a strange new world!”

Just a thought :P

46. Cygnus-X1 - August 9, 2007

Sounds like Abrams is spreading himself awfully thin.

Directing a film is an intensive, more-than-full-time job, during the 3 months, or, so, of shooting. And, even after that, there’s editing, ADR and re-shoots to be done.

Is he going to be able to give “Star Trek” the attention that it deserves, when he’s directing yet another film, and producing a few TV shows?

How many other projects was Nick Meyer working on, when he did TWOK?

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