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Chris Pine IS Kirk…Deal Signed Today

Well the Chris Pine as Kirk story has evolved over the last week from ‘may be’ to ‘apparently’ to ‘almost’ to now ‘done.’ As of this morning the deal wasn’t done, but TrekMovie.com just got sent an update saying the deal ‘is closed’ and Chris Pine is James T. Kirk for J.J. Abrams new Star Trek movie. Once Pine pulled out of the Joe Carnahan / George Clooney White Jazz film it was just a matter of dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s. Bear in mind that whenever any one of these actors signs on they are also signing on to sequel options, so the deals are certain to be complex. Pine should begin rehearsing with Zachary Quinto and his other co-stars this week.


More:

Chris Pine at  IMDB  |  Wikipedia  | Fansite

Interview/clips with Pine and Lindsay Lohan for Just My Luck

Interview with Pine for Smokin’ Aces (launches new window)

 

 

 


Pine as Kirk (envisioned by TrekMovie.com community member Justin Olson)
 

UPDATE: STARTREK.COM and The Hollywood Reporter are also confirming Pine as Kirk

Related:
Chris Pine May Be Kirk (w/ Background, more photos and video)
Chris Pine ‘Apparently’ Confirmed

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Multitrek
October 17, 2007 3:09 pm

Great!!! Get Shatner now…

John N
October 17, 2007 3:09 pm

Can’t wait to see these guys in action… :)

October 17, 2007 3:10 pm

Good deal…..

Thomas Jensen
October 17, 2007 3:12 pm

Ok, good deal. Now let’s see the ship.

TrekMadeMeWonder
October 17, 2007 3:14 pm

The Olson retouch just sold it for me.
EXCELLENT!

SHOW ME THE SHIP!!!!

JCool
October 17, 2007 3:16 pm

Nice!

Cox of Seagulls
October 17, 2007 3:21 pm

Good casting. I can’t think of anyone I’d rather have to play Kirk.

Classic trek
October 17, 2007 3:21 pm

Great!! looks like a fab choice. im excited if a little scared about the new movie. these guys are legends so be careful with them. got to get william shatner in this movie.
Greg (UK)

Pragmaticus
October 17, 2007 3:22 pm

It’s official! Fantastic!!!

Now iron out how Spock saves Kirk from dying, getting Shatner in the film.

October 17, 2007 3:25 pm

Congratulations to the cast and crew on getting their “captain.”

I can’t wait to see what this is going to look like too. Anthony, thanks for your continued reporting, which has always been responsible and accurate.

Agent 47
October 17, 2007 3:25 pm

congrats to Mr Pine, i’m sure he’ll be great in the role.

the Enterprise Captain has now officially been given his orders :)

Dr. Image
October 17, 2007 3:30 pm

To those naysayers- it could have been A WHOLE LOT worse!! Whew!
Congrats, Capt. Pine! Your life is about to change drastically…

Dansk
October 17, 2007 3:37 pm

I’m popping out of the woodwork for this one, I’ve been lurking for about as long as this site has been around.

Excellent choice with Chris Pine! Watching those clips, it takes no stretch of the imagination to picture him as Kirk, it’s just a matter of a costume and a hairdo.

Congrats to all the actors that have been chosen, I’m unbelievably excited about this film! Everything about it so far gives me a good feeling!

urseus
October 17, 2007 3:39 pm

Is this guy any good ive never even heard of him?

Robo- Cop
October 17, 2007 3:41 pm

Considering how soon the movie is due to start shooting you would think they would have signed this guy – character back in the summer at least. I just don’t see as this young guys having enough range to be able to pull this one off yet here they are signing him so late as IF he was a seasoned pro. Definitely a weak link with not enough polish yet plenty of rust.

Stanky McFibberich
October 17, 2007 3:42 pm

Yahoo

Ampris
October 17, 2007 3:46 pm

Man, I’d give anything to see some of the interactions between this guy and Quinto- what are the chances someone with a camera phone will ‘just happen’ to walk by while they rehearse? I’m dying to know if they’ll be able to capture that chemistry the characters have and how good they are at it. Is a minute or so of leaked footage too much to ask? :P

But congrats, Mr. Pine! I’ve got a fairly good feeling about this, though I do hope that he’s ready to handle everything that comes with the role. (D’you think he knows about the shippers yet?)

Craig
October 17, 2007 3:51 pm

I wonder how soon we will see set photos?

Thelin
October 17, 2007 3:55 pm

I like both Pine and Quinto. I am actually glad they are using relative “unknowns” instead of big name stars. The choices they have made so far for the TOS crew and villain look good. I am hoping for the best with this movie as I am a diehard TOS fan. Only time will tell.

Agent 47
October 17, 2007 3:56 pm

@18

knowing the internet i wouldn’t be at all surprised if something gets leaked this side of Christmas :)

a cast in uniform group photo would be nice :D

October 17, 2007 3:56 pm

If Chris has the acting talent, he looks like he’ll be an excellent choice.
However, it’s hard for me to get past his striking resemblance to ANOTHER famous science fiction character….

: )

JCool
October 17, 2007 3:58 pm

we just need McCoy!

October 17, 2007 4:01 pm

Right on! Let’s get this puppy rollin’. Lights, camera, action!

Bust out

Just wondering, is Carol Marcus in this?

October 17, 2007 4:03 pm

Funny how “Chris Pine” sounds like “Chris Pike”…

JB
October 17, 2007 4:05 pm

Good one Spockboy!

Kirky
October 17, 2007 4:12 pm

Don’t mess it up Chris, remember you are following in the steps of the great William Shatner, a legend and a cultural icon, we’ll be watching you, no pressure! ;) :p

DavidJ
October 17, 2007 4:17 pm

Well here we go. Shouldn’t be too long before the website goes down again. LOL

Dan
October 17, 2007 4:19 pm

JJ Abrams’ main job is to make us suspend our disbelief, make us “believe” we are in the 23rd century. I will be able to look at Zach Quinto, knowing that he is not Leonard Nimoy, and believe he is Spock. Same with Pine, he isn’t Shatner, but I think he can make me believe he is a young Jim Kirk. They’ve got the two central characters cast well – they look the part and they can act, from what I’ve seen of them.

As for all the concerns about the redesign of the ship. We have to believe we are in the 23rd century, not back in 1965. While I wan the ship to remind me of the original, a whole new generation of kids has LOTR as the gold standard of bridging the line between fantasy and reality. They have to believe the Enterprise belongs in the 23rd century and that it can travel seven times the speed of light. So I say, JJ, make the Enterprise REAL, make it FLY. Respect the original, don’t blow up the past, but take me into the future. Make me believe!

George Armstrong Custer
October 17, 2007 4:26 pm

Exellent news. Pine needs our Support and Shatners wisdom as a advisor.

Lou
October 17, 2007 4:28 pm

best of luck to the guy! :)

Jeff
October 17, 2007 4:30 pm

1. Sort out his eyebrows.
2. Give him hazel contact lenses.
3. Shoot the damn movie! :D

Nomad
October 17, 2007 4:40 pm

He is The Kirk

He is The Creator.

VOODOO
October 17, 2007 4:44 pm

Best of luck to Chris + the entire cast of the new film.

RDL
October 17, 2007 4:52 pm

Space…the financial frontier…these are the voyages of the starship
Enterprise…her three film deal…to explore dialogue 12-18 year olds can understand…to seek out yet another time travel plot…to boldly go where 7 actors, in 79 episodes and 6 films have gone before.

Craig
October 17, 2007 4:56 pm

Anthony do you think TrekMovie.com will get a set tour?

Viking
October 17, 2007 5:00 pm

Awright, Orci, you guys have to leak the occasional stills from the sets to whet the appetite, capiche? LOL :D

Kirk: The Jack Bauer Of Space
October 17, 2007 5:01 pm

He’s pretty babelicious.

Shatner was pretty babelicious in his youth too.

It’s a good choice. I hope like hell he can act. I hope he can be reminiscent of Shatner without doing an impersonation of Shatner. It’s a fine line. A really good actor would be needed to walk that fine line.

T Negative
October 17, 2007 5:04 pm

#32 LOL!!!

BTW, Congratulations Chris Pine!!

zebrasqueezer
October 17, 2007 5:21 pm

#15

Just shut up!

Thomas
October 17, 2007 5:33 pm

21. Very funny, but I personally think Pine looks more like Virgil rather than Scott.

CmdrR.
October 17, 2007 5:35 pm

Fire up the cameras!

dalek
October 17, 2007 5:42 pm

I have no problem with this casting. I hope when i see the footage of him as Kirk he’s convincing in the role — then i’ll make a proper judgement.

Warpler
October 17, 2007 5:47 pm

Don’t know about this one he looks quite feminine to me ahh maybe it’s just the photos i’ve seen…… sometimes looks like he’s got lipstick on

Jeffrey S. Nelson
October 17, 2007 5:53 pm

Dammit, Jim… just pluck those eyebrows a bit. And give me the Kirk hair wave.

CmdrR.
October 17, 2007 6:24 pm

Oh, and sign up Lindsey Lohan as Scotty’s skanky drinkin’ buddy.

Xai
October 17, 2007 6:32 pm

This could work. Justin Olson’s pic doesmake him look pretty good

Tim Handrahan
October 17, 2007 6:37 pm

The big introduction with Shatner awaits!!!!!!!!!

Harry Ballz
October 17, 2007 6:42 pm

Great, we have Pine trying to be like Shatner, and Shatner wanting to be young like Pine! It’s hard to tell the players without a program!

(Announcer)
Hey, wait’ll you try our new Kirk!! Much tastier than our old Kirk…………

Hmmm, that sounds familiar…………uh, oh…….

October 17, 2007 6:49 pm

I don’t think this is bad casting at all, but what dope would give up a non-type cast role with a big actor for a franchise that’s killed more careers than Gigli? Once your in a Star Trek/Star Wars show or film you done with. Good luck, Pine. You’re Captain Kirk forever. Enjoy!

ObiWanCon
October 17, 2007 6:53 pm

What’s up with the scaring down the left side of his face I just noticed it I’m guessing it can be covered up with makeup.

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