The new year is almost upon us and with 2011 will come lots of stories about the Star Trek sequel, some real, some not real. But we have just one more rumor to debunk that came up during the holiday week that is kind of funny. It appears that there is an Craigslist calling for casting for the Star Trek sequel. Not that it is real or anything.
Casting the Star Trek movie via Craigslist?
Here is the Craigslist posting:
Star Trek Sequel (Salt Lake City)
Release Date: June 29, 2012
Studio: Paramount Pictures
Director: J.J. Abrams
Screenwriter: Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman
Starring: John Cho, Simon Pegg, Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Anton Yelchin
MPAA Rating: Not Available
Official Website: StarTrekmovie.com | NCC-1701.com | MySpace.com/StarTrek
Plot Summary: No plot details as this time!
Contact Casting at 714-869-0063 (no emails please)
TrekMovie has confirmed that this is entirely bogus. Although the fact that it lists a non-working phone number is also a big clue. Other clues are that there is no indication of what roles (or types) are being cast, the movie is not yet even in pre-production and there no code name (this is a JJ Abrams production, remember).
That is not to say that casting advertisements are not possible, especially for background extras. However, a studio casting notice would also include a number of other indicators. Here is an example of the real extras casting notice for for the 2009 Star Trek movie (code-named "Corporate Headquarters") which was put up a few weeks before shooting began.
Feature Film: SAG
Info: For the way Cool Sci-Fi Feature Film titled “Corporate Headquarters” we are seeking the following SAG and Non-Union Background Talent:
Thin, regal talent who have BROWN or BLACK hair AND are OK with their eyebrows being shaved from the arch outward to portray a “Vulcan type” eyebrow shape.
In General We Need:
Thin, Athletic, Men and Women, Ages 18-90 – Specific Descriptions of These Types Below:
Especially seeking talent with interesting and unique facial features, such as: long necks, small heads, extremely large heads, wide-set eyes, bug eyes, close-set eyes, large forehead, short upper lip, pronounced cheekbones, over- or undersized ears and/or nose, facial deformities, ultra plain-looking people, ultra perfect-looking people, pure wholesome looks, twins, triplets, emaciated talent, in addition to regally poised and postured talent.
That will be the last debunk of 2010, bring on 2011.