Getting a chance to appear in a Star Trek movie would be a fan’s dream come true. Well Paramount and JJ Abrams are going to give you a chance with their new "Super 8: Watch It & Walk-On" Sweepstakes. Details below, plus a very brief comment from Abrams on the status of the sequel.
Win a walk-on role for Star Trek sequel
As part of their promotion for the release of JJ Abrams Super 8 (due in stores on Tuesday), Paramount Home Entertainment has put together a sweepstakes that can land you a walk-on role for Abrams Star Trek sequel.
The “Super 8: Watch It & Walk-On” sweepstakes will award two winners (non-speaking) walk on roles for the movie (which TrekMovie recently reported starts production on January 15th). Winners also recieve travel and accomadations for two nights.
To get a chance to win, just visit www.Super8Sweeps.com and answer three Super 8 trivia questions. The sweepstakes starts today (November 20th) and runs until December 4th. The contest is open to adult US Residents (18 years old) and you can submit one entry per day.
Pick up JJ Abrams Super 8 this week on DVD or Bluray. You can pre-order at Amazon.
Abrams brief Star Trek sequel update
Speaking of JJ Abrams, Super 8 and Star Trek. The director gave EW an interview for the home video release of Super 8 and the subject of the Trek sequel came up in the context of Abrams trademark secrecy. JJ gave this very brief summary of how things are going:
EW: But by being so mysterious about your projects, like Super 8, you make people even that more eager to figure out what it is ahead of time.
Abrams: I think a fun aspect of not knowing is wanting to know. I think we’re so accustomed to getting what we want instantly that it’s nice to have to wait it out. It’s never meant to be a trick to get people excited and freaked out. The fact that that ends up being a result of not getting all the information and knowing answers to what’s going on in a show or in a movie, it says that there’s a kind of value in it. There’s fun to be had in anticipation, there’s nothing wrong with living with that and being a little bit hungry for the answers. It will make the answers, if satisfying, that much more rewarding. Getting the answer instantly deflates the importance of the moment because the instant you had that itch, it was scratched. I think there’s something great about protracting that itch a bit so that when you finally get there and see the movie and get the answers and understand what the story is, you’ve lived with and you’ve engaged with it and it’s more meaningful because of
EW: Coming on the heels of that, this question is going to be both ironic and quite likely hypocritical: How is Star Trek 2 coming?
Abrams: [Laughs] Good, good. It’s coming along great.