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JJ Abrams: Star Trek 2009 Was “Dream Project” + Plus Talks Alternate v Prime Timelines December 22, 2011

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Abrams,Star Trek (2009 film),Star Trek Into Darkness , comments closed

In a new podcast interview, Star Trek producer/director JJ Abrams talks about why he took on the Trek project and how his views on the franchise changed during the process. JJ also dove into the thorny issue of the alternative timeline and what it means for the original "prime" timeline of Star Trek lore. See excerpts below.

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JJ Abrams Gives Star Trek Sequel Update – To Be Shot in 2-D & Converted December 20, 2011

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At the world premiere of the new Mission: Impossible: Ghost Protocol, JJ Abrams gave an update on progress on the Star Trek sequel talking about the sets, lessons learned from the 2009 movie and how he will be handling 3-D. Watch his comments below.

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Star Trek Sequel Stars Havent Seen Script + Charity Event Photos w/ Quinto, Saldana, Cho, Yelchin, & Eve December 5, 2011

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Abrams,Celebrity,ST09 Cast,Star Trek Into Darkness , comments closed

The Star Trek sequel starts shooting next month and the team is busy casting, but details on the film are still being kept under wraps. At a gala event last Thursday, the returning Star Trek stars Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, John Cho, Anton Yelchin and (new star) Alice Eve joined producer/director JJ Abrams at a charity event in Beverly Hills, where some revealed they still haven’t seen the sequel script. More details below, plus photos from the event.

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Watch: Simon Pegg’s Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol Featurette

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Abrams,Celebrity,ST09 Cast , comments closed

Star Trek sequel producer/director JJ Abrams has one last thing to get off his desk and that is the release of Mission: Impossible: Ghost Protocol on December 21st. Also returning for the fourth Mission is Star Trek’s new Scotty Simon Pegg, reprising his role as Benji the tech. Paramount has released a featurette and clip with Pegg. Check those out below, plus publicity photos and previews.

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JJ Abrams: Star Trek Sequel Will ‘Start Over’ November 23, 2011

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Abrams,Star Trek (2009 film),Star Trek Into Darkness , comments closed

We now know when the next Star Trek movie is coming out (May 2013), but we still don’t know how much it will be tied together with Abrams’ 2009 Star Trek movie. A new comment from producer/director JJ Abrams indicates that the sequel will stand on its own. Details below. 

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JJ Abrams Confirms Discussions With Benicio Del Toro

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Earlier this month it was reported that JJ Abrams was considering Oscar-winning actor Benicio Del Toro for the villain role in his Star Trek sequel. Now Abrams has confirmed he and Toro have begun talking. Watch Abrams talk Del Toro below.

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Win A Walk-On Role For Star Trek Sequel In Super 8 Sweepstakes + Abrams Gives Brief Update November 20, 2011

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Abrams,Contest,Star Trek Into Darkness,Super 8 , comments closed

st100Getting 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.

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Report: J.J. Abrams wants Benicio Del Toro as next Star Trek villain November 4, 2011

by Rosario T. Calabria , Filed under: Abrams,Star Trek Into Darkness , comments closed

News is breaking tonight that director J.J. Abrams has his eyes set on Benicio Del Toro to play the villain in the upcoming Star Trek sequel.

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J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek honored by S.E.T. Awards

by Rosario T. Calabria , Filed under: Abrams,Star Trek (2009 film),Trek Franchise , comments closed

J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek is among several productions to be honored at the inaugural S.E.T. (Science, Engineering & Technology) Awards on November 17, 2011. Click over the jump for details.

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Damon Lindelof excited to reunite with J.J. Abrams for Star Trek sequel

by Rosario T. Calabria , Filed under: Abrams,Star Trek Into Darkness , comments closed

Damon Lindelof, co-writer of J.J. Abrams’ upcoming sequel to the 2009 hit Star Trek, recently sat down for an interview with TVOvermind about the sequel and his other projects, including Ridley Scott’s Prometheus plus his reflections on his time writing LOST. Click over the jump for some brief thoughts from Lindelof on the sequel.

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Orci & Kurtzman Sell Political Conspiracy & Western Pilots + Abrams Adds Another Movie Project October 7, 2011

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Abrams,CBS/Paramount,Orci/Kurtzman,Star Trek Into Darkness , comments closed

The last week brings more business deal news from the team behind the last and next Star Trek movie. Writer/producers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman have sold a couple more pilots for the next seasons, and JJ Abrams has added another film to his future schedule (after the Star Trek sequel).

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JJ Abrams Sells Thriller Pilot To NBC + Orci & Kurtzman Sell Drama Pilot To CBS September 29, 2011

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Abrams,Orci/Kurtzman , comments closed

The Star Trek team are still at work getting ready to make the Star Trek sequel, but they have also been making some news in TV Land. Writer/producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci have sold a pilot script to CBS, while producer/director JJ Abrams has sold a pilot to NBC. Details below.

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J.J. Abrams’ Super 8 hitting DVD and Blu-ray November 22 September 16, 2011

by Rosario T. Calabria , Filed under: Abrams,Sci-Fi,Super 8 , comments closed

Super 8, the original sci-fi project written and directed by J.J. Abrams, will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on November 22, 2011. The movie will be available as a two-disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo pack or a single-disc DVD. Details over the jump.

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J.J. Abrams will direct Star Trek Sequel; Pre-production underway September 13, 2011

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Abrams,Lindelof,Orci/Kurtzman,Star Trek Into Darkness , comments closed

Back in July we reported on news that Star Trek director J.J. Abrams was "moving towards a commitment" to direct the sequel to the 2009 hit. Now comes news that Abrams has officially committed to the project.

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JJ Abrams: ‘Very Close’ To Announcing Star Trek Sequel News + ‘Open’ To Star Trek TV Series August 25, 2011

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Abrams,Star Trek Into Darkness,Trek on TV , comments closed

TrekMovie is back to our regular programming and we start off with an update from Trek’s head honcho himself JJ Abrams who has a brief update on the Star Trek sequel (it’s close) and even possible Trek on TV (he’s open to it). Find out more below.

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JJ Abrams: Star Trek Sequel Going To Stand On Its Own + Announcement Within Month August 9, 2011

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Now that Paramount has officially delayed the Star Trek sequel fans are awaiting an announcement of a new date and if JJ Abrams will be directing. In a new interview the man himself says that the announcement will be within a month and he also says that they view the sequel as "starting over." Watch the video below

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JJ Abrams: Story Comes First For Star Trek Sequel + Open To Gay Character August 4, 2011

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While doing publicity this week for his upcoming TV shows and Super 8 (which opens this week in the UK and elsewhere in Europe), Star Trek sequel producer (and possible director) JJ Abrams has given an update on script progress, his thoughts on directing and even the notion of gay characters in the next Trek. Details below.

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JJ Abrams: Making Headway On Star Trek Sequel – Resisted Studio Pressure To Rush Before Ready July 28, 2011

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Abrams,CBS/Paramount,Star Trek Into Darkness , comments closed

Now that the Star Trek sequel has been officially delayed, producer (and likely director) JJ Abrams is talking a bit about how the team are finally "making headway" on the project and he also revealed how he resisted pressure from the studio to fast track the film before he felt it was ready.

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JJ Abrams Close To Directing Decision For Star Trek Sequel + Paramount Exercising Cast Options July 27, 2011

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Abrams,CBS/Paramount,Star Trek Into Darkness , comments closed

Another indication has emerged today that Star Trek (2009) producer/director JJ Abrams is moving towards a decision to direct the sequel. A new report details how he and Paramount are beginning to plan ahead, including rescheduling the film and exercising the actor options. Details below.

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Lindelof: Star Trek Now Full Time Job For Himself, Orci, Kurtzman & Abrams + Confirms No Borg (wont say on Khan) July 26, 2011

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Abrams,Lindelof,Orci/Kurtzman,Star Trek Into Darkness , comments closed

Some more Comic Con comments from Star Trek sequel co-writer/producer Damon Lindelof have emerged, talking about the challenge of the sequel and giving an update on JJ Abrams participation in the project. Lindelof also confirmed no Borg for film but wouldn’t say on Khan. All that and more below, including videos. [UPDATED]  

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