To promote Super 8, a movie about some 1970s kids who discover something while shooting a movie, Star Trek director JJ Abrams is sponsoring a contest for aspiring (under 18) filmmakers. Watch a video of Abrams explaining how you can get your big break, plus he compares Super 8 and Star Trek actors, and also talks film influences.
Today brings more news on the Star Trek sequel production schedule. A report on Paramount’s planned reboot to the Jack Ryan franchise (which stars Chris Pine) includes an update on how Paramount sees the 2012 Star Trek sequel fitting into their production plans. Details below.
The 2009 Star Trek movie broke some ground with the inclusion of product placement. In Morgan Spurlock’s new documentary opening this weekend, director JJ Abrams defends his use of product placement.
Yesterday we reported that Paramount shuffled around their 2011 production schedule, but was still sticking to their plan to release the Star Trek sequel in the Summer of 2012. Some have wondered if this release date is realistic, but producer (and possible director) JJ Abrams said today there are no plans to change the date. More below
Fringe, the FOX sci-fi show from Star Trek’s JJ Abrams, Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, has been renewed for a fourth season. Despite lower ratings and a move to Friday, Fox is still firmly behind the show, giving it a full season order. Plus Orci and Kurtzman’s other TV show had an extended Star Trek reference on it this week. All the details below
The full theatrical trailer for JJ Abrams new movie Super 8 was just released Friday morning. Paramount has also released an official synopsis for the film, which opens in June. Check it all out below – and yes there are lens flares.
It is pilot seasons in Hollywood, with actors all scrambling for roles. One Star Trek star who has nabbed a big one is Bruce Greenwood, aka Captain (now Admiral) Pike from Star Trek 2009 who has signed on to the ABC drama The River. He is the only star from the new movie lined up for the next TV season, but the Star Trek creative team have a few projects in the pipeline.
In a brief Oscar night red carpet interview Star Trek sequel producer (and possible director) JJ Abrams said he is expecting to read the a script soon and he talked about how he imagines the sequel will expand on the characters. Watch the video below.
While the Oscars were not a big year for Star Trek, one Trek vet, designer Robert Stromberg, picked up an Academy Award. More details below, plus photos of Star Trek vets at Oscar events, including JJ Abrams, Zoe Saldana, William Shatner, and Whoopi Goldberg…plus George Takei with Oscar-winner Colin Firth.
Star Trek producer/director JJ Abrams may be bringing yet another mysterious show to TV. CBS has made a pilot order for Persons of Interest, co-created by JJ Abrams and Jonathan Nolan. Details below.
During the Super Bowl tonight, Paramount released a new TV spot for J.J. Abrams’ “Super 8”. To coincide with its release, Abrams has decided to open up a little bit about the the secretive film. Click over the jump to read what Abrams had to say about the project.
Keeping with tradition, J.J. Abrams’ latest film “Super 8” is veiled in secrecy. The Steven Spielberg-produced project is currently in post-production and the most concrete bit of information we have on it is that it’ll hit theaters on June 10, 2011. Paramount will debut a new teaser trailer during today’s Super Bowl and ahead of its release, an online advertisement has been uncovered. Update: The Super Bowl TV spot has been released. Check it out after the jump.
As previously reported, producer JJ Abrams is awaiting the script for the 2012 Star Trek sequel, before deciding if he will also direct the film. However that isn’t stopping others involved from weighing in. Star Trek’s new Checkov Anton Yelchin says it would be "bizarre" without JJ Abrams in the director’s chair. And co-writer Roberto Orci says he is trying to solicit Steven Spielberg to help convince Abrams.
TrekMovie is back with a quick update on the 2012 Star Trek sequel. Producer JJ Abrams has made some new comments in a couple of interviews that reveals the script is still being worked on, and Paramount wants the film to be in 3D. He also talks about his pending decision whether or not to direct the film. Details below.
Last week Star Trek sequel producer (and possible director) JJ Abrams, along with the new Uhura Zoe Saldana, attended a Children’s Defense Fund event in Los Angeles. Both talked briefly about the Star Trek sequel on the red carpet, with Abrams giving an update on the script. See video and photos below. .
Just a quick update related to an earlier post. An errant line from the LA Times interview with Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman has inspired some to jump the gun with articles saying JJ Abrams has confirmed he will direct the Star Trek sequel, however after checking around, nothing yet has changed on the Abrams directing status.
Today brings another brief comment about the Star Trek sequel from Chris Pine, Star Trek’s new James T. Kirk. In an interview promoting the opening of Unstoppable in the UK, Pine discussed talking about the Star Trek sequel with producer (and possible director) JJ Abrams, who is apparently quite giddy about the movie.
At the premiere of his latest production Morning Glory, JJ Abrams talked a little about his Star Trek sequel, giving an enthusiastic endorsement to the story the writers have come up with…but no details of course. Video and photos from premiere below. Plus in other Abrams news, some are wondering if JJ will return to his TV roots.
Star Trek producer/director JJ Abrams latest series Undercovers has effectively been cancelled by NBC. The network has announced that they will not be picking up any additional episodes after the initial 13 ordered. More details below.
This week brings the premieres of many of fall’s new TV series, including two from the new team behind Star Trek and one from Star Trek’s original Kirk. Monday saw Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman’s Hawaii Five-0 win its time slot, and Wednesday JJ Abrams new show Undercovers premiered with somewhat disappointing ratings, while last night William Shatner’s $#!* My Dad Says scored big.
William Shatner is out promoting his new sitcom $#!* My Dad Say (see our preview from last week). And in a new interview Bill talked a bit bout the new regime at Star Trek, including commenting on the new Kirk, Chris Pine. Excerpts of that below, plus some fun video of Bill from the CBS Late Late Show.
Last week we reported that JJ Abrams had landed an Alcatraz-themed pilot at Fox and was shopping a crime thriller TV pilot as well. Today comes a report that the Star Trek producer/director is also shopping a third pilot for the 2011/2012 seasons: a comedy drama with two veteran Lost actors. More details below.
Star Trek producer/director JJ Abrams, co-creator of Lost, is putting together another mysterious TV series about an island – this time one in the middle of San Francisco Bay. According to the reports, FOX has ordered a pilot from Abrams about the infamous prison Alcatraz.
We all want to know what is up with the Star Trek sequel, which is currently being written. The new special 200th issue of the UK’s SFX Magazine has an extensive section all about Star Trek that includes interviews with JJ Abrams, Roberto Orci, and Alex Kurtzman. They talk sequel possibilities, Khan, Klingons, humor and more. See excerpts below.
Today there are a couple updates on what members of the Star Trek team are doing outside Star Trek (with Steven Spielberg). Trek co-writers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci are working with Steven Spielberg to bring Joe Hill’s "Locke & Key" IDW comic series to the small screen. Plus we have an update on JJ Abrams Super 8, including video of creature artist Neville Page talked Super 8 (and Star Trek).
Star Trek producer/director has added yet another project to the production slate for his Bad Robot Productions. This time he and fellow Star Trek producer Bryan Burk are developing a new thriller based on the teenage kissing party game "Seven minutes in Heaven" but with a twist. Details below.
Heroes Actor Greg Grunberg is a life-long friend of Star Trek producer/director JJ Abrams and has appeared one way or another in almost every JJ Abrams production, including an audio cameo in the 2009 Star Trek movie. Now the actor says he has bigger aspirations for Star Trek’s future.
Time to add another project to the list of things JJ Abrams has on his to do list. Abrams and his Bad Robot Production company are going steam punk. Through Paramount they have picked up the rights to the novel “Boilerplate: History’s Mechanical Marvel”, which is about a Victorian era robot.
Last week Star Trek producer/director JJ Abrams participated in a "Visionaries" panel with Buffy/Dollhouse/Firefly creator Joss Whedon at Comic Con (see TrekMovie panel report). Full video from that event is now available online, check it out below.
Today there was a Geek Summit of sorts with an Entertainment Weekly hosted panel with Joss Whedon and JJ Abrams at San Diego Comic Con. Unfortunately there was no discussion of the Star Trek sequel, but there was news from Whedon on The Avengers, and Abrams confirmed the start date for Super-8 and also said some interesting things about 3-D. More details below and a full report below.