CBS Picks Up JJ Abrams “Person of Interest” + More TV Pickups & Passes For Star Trek Vets [UDPATE: Shatner Sitcom Canceled] May 14, 2011by Rosario T. Calabria , Filed under: Abrams,Celebrity,Orci/Kurtzman,TNG,TOS,VOY , comments closed
Next week the broadcast and cable networks hold their ‘upfronts,’ their annual presentations to advertisers on pickups and renewals for the 2011/2012 seasons. But news on the 2011-12 shows has already been released and we’re here to provide you with a quick run down related to all the shows picked up, canceled or renewed involving Star Trek vets. [Update: CBS has canceled William Shatner's comedy $#*! My Dad Says + Renewal likely for Hawaii Five-O]
On June 10th director JJ Abrams debuts his follow up to Star Trek, the Steven Spielberg homage/collaboration Super 8. Tonight three new TV spots for the movie debuted. Check them all out below. Plus find out how you can turn your iPhone into a Super 8 camera.Abrams,Celebrity,Orci/Kurtzman,ST09 Cast , comments closed
The cast and crew of the Star Trek movie have been busy this week – on their other projects. Fox has announced some of the dramas they will be picking up for the next season, including JJ Abrams sci-fi show Alcatraz. Fox is also still looking at another show from Star Trek scribes Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman. In addition. Star Trek’s Zachary Quinto is producing his second movie.Abrams,Star Trek Into Darkness , comments closed
Star Trek sequel producer (and possible director) JJ Abrams is currently getting ready to release his new movie Super 8. And Abrams says that after that, he is ready to put his focus onto Star Trek. Details below.
JJ Abrams Sponsoring Young Filmmakers Contest For Super 8 + Talks About Young Actors in Star Trek & Super 8 May 1, 2011by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Abrams,Celebrity,Star Trek (2009 film),Super 8 , comments closed
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.Abrams,Star Trek Into Darkness , comments closed
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.Abrams,Marketing/Promotion,Star Trek (2009 film) , comments closed
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.
JJ Abrams: No Plans To Change Star Trek Sequel Release Date – Still Working On Script March 29, 2011by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Abrams,Star Trek Into Darkness , comments closed
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 belowAbrams,Celebrity,Fringe,Great Links,Orci/Kurtzman , comments closed
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
New Theatrical Trailer For JJ Abrams Super 8 March 11, 2011by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Abrams,Super 8 , comments closed
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.
Bruce Greenwood Cast In ABC Pilot “The River” + Trek Producers Have 5 Pilots In Production March 5, 2011by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Abrams,Celebrity,Orci/Kurtzman,ST09 Cast,Star Trek Into Darkness , comments closed
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.Abrams,Star Trek Into Darkness , comments closed
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.
Star Trek Vet Stromberg Wins Design Academy Award + Photos Of Trek Celebs At Oscar Events February 28, 2011by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Abrams,Awards,Celebrity,ST09 Cast,VOY , comments closed
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.
CBS Orders Pilot For JJ Abrams ‘Persons of Interest’ February 10, 2011by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Abrams,Celebrity , comments closed
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.
J.J. Abrams talks Super 8 + Watch Super Bowl spot February 6, 2011by Rosario T. Calabria , Filed under: Abrams,Sci-Fi,Super 8 , comments closed
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.Abrams,Sci-Fi,Super 8 , comments closed
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.
Anton Yelchin: It Would Be ‘Bizarre’ For Abrams To Not Direct Star Trek Sequel + Bob Orci Soliciting Steven Spielberg To Help Convince Abrams January 23, 2011by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Abrams,Celebrity,Star Trek Into Darkness , comments closed
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.Abrams,Star Trek Into Darkness , comments closed
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.
JJ Abrams: Star Trek Sequel ‘Still Being Worked Out’ December 10, 2010by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Abrams,Star Trek Into Darkness , comments closed
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. .
Rumor Control: Abrams Still Not Confirmed To Direct Star Trek Sequel November 30, 2010by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Abrams,Rumor,Star Trek Into Darkness , comments closed
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.