The extras casting agency working on the new Star Trek movie is currently seeking little people for background work on film. They are specifically looking for men and women who are 4’4″ or shorter (age range 18-60, any ethnicity). It is not an open casting (like the one in October), but being done using Hollywood casting notices. The actors are required for shooting in mid-March.
Today Michael Giacchino, the composer of the JJ Abrams Star Trek, has been nominated for an Academy Award for his score of the Disney animated film Ratatouille. The composer has already picked up an Emmy, but this is his first Oscar nomination. He may be following in the footsteps of previous Trek composers Leonard Rosenman, James Horner and Jerry Goldsmith who all have won Oscars.
Chris Pine is taking some time off this week to promote his latest film Bottle Shock at the Sundance Film Festival. This is his first big press exposure since being cast as James T. Kirk in the new Star Trek — and so inevitably he gets asked a lot about it. Pine talks about his role and his predecessor and even though he tried not to reveal any spoilers a couple did slip through (see bottom of article)
EXCLUSIVE: The teaser trailer for the new Star Trek starts off with the face of a rugged welder…and as it turns out he wasn’t just acting! TrekMovie.com spoke to the ‘welder’ actor and got the lowdown on what it was like to shoot the new Trek teaser.
Cloverfield, the monster movie produced by Star Trek producer/director JJ Abrams and Star Trek exec. producer Bryan Burk, scared up over $40 Million in its opening weekend (domestically). This makes it the biggest January opening of all time. The film is also playing strongly in the handful of foreign markets where it has opened so far. All in all the low-budget film has grossed over $50 Million (which means it has already in the black…very rare for an opening weekend).
The Trek teaser is now available (including HD) at the new official site…GO!.
The story of the week is the new Star Trek teaser trailer. And the discussion of the week is that it is built on land (and not space). TrekMovie.com has now learned how it all started.
Dr. Randy Pausch is a highly respected and honored professor of Computer Science and co-founder of the Entertainment Technology Center at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA. He is also a Trek fan. In November Dr. Pausch was offered a role to be in the new Star Trek movie, and it all started with a very special lecture he gave two months earlier.
Hey kids…want to hang out with the new Star Trek movie? Well it now has its own Facebook page.
EXCLUSIVE: The first teaser trailer for Star Trek (showing now with Clovefield) may be the biggest thing to hit Trek in years and has sparked quite a bit of interest and even some controversy. TrekMovie.com has conducted a ‘post game interview’ with Star Trek co-writer and executive producer Roberto Orci to help sort it all out. Orci talks about JFK, Nimoy, Earth vs. space construction, the new Trek ‘Supreme Court,’ and more….read below.
“Star Trek The Tour” kicked off Thursday with a press conference and gala party…and TrekMovie.com was there.
On a number of occasions over 2007 TrekMovie.com had to debunk rumors that Tom Cruise would appear in the new Star Trek. At one point he was to be the villain, then Pike, then just a cameo (all not going to happen), but that doesn’t mean he can’t board the Enterprise. Cruise is currently finishing up reshoots for his newest outing, the WW2 film Valkyrie, but found time to visit his pal JJ Abrams on the set of Star Trek.
The first teaser for J.J. Abrams ‘Star Trek’ film has been released
JJ Abrams called into the the Adam Carolla Show on Thursday morning to talk Cloverfield and Star Trek. In the interview Abrams joked you might need Dramamine to deal with Cloverfield’s shaky cam style. He also talked about the origin of the film title. Regarding Trek he discussed why Shatner has not been cast and how he is approaching the new Star Trek film. Details and audio below.
AOL/Moviephone has got the exclusive on the first glimps of the USS Enterprise from the new Star Trek.
Starting Friday many Trekkies will be heading to the theaters to see the new Star Trek trailer playing with Cloverfield. However, you just might want to stay and check out the overly-hyped but thoroughly entertaining JJ Abrams-produced monster movie. Review below contains some spoilers
JJ Abrams brought his new Trek crew to the premiere of Cloverfield on Wednesday.
Star Trek The Tour opens up to the public in Long Beach this Friday, but TrekMovie.com had a chance to check out an early preview. See below for pictures and video
The official Paramount site for Star Trek just went online a few minutes ago.
EXCLUSIVE: It has been almost seven years since Star Trek Voyager returned home and went off the air, but just recently Tim Russ (Tuvok) is having a bit of a Trek renaissance. He directed (and appears in) the new independent mini-series Of Gods and Men. Plus he has a starring role as Tuvok in the centerpiece multimedia experience for Star Trek The Tour. Russ talked to TrekMovie.com about his latest Trek work as well as some other projects going on for the busy actor/director.
The teaser trailer for the new Star Trek will be appearing on the big screen this Friday in front of Cloverfield. A description of the trailer has shown up at HollywoodChicago.com. TrekMovie.com has confirmed that the description is “pretty close” to the final. See below for more (spoilers)
Details Magazine has a new interesting interview with William Shatner where he talks about living out of his car after his run on Star Trek The Original Series, dealing with the death of his wife and (of course) what he thinks of JJ Abrams new moive (and his lack of involvement). Plus in a new video Bill talks about what keeps him going and what is next for the Shat.
TrekMovie.com has learned of another actor appearing in the new Star Trek film. Newcomer Jeffery Hauser was cast in the film in early October and his scenes were shot the following month. Hauser tells TrekMovie.com his is a small speaking role consisting of just few lines. Star Trek is the 23 year-old actor’s first big break in a feature film and it has turned him into a bit of a Trekkie.
For the last few months there have been mounting troubles at Perpetual Entertainment, the company making the “Star Trek Online” MMORPG, and now it appears that it has finally come to a head. TrekMovie.com has learned from a source that after failing to secure additional financing the company has stopped development on the game. However, all hope is not lost.
It’s a special three-week edition of This Week in Trek, bringing you much movie news, Walter Koenig’s son’s scuffle with the law, a prison visit from a Trek movie actor, a symphony with Sulu, a newborn goat with a familiar name, and much more.
It’s been at least a couple weeks since we heard anything from Zachary Quinto, so let’s rectify that some excerpts from an interview (seemingly conducted before Star Trek film began filming) in the new issue of the official Heroes magazine. The actor discusses what drew him to the role of Spock, the negotiation and makeup process, his relationship with Leonard Nimoy and a hypothetical battle between Spock and Sylar.
In a new interview Leonard Nimoy talks about photography, aging and Trek. The 76 year old actor/director/photographer tells Hossli.com that he thinks about death and has even set up a clock that runs backward which tells him how much time he has left. He also feels that the new Star Trek will ‘revitalize’ the Trek franchise.