Today’s Star Trek movie tidbits has a closer look at that Nero screen image, plus the town of Vulcan finally gets an answer from Paramount. We also have an interesting video with Bob and Alex talking their craft, new info on what is next for the Trek team, some guy painting Spock, and more.
(high res) Nero screen image
In a ‘tidbits’ a couple of weeks ago we pointed to TotalFilm exclusive shot of Nero (Eric Bana) on the USS Enterprise view screen being viewed by Kirk and Spock (Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto). Yesterday Paramount released this image in high resolution allowing a closer look at the viewscreen/window…is that a bit of the Narada on the left?.
Paramount says no to Vulcan premiere
Back in September 2007 we first reported that the little town of Vulcan, Alberta, Canada were angling to be home of the première for the new Star Trek movie. City officials have continued their quest for the last year and a half, but this week they were finally told ‘no.’ According to Vulcan tourism coordinator Danya Dinkins, the problem was logistics, including the fact that Vulcan has no movie theater…hmm that does seem to be a bit of an issue.
What is Vulcan for ‘no’? – the folks in Vulcan, Canada have found out
As for when the real premiere will take place, that has yet to be officially announced. According to sources, Star Trek will go the same route as other big budget films, with a number of gala premieres around the world.
Bob and Alex talk their craft and their backstory
Last summer Star Trek co-writers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman appeared on the Fox Movie Channel show Life After Film School. We previously reported on a clip where they talked about Trek, but now the entire episode is online via Hulu (US only). Check it out below to learn more about Trek’s new scribes including their history, their collaboration with JJ Abrams, and see what advice they have for film students.
Paramount sets Tranformers 3 date (or maybe not) – what about Trek 2?
Yesterday Variety reported that Paramount has July 1st, 2011 for the third Transformers movie. That’s right, they picked a day for another sequel, before the second film (Transformers Revenge of the Fallen) even hits theaters June 24th. However today Transformers director Michael Bay said he is cool for 4th of July weekend, but for 2012. No word yet on if the writers of the first two Transformers movies (and the Star Trek movie), Alex and Bob will be on board. Recently TrekMovie spoke to Orci and Kurtzman about their thoughts on a sequel to Trek. Apparently the studio is already thinking about the follow-up to Trek with the same ‘supreme court,’ but the team don’t want to jinx it. They want to see how the movie fares before getting serious about a follow-up. Paramount recently announced they will be reducing their total annual output and with Iron Man 2 as their big movie for Summer 2010 and (assuming Bay gets his way) Transformers 3 the big movie for 2012, maybe ‘Star Trek 2‘ could be their big Summer 2011 movie.
What’s next for Trek Team?
Besides promotional work, the team that made the new Star Trek movie are pretty much done. So what are they working on next. Most actually have multiple projects in the work in the the last few days some more popped up. Here is a quick summary of new projects from the team.
- Director JJ Abrams will produce (and possibly direct) a heist film based on the true-life robbery of the Antwerp Diamond Center in 2003. [Variety]
- Chris Pine (Kirk) will star in the LA Production of the off-Broadway "Farragut North," about the world of spin in a Presidential campaign [LATimes]
- Karl Urban has signed for the remake of the 70s thriller "And Soon the Darkness" [THR]
We continue our tour of the official foreign langauge versions of the new Star Trek trailer, today en Español. Muy bueno.
Speed painting Spock
Swedish ‘speed artist’ Mishel Samari shows off how you can paint your own Zachary Quinto as Spock Photoshop painting in under 10 minutes.
Thorsten’s Art Gallery – The Enterprise
Thorsten Wulff has been running through the new crew with his ‘Trek Cast As Art’, series, but did you think he would forget the biggest cast member of all? Today he gives the new USS Enterprsie the Roy Lichtensein treatment.