This weekend fans of Karl Urban will be able to see him in the action comedy Red. The actor is still out promoting the film, and he continues to talk a bit about Star Trek. Below we have compiled clips and excerpts of Urban talking Trek and more, plus a new trailer for yet another film with Urban coming out later this year.
Urban planning to have fun with Trek next year + says Bones role changed career
Karl is out promoting the action comedy Red, which opens this weekend. Here is a clip of him on Extra talking about the film, Dredd and returning to Star Trek, confirming again that shooting is planned for "mid next year", and he once again calls the team behind the film "a bunch of Einsteins" going on to say "they are going to create something special". The actor says he doesn’t know what is in store for his character of McCoy but he expects it to be "a lot of fun.’
Urban also made a similar statement to Newsarama when asked if he was nervous about the second Star Trek film. The actor replied:
I think it would be dangerous for anybody to take their eye off the ball. While we had a huge amount of fun making ‘Star Trek’, we were also hyper focused on what we were doing. But I have a huge degree of confidence in J.J. and the writers. I think they’re like a bunch of geniuses making it together so I know they will cook up something special.
In an interview with TulsaWorld, the actor talked about how Star Trek has changed his career, but even he can’t get secrets out of JJ Abrams. Here is an excerpt from the interview:
“I have no doubt that some people perceived me as just being simply an action guy, but playing ‘Bones’ went a long way toward convincing them otherwise,” he said. “I can judge that by the number of offers and how often the phone rings since ‘Star Trek’ came out.”
Urban offers no details on the “Star Trek” sequel planned for 2012 other than to say that shooting begins sometime next year. “Prying information out of (“Trek” director) J.J. Abrams is a difficult task, but I’m really looking forward to climbing aboard the Enterprise again,” Urban said.
Karl was also the guest this week on Jimmy Kimmel Live along with Red co-star Bruce Willis. He didn’t talk Trek, but here is the video anyway (including a clip of him fighting Willis in Red).
And here is Karl on G4’s Attack of the Show talking more about Red and giving some details on Dredd as well.
Trailer for Urban’s "And Soon The Darkness"
A while back Karl Urban shot a low budget remake of the horror film And Soon The Darkness. The film is now slated for release on December 17th in limited release, and then on DVD and Blu-ray December 28th. Here is the new trailer.