While doing publicity this week for his upcoming TV shows and Super 8 (which opens this week in the UK and elsewhere in Europe), Star Trek sequel producer (and possible director) JJ Abrams has given an update on script progress, his thoughts on directing and even the notion of gay characters in the next Trek. Details below.
Last week Paramount finally acknowledged that the sequel to the 2009 Star Trek movie has been delayed. Paramount did not set a new release date and now co-writer/producers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman say the schedule is still up in the air, but they are already working as fast as they can.
Any cursory glance through the comments here at TrekMovie.com will show that there has been a lot of talk about the Star Trek sequel, with expectations raised now that the film has been delayed. In a new interview co-writer/producers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman talked about how they are feeling that fan pressure. While they are thinking about the fans, they apparently aren’t thinking much about 3-D. More below.
Now that the Star Trek sequel has been officially delayed, producer (and likely director) JJ Abrams is talking a bit about how the team are finally "making headway" on the project and he also revealed how he resisted pressure from the studio to fast track the film before he felt it was ready.
Another indication has emerged today that Star Trek (2009) producer/director JJ Abrams is moving towards a decision to direct the sequel. A new report details how he and Paramount are beginning to plan ahead, including rescheduling the film and exercising the actor options. Details below.
Some more Comic Con comments from Star Trek sequel co-writer/producer Damon Lindelof have emerged, talking about the challenge of the sequel and giving an update on JJ Abrams participation in the project. Lindelof also confirmed no Borg for film but wouldn’t say on Khan. All that and more below, including videos. [UPDATED]
More news on the Star Trek sequel has emerged from SDCC. Co-writer/producers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman say they are now hoping to start shooting January 2012. And for his part, fellow co-writer/producer Damon Lindelof revealed the sequel is "consuming" him currently and the team will not settle for anything that isn’t "mind-blowing". And Star Trek actor John Cho has no idea what is going on. Watch SDCC videos from each below.
TrekMovie has put together some fun Star Trek celeb stuff from Saturday at San Diego Comic Con including photos of Patrick Stewart and video of the crowd singing him happy birthday. Plus Bob Orci reveals the truth about a government conspiracy, and finally video of Zachary Quinto and Damon Lindelof "audition" for Fringe.
It has been reported before that there has been a "soft prep" going on for the Star Trek sequel including some early design work. In a new video interview from Sand Diego Comic Con, co-writer/producer Roberto Orci goes into more detail about this work, including how the USS Enterprise "might change." Watch it below.
Star Trek sequel co-writer/producer Damon Lindelof was at San Diego Comic Con on Thursday to host the Fox panel and to talk about his 2012 Summer movie Prometheus, the sort-of prequel to Alien currently being filmed by Ridley Scott. While in the press room Damon also gave an update on the status of the Trek sequel. A summary of his statements below. [UPDATE: TrekMovie adds more detail on status]
Cowboys & Aliens opens next weekend and to help promote the film director Jon Favreu has been posting a series of interviews with the cast and crew of the film, three of whom are part of Star Trek’s new core creative team. Today he posted his chat with producer/co-writers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman along plus his his chat with co-writer Damon Lindelof. Watch the video interviews below (nothing new about Star Trek, but good insights into the team).
In June Star Trek director JJ Abrams and Star Trek composer Michael Giacchino held a conversation event at the Hammer Museum at UCLA. The full video of this entertaining talk between two long-term collaborators is now online and you can watch the full 90-minute event below.
A few weeks ago as part of their 75th anniversary the Directors Guild of America held a tribute to Steven Spielberg which featured an A-list panel with Star Trek director JJ Abrams and Avatar director James Cameron chatting with Spielberg. Video for that 2-hour discussion is now available online.
The upcoming Star Trek video game is the feature cover story for the latest Game Pro Magazine, which also includes and interview with Star Trek co-writer/producer, where he talks about consequences, canon and more
Star Trek director JJ Abrams first feature film was Mission: Impossible: III in 2006. For the sequel Mission: Impossible: Ghost Protocol (due in December) Abrams is back as a producer and he again brought along Simon Pegg as Benji the IMF tech. And Paramount has just released the first trailer — watch it below.
Want to learn lots about Star Trek producer (& sequel co-writer/producer) Damon Lindelof? Yesterday Damon spent 2 hour & 40 minutes on The Kevin Pollak Chat Show. Amazingly they barely touch on Star Trek, but Lindelof talks about his genesis as a writer, a lot about Lost plus Twitter feuds Cowboys & Aliens, Prometheus, collaborating with JJ Abrams and Ridley Scott, and more.
Today is the 45th birthday of the man (currently) in charge of Star Trek’s future. While we all wait to hear what JJ Abrams has to say about what is next for Star Trek and the planned 2012 feature film sequel, we also wish JJ a big happy birthday.
A new vid has gone viral in the last couple of days, which envisions JJ Abrams next feature film. It is not the Star Trek sequel, but a secret project called "Lens Flare: The Movie." Watch the first "trailer" for this bright new epic below.
JJ Abrams (with Super 8) isn’t the only Star Trek honcho who has teamed up with Steven Spielberg for sci-fi adventure this summer. Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman and Damon Lindelof are the scribes behind the sci-fi western Cowboys & Aliens, coming at the end of July. Watch a new behind the scenes featurette (including Bob and Alex) below. [UPDATE: New trailer added]
Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman and Damon Lindelof have been tasked to shape the story and script for the 2012 Star Trek sequel. In a new exclusive interview with TrekMovie.com the writer/producers talk about the sequel schedule, character development, getting the mix of old and new right, fan patience, and more. Watch the video and read the transcript below.
It turns out there is a new interview with JJ Abrams on his Super 8 tour where he talks about the Star Trek sequel, planned for June 29, 2012. On the Howard Stern Show on Tuesday Abrams got grilled on being spread thin and Abrams admitted the sequel was behind schedule. Read the full exchange below. [UPDATE: More from Abrams on release date and directing from MTV]
Director JJ Abrams has been doing the rounds of media interviews in the last few days to promote his film Super 8. He hasn’t revealed anything new about the Star Trek sequel, but has talked about his process, how he got to know Spielberg, fan feedback and more. Full video (and audio) interviews from The Daily Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live and Fresh Air below.
Following Nick Meyer chat at the LA Times Hero Complex Film Fest it was the turn of Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman, and Damon Lindelof who talked for forty minutes about their 2009 Star Trek movie, and about the 2012 Star Trek sequel. Highlights, quotes and a video clip (with TrekMovie.com shoutout) below.
JJ Abrams Super 8 hits theaters today, and everyone wants to know what is coming next (and when) from Abrams. In a brief comment at the Super 8 premiere, Abrams talked about the ongoing talks with Paramount about the Star Trek sequel shedule and how there should be news "soon." And in other Abrams news, next week he will be moderating panel with Michelle Obama.
On Friday June 10th JJ Abrams follows up his 2009 Star Trek movie with Super 8. With the help of producer Steven Spielberg, Abrams has returned to his own childhood for a mysterious monster movie, which turns out to be an effective coming-of-age story. Find out more in the TrekMovie.com review. [Some Spoilers Ahead]
We have already heard this week from JJ Abrams on how he won’t rush the Star Trek sequel to meet it’s June 29, 2012 release date. Now in a new interview, Abrams talks about Star Trek beyond the next Star Trek movie. We also have a few video clips of Abrams talking about possible delay, lens flares and Super 8.
There is more from JJ Abrams about the Star Trek sequel, with the producer talking about a "cool" story as well as discussing decisions on the release date and his directing of the film, saying it will be "worth the wait." Plus another report adds to speculation that Paramount may already be planning for a delay on the Star Trek sequel. Details on all that below, plus analysis on a new possible release date.
While promoting Super 8 this weekend, JJ Abrams has also been dropping some tidbits about his next project, the Star Trek sequel. The producer (and expected director) says his next Star Trek will not be rushed to meet it release date, and he has also confirmed he will buck the trend and not go 3D. Details below. Abrams also revealed a Star Trek easter egg in Super 8.
Star Trek is finally returning to the world of video games. This morning Paramount announced they are developing a new game for PC, Xbox 360® and PlayStation®3, based on the 2009 Star Trek movie. The story for the game is being developed in collaboration with Star Trek writers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman. Details below.
There has been a lot of talk about the status of the Star Trek sequel and its script in the last few weeks. We are all still waiting for JJ Abrams promised "announcement soon" on the status of the sequel, but we did get a little tidbit today in the form of writers Roberto Orci and Damon Lindelof joining the latest fad…planking.