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Star Trek sequel scheduled for May 17, 2013 Release

Discussion in 'Movies' started by Neil Middlemiss, Jan 8, 2010.

  1. TravisR

    TravisR Well-Known Member

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    I hope this is successful so the studios greenlight more board game movies. How great would it be finally see a live action Chutes And Ladders or a Monopoly movie? I hope Ian McKellen plays Uncle Moneybags.
     
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    Movies based on "Monopoly" and "Candyland" are in the planning stages. Ridley Scott is still attached to helm the "Monopoly" flick if memory serves.

    Let's also not forget that Universal's big budget adaptation of "Battleship" hits theaters next summer.
     
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    I thought Clue turned out well enough.
     
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    From that release list, December looks pretty open for at least two more big releases if Man of Steel isn't released.
     
  5. Nelson Au

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    Here's a couple of JJ Abrams quotes from Trekmovie.com which are quoted from other sources:






    And another comment:





     
  6. Chris Will

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    All I ask is that they have at least a completed second draft scripte done before prinicple photography starts. No rush job script to meet a deadling and please don't dare start filming without a script a la Transformers 2. I just hope they take there time to make a good movie to match the first one, even if that means pushing it back to summer 2013.
     
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    ^^^

    Agreed. I'd wait several years in order to have a good-to-excellent film, rather than having a sub-par film which could be rushed.
     
  8. Nelson Au

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    Interesting video out with Nic Meyer at a Star Trek 2 screening this past Friday. Orci and Kurtzman were there too.



    http://trekmovie.com/2011/06/11/watch-nicholas-meyer-talks-about-his-gene-roddenberry-regret/



    He was interviewed and expressed some regrets for how he dealt with Gene Roddenberry's objections to the script's prejudiced attitudes of our hero's towards the Klingons.



    Additionally, a friend mentioned how he was very disappointed with Super 8. And while not conclusive, the film may not be able to hold an audience inspite of it being number 1 so far. I've not seen it, I was curious about it.



    I only mention these 2 things because; 1. If Super 8 isn't as big a success as Paramount hopes, would that alter Paramount's plans for Star Trek and having Abrams direct it? And 2, would Nicolas Meyer be up for another directing gig on Star Trek?



    After the Meyer interview, Orci, Kurtzm and and Lindelof spoke. They spoke quite a bit and reponded to certain issues we have been dicussing about Spock and Kirk:



    http://trekmovie.com/2011/06/11/star-trek-sequel-writers-give-script-update-promise-no-remake-talk-vulcan-arcs-more/




    Here are the quotes Trekmovie posted





    Sorry for the goofy quote marks in the text, not sure why it's doing that.





     
  9. TravisR

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    Super 8 is doing more than well enough that Paramount won't want to drop Abrams from Star Trek 2. According to Box Office Mojo, Super 8 cost $50 million (not counting marketing, etc.) and it's made $37 million already so Paramount will do fine with Super 8.
     
  10. Nelson Au

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    Onto another possible bit of news, trekmovie reports that William Shatner says he will not be appearing in the new Star Trek film.

    http://trekmovie.com/2011/06/18/william-shatner-im-not-in-star-trek-sequel/

    This is a rather unusual statement for him. He's either got inside info, or it's a ploy to get interest in him to be in the film, or he's decided to hang it up and retire from the role.

    Of course, like Sean Connery who doesn't actually have any ownership of the character, he's an actor who played James Bond and decided to no longer portray Bond. Shatner is a little different in that he originated the role on TV and owned the character for 3 years on TV and 7 films. He is Kirk and I think in the public's eyes and my generation, he'll always be Kirk. But perhaps he decided to let it go and move on. That's my guess. The character did die in Generations.

    This is also odd in that the script is not done yet. Though they seem to know what the story is about. And JJ Abrams has discussed the problem of how to get his character into the last film in a way that made sense and fit in the story and was worthy of everyone's time.

    My hope is someday the wrongs of Generations can be corrected and Kirk lives on.

    So what do you guys think, would you like to see Shatner in the film?
     
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    No. I don't want to see Shatner Kirk relegated to minor role, almost useless role. I would rather see him and whoever else from the original cast wants to do it, in their own movie in their own time. Sulu and possibly Chekov would also be retired captains so they could have a three captain, three ship movie saving the universe. Of course now that we have Star Trek reboot they would never greenlight such a project but it sure would be nice.
     
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    I agree that Shatner, or anyone from TOS shouldn't be in the film just to be in it. I think everyone on the production team agrees there has to be a really good reason and that the inclusion could help propel the plot along.

    I thought the idea they had for a Shatner appearance in the 2009 film could have worked. Essentially a voice over at the end of the film.

    But this is the new Star Trek, not my Star Trek. So Shatner or Nimoy didn't need to be in the 2009 film. I guess we'll see what happens.
     
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    I say no as well.

    We've had the "orgin" story for the new actors in the roles and had Nimoy to "bridge the gap" so to speak. No forced cameos from other Star Trek shows are need (no Kahn also IMO); lets let these new guys carry the film(s) on their own new adventures.
     
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    It's official, Star Trek sequel delayed with no release date announced yet. GI Joe sequel to take it's place.
    It's looking more like it won't happen, but I'm being cynical. The writers are super spread out with so many projects, and JJ Abrams isn't bowing to pressure to move ahead. I keep hearing one of Rex Buchmann's posts, in reference to the writers.
    So maybe 2013, I may not care by then. :)
    http://trekmovie.com/2011/07/28/paramount-officially-moves-gi-joe-2-into-star-trek-sequel-summer-2012-spot-no-new-trek-date-yet/
     
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    It will definitely happen - Paramount has exercised the options on the cast, which means money is now involved. The question is whether they want it for the holiday season in 2012 or the summer of 2013.
     
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    According to Lindelof, Abrams just got back from vacation and has basically locked himself in a room with the other three writers in order to get the script finished. Looks like he's probably gonna be directing, too, given the level of intensity I'm getting from all this:
    http://collider.com/damon-lindelof-star-wars-prometheus-star-trek-sequel-comic-con/105191/
    There was a 90-page "scriptment" for Star Trek XII, but it wasn't necessarily 100% where Abrams wanted it to be, so now that Super 8's in the can, all they're focusing on is getting the screenplay polished to within an inch of its life, and working with Scott Chambliss and ILM on designing the sets and VFX to come. The opening sequence they're hinting at for the film sounds awesome.
    Also (and I don't have the link right at hand), Orci just hinted that the lead villain might be female.
     
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    Chuck Anstey wrote (post #51):
    Yes, I can see it now: all three captains rolling onto their respective bridges in their automated wheelchair-rockers. Ooops, Chekoff forgets his teeth. That'd be "the bomb"!
    Nelson Au wrote (post #54):
    {Ahem}, that'd be who, again?
    joshEH wrote (post #56):
    Oh,--{yawn!!!}---and I bet she'll be trying to avenge her dead lover, come hell or high water: Star Trek XII: The Wrath of Connie.
    And for this they get paid millions?!?
     
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    New pics from the set -- Quinto, Saldana, and Cumberbatch:
    http://screenrant.com/star-trek-sequel-set-photos-benedict-cumberbatch-sandy-156299
    Spock vs. Sherlock? It's like some slashfic-writer's dream come true.
    Interesting that Cumberbatch appears to be (A) human, and (B) part of Starfleet.
    I have a feeling Cumberbatch is going to own this film. Could well be the best Trek villain since Ricardo Montalban. The guy has incredible acting chops and presence.
     
  19. Nelson Au

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    I have to admit, being a big TOS fan, I'm not too excited about the new film. I really want to be. The 2009 film turned me off to the idea of this alternate universe.
    The best parts of that first film was Karl Urban and Bruce Greenwood as Pike.
    I'll probably try to see it opening day though.
    I don't know who this actor is playing the villain.
    One site is guessing he's Gary Mitchell! :)
     
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    Get thee to thy local PBS station, tune into Sherlock, and correct that shit, stat. ;)
    Cumberbatch is also playing the role of Smaug in The Hobbit films (alongside his Sherlock co-star, Martin Freeman.)
    Gary Mitchell would be among my top picks for the character too, except that the ongoing, Orci/Kurtzman-supervised Star Trek comic book series has already adapted "Where No Man Has Gone Before" into the new continuity, and the writers have special access to the current ST XII shooting drafts.
    The comics are layering in hints and foreshadowings to the events and characters of the next movie as they progress, so we'll likely be getting some indicator as to Cumberbatch's character's role in the film in the coming months (if not sooner).
     

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