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Starring: Zachary Quinto, Leonard Nimoy, Anton Yelchin, Zoe Saldana
Directed by: J.J. Abrams
Opening Date: May 8, 2009
creators-writers-producers J.J. Abrams, Damon Lindelof and Bryan Burk are
bringing an 11th instalment of the popular Star
Trek franchise to the big screen. Burk, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci
will executive produce.
movie will be a complete reboot of the franchise, going back to the
original 1960s television shows with “new” actors such as Simon Pegg (Shaun
of the Dead) playing old, familiar characters such as Scotty.
Leonard Nimoy is back however, which means that he’d
probably play an older Spock and that the story would perhaps be told in flashback
mode, chronicling how Spock and Kirk met and their very first adventure
Either that or the Internet rumors
are right that the secretly guarded plot
actually involves an older Spock who travels
back in time to prevent a group of Romulans (led by
Nero, played by Bana) from interfering in the past and
irreparably damaging the timeline in the process.
To do so he must enlist the help of his younger self (Zachary Quinto, psycho bad guy Sylar from
After a gazillion Star Trek
movies and TV shows (not to mention the shows which unashamedly stole from
Trek such as Babylon 5 and
StarGate - Atlantis)
the question remains: will Lost / Alias supremo J.J. Abrams have anything
new to add to Gene Roddenberry’s universe? Time will tell, but considering
what Abrams brought to Mission: Impossible with number III
in that franchise, we’re not all that excited here to be honest . . .
The movie also has an impossible task: to attract
newbies to cinemas without alienating long-time trekkies who are already
grumbling about that first trailer. The upcoming movie, long-time fans
say, seems to ask the pressing question
if James T. Kirk was more like Anakin Skywalker?”
The point is that the box office success of this
Trek excursion will probably determine the fate of the entire
franchise . . .