Tag Archives: J.J. Abrams

Report: Kevin Smith has already seen “Star Trek XI” early and reviewed it…

Film maker Kevin Smith who’s made many of the Jay and Silent Bob movies has seen “Star Trek XI” early, it was a personal invite by JJ Abrams to give him a private screening before it’s official release.

Smith reviewed it by saying “It’s a really strong” film, he says that Chris Pine who portrays the young Captain Kirk really stoled the show. He thinks the Chris Pine role will keep audiences glued to him. He also commented on Zoe Saldana being a perfect actress choice for a young Uhura.

MTV Movies Blog reports:

http://moviesblog.mtv.com/2008/09/10/exclusive-kevin-smiths-star-trek-review-says-chris-pines-kirk-is-a-star-making-performance/

Yep, I too have a feeling that Chris Pine will be the next big male star that ladies are going to drool over. Chris Pine is an actor that no one has ever heard of and this film will get him the mainstream recognition. The Star Trek reboot will also give the Star Trek franchise known in the mainstream again because Star Trek has always been underrated and underappreciated. I’m sure this movie will be a box office smash and will do well. The Star Trek franchise deserves to get more recognition.

I know Star Trek isn’t for everyone, but it should be. I know for those who aren’t into Star Trek may think it’s lame and boring, but that’s because you probably don’t understand their storytelling and you’re probably not into science fiction that much. I was never really into “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” or “Star Trek: Enterprise”, but I do like the original Trek, The Next Generation, and “Star Trek: Voyager” was really good too.

I really think the new Star Trek XI movie will bring in new Star Trek fans, it will bring in people who aren’t even into the series at all and they’ll become new fans later.

Kev

Report: JJ Abrams explains why no William Shatner for Star Trek XI…

The “Star Trek” XI helmer JJ Abrams finally opens up on the real reason why William Shatner will not appear in the new upcoming Star Trek film to reprise his role as the adult James T. Kirk. The young James T. Kirk is played by Chris Pine.

JJ said he and the film makers has written a short cameo for Shatner in a quick flashback scene, but Shatner did not want a cameo. He wanted to be in throughout the entire film and be the leading role, he also wanted the film to be about the adult Captain Kirk. The film makers had already planned that they wanted the cast focused on the younger generation of Trek.

Plus, Captain James T. Kirk died at the end of “Star Trek: Generations” and they couldn’t come up with any possible way to bring the character back to life, so they just moved on without the adult Kirk. The adult Spock will be in the new Trek movie, but not Kirk.

More on it here:

http://www.joblo.com/jj-explains-no-shatner

While I’m sure everyone wants to see William Shatner back in the new Star Trek movie, I would agree that it’s a good idea to keep Kirk out. I want to see the adult Spock played by Leonard Nimoy be the star here without William Shatner hogging the spotlight. The movie will do fine in box office without William Shatner. Spock still being played by Nimoy is all we need.

I mean, it wasn’t easy for the writers to figure out how to bring Spock back to life to make the character return in “Star Trek III: The Search For Spock”, the same it would be for Captain Kirk. There’s no sense of wasting years and years of hard work trying to figure out ways to bring Kirk back. So the writers of the new Trek movie had no choice but to move on without the adult Kirk and just focus on the young one.

Kev

Report: J.J. Abrams to shake up theater audiences for new “Earthquake” film…

The young J.J. Abrams have already announced his next project after he’s finished with the new “Star Trek” film. J.J. is in the works of a script for a disaster film about “Earthquakes”. This is not a remake of the 1974 film “Earthquake”, J.J.’s version will be an original story. He is writing the movie with original “Omen” writer David Seltzer. The synopsis and title for J.J.’s “Earthquake” is being kept underwraps but J.J. only plans to produce this film, there are no plans of J.J. directing it himself.

The Hollywood Reporter reports:

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/news/e3id0839a35f93f47843344c50ce10b919e

I have mixed feelings about this new “Earthquake” movie. It could turn out good with sounds and special effects but I don’t know. It’s too early to judge at this moment.

Kev

Report: J.J. Abrams shows private screening of “Star Trek” to Paramount Pictures…

J.J. Abrams has just wrapped up and finished filming the new “Star Trek” movie, scheduled to release in theaters May of 2009. J.J. Abrams showed a private screening of the film to Paramount Pictures execs and officials of the company only. Paramount says that the film is very impressive and very good. J.J. just needs to finish the last finishing touches of the film and then he’s done with it completely.

The next step is that Paramount is working on it’s first theaterical trailer of the film. A trailer of “Star Trek” with actual footage from the film, not another teaser. The teaser trailer for “Star Trek” was attached to the film “Cloverfield”.

More on it here:

http://trekmovie.com/2008/08/04/first-cut-of-star-trek-complete-paramount-preview-goes-well/

Man, I can’t wait for this new Star Trek film. I just wish it wasn’t so far ahead in the release date. I’m itching to see it asap!

Kev

NEW: Star Trek XI official movie poster released!!!

The official Star Trek XI movie poster has just been released. The new Star Trek movie being directed by J.J. Abrams.

On the poster you see the new villain Nero (which is played by actor Eric Bana), Zoe Saldana as Uhura, Zachary Quinto as Spock and Chris Pine as Kirk.

I love the look on the young Spock and the young Uhura, but I don’t like the young Kirk. Chris Pine looks nothing like the young Kirk from the original TV series.

Other than that, the movie is looking great so far and can’t wait to see this.

Kev

NEW: Star Trek XI official movie poster released!!!

The official Star Trek XI movie poster has just been released. The new Star Trek movie being directed by J.J. Abrams.

On the poster you see the new villain Nero (which is played by actor Eric Bana), Zoe Saldana as Uhura, Zachary Quinto as Spock and Chris Pine as Kirk.

I love the look on the young Spock and the young Uhura, but I don’t like the young Kirk. Chris Pine looks nothing like the young Kirk from the original TV series.

Other than that, the movie is looking great so far and can’t wait to see this.

Kev