Posts Tagged ‘ upcoming movies ’

No One Ever Offered Shatner A ‘Star Trek XI’ Role

Sep 21st, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Science Fiction

In a story that doesn’t seem to ever want to die, William Shatner responded to a report from last week from “Star Trek XI” director J.J. Abrams explaining why the Capt. Kirk actor was out of the film. Shatner said that while he is a big fan of Abrams, the truth was, no one ever offered him any kind of role in the film.



Abrams Talks Challenge Of Keeping Star Trek From Turning Into Parody

Sep 20th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Science Fiction

In a light-hearted interview for BBC Radio 1, JJ Abrams talks about Fringe, Cloverfield, Lost, and yes…Star Trek. The Star Trek director reveals some new things about the film and goes into more about how he is trying to ensure the film does not become a sequel to Galaxy Quest (not that there is anything wrong with that).



Kevin Smith: Star Trek (Almost) As Good As Dark Knight

Sep 20th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Science Fiction

As we reported a few weeks ago, Kevin Smith got an early preview of a rough cut of JJ Abrams’ Star Trek and gave it a good review (twice). Now in a new interview, the Clerks director compares this year’s mega-hit The Dark Knight to Star Trek and Watchmen (which he has also seen months ahead of the rest of the world).



Jude Law in talks for ‘Sherlock’

Sep 20th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Movies

Jude Law is negotiating to join Robert Downey Jr. in “Sherlock Holmes,” the drama that Guy Ritchie will direct for Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow Pictures. Law is expected to close a deal shortly to play Watson, the super-sleuth’s sidekick.



Kurtzman & Orci Compare New Star Trek To Wrath Of Khan

Sep 17th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Science Fiction

The thriller ‘Eagle Eye’, produced by ‘Star Trek’ co-writers Robert Orci and Alex Kurtzman, hits theaters next weekend and in a new interview promoting the film, the pair were asked what past Trek film they thought their new ‘Star Trek’ was most like, and when pressed they talked about ‘Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan’.



Blindness’ Moore Has Only POV

Sep 12th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Science Fiction

Julianne Moore, who stars as the only sighted person in Fernando Meirelles’ SF movie ‘Blindness’, told SCI FI Wire that she was daunted by the role, which tells the story from her character’s point of view. Literally.



Abrams: We Had A Scene For Shatner

Sep 9th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Science Fiction

Today the latest wrinkle in the never-ending ‘Shatner in Star Trek‘ saga has been revealed. In a new interview with AMC, Star Trek director JJ Abrams reveals that there was a ‘flashback’ scene written for Shatner, but it “didn’t feel right.” Abrams also talked more about his approach to fan feedback.



Nicole de Boer - Ready For More Trek

Sep 7th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Science Fiction

This weekend Nicole de Boer (Deep Space Nine: Ezri Dax) became the latest Trek veteran to jump through to the ‘Gate’ franchise, appearing in Stargate Atlantis. In a new interview with Gateworld the actress talks about the experience as well as her thoughts on her time on Deep Space Nine, and the new Star Trek movie.



New ‘Twilight’ Trailers Here!

Sep 6th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Science Fiction

Summit Entertainment has released new teaser trailers for its upcoming vampire movie Twilight, based on the hit series of young-adult novels by Stephenie Meyer. Twilight, starring Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, opens in the United States on Nov. 21.



Columbia calls up new ‘Ghostbusters’

Sep 5th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Movies

Columbia Pictures has set “The Office” co-exec producers Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky to write a script for a new ‘Ghostbusters’ film designed to bring back together the original cast of Harold Ramis, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Ernie Hudson.