J.J. Abrams' Star Trek is Nearly Finished and Ready to Go!
Imagine this - a mere 10 months ago, Paramount was planning to unveil J.J. Abrams' Star Trek in theaters tomorrow. Yep, the original stardate was December 25th, 2008. Thankfully they made a very smart decision to move it to May 8th next summer, but Abrams and crew have kept their same scheduled and have finished the movie as originally planned. Abrams updated fans via Facebook saying that "we're just making final tweaks to the movie -- we should be totally locked next week." It's a relief to know that Abrams wasn't rushed to finish this, like most big summer releases, and that he took his time to perfect it.
For those of you scoundrels who think that it'll end up pirated, guess again! "We're going to flash-freeze it so it's totally fresh for you in May." Just like Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, which was also finished recently and frozen, Paramount putting the final film in a vault that won't be opened until April. "I can't wait for you to see the movie. The cast is awesome. The action and effects pushed the stunt team and ILM beyond their limits. I'm so grateful to this cast and crew -- and to all of you for your interest and patience," Abrams says. Now we just have to wait another 5 more months - I'm sure it'll be worth it!
Reader Feedback - 17 Comments
I cant wait, this movie will rock, although I'd rather see Avatar
Scott McHenry on Dec 24, 2008
I predict that the REBOOT of the Star Trek franchise will crash and burn. You can't make a good movie just by making it look pretty. Im always looking to be proven wrong but in this case i dont thing it will happen
Chris on Dec 24, 2008
Upon looking at another adalescent cast suprised of a known experienced actor as the villian i am only reminded of the true and utter crap that was The latest instalment of Superman. But it has shaun of the dead and harold without kumar. shouldnt they pull you in. no they dont, because lets face it, harold aside, shuauny dead is hillarious but how much screen time did scottie ever get, oh yeah practically none. look, i am far from saying that i want this film to fail. what i am saying is that the Tiger Beat casted youngsters dont pull me in even slightly. What, i just turned twenty one and i am the star ship captain and here is my Spock. Even in the photos their Spock choice looks talentless. Every time i see him the only look he appears to be pulling off is constipated. The child actor format has played its course. these parts were disigned for men and women who could bring a sense of strength to the role. as of late all i see is a cast of boys and girls trying for a sense of the over emotional. Success? possible but only due to the massive fan base that already exists. Quality? eye cany, sure, but story line and acting i predict failure.
FRANK on Dec 24, 2008
lol..great..i love crap ass movies....like it...I just watch 10 mins..then I turn the shit off
BaDGuY on Dec 24, 2008
So.... this is a spin-off to heroes? Why is Sylar in here?
Oranges on Dec 24, 2008
For not seeing an episode of STAR TREK in my life or care to, they are doing a pretty good job making me intrested.
Ryan on Dec 25, 2008
as for the young actor comments, isn't this the early years of their lives right after starfleet academy?
Ariel on Dec 25, 2008
Sorry, guys. I've been around for 40+ years of Star Trek TV shows, movies, originals, next gen, whatever, and I have loved many of them, but... there are only so many ways to remix the same thing. This movie, no matter who's in in front of or behind the camera, is just more Star Trek. That well went dry a long time ago.
zubzwank on Dec 26, 2008
glad to see I am with the majority opinion on this one...I think #4 put in best perspective...the only thing he left out is St.JJ's fetish for teenaged boys....simply another monumental waste of $$$....
cornholio_by_the_sea on Dec 26, 2008
Ya know, it's SO EASY to get attention when your message is hyper-negative (one of the perks of being a critic). In my world, JJ Abrams is a waaay thrilling filmmaker and I believe his Trek will lend new life to the franchise. I therefore intend to boldly go where I have so often gone before. But this time, I'll get to watch Abrams makes it so.
Robert on Dec 26, 2008
I think that this film has potential. Since the anouncement of this new Star Trek, i have bought and watched some of the old Star Trek movies. The old ones were interesting but nothing more and nothing less. The new one looks cool and feels cool. I am really looking forward for it.
Markus on Dec 27, 2008
I was looking forward to this - A lot of my favourites were supposed to be in this. This is not the Star Trek remix that was talked about and originally cast 18 months ago! No Wugo Weaving (Klingon Capt) No Richard Gere (Starfleet Admiral) No Bill Shatner (aged Kirk, pre-nexus) No Steve Innes (Capt Chris Pike) No Russell Crowe (Federation Leader) No Dale.A. Dye. (Federation Military) No Anthony LaPaglia (Starship capt). What happened? Apart from Quinto, Pegg, Bana and Ryder I don't really recognise any of the rest. They must have come cheaper.
Richard on Dec 29, 2008
Hmm, Shatner, Gere, Weaving, Crowe, Innes, La Paglia and Dye would have ROCKED!!!! Still, I like Winona Ryder, as well as Qiunto, Pegg, Bana and with Leonard Nimoy it should balance out well. Anyone know if it is true that Sam Worthington was offerd a role, accepted it and then quit when he took on Avatar? If it's true then what a DICK for wasting peoples time. Aussie actors are getting more and more arrogant.
Sam on Jan 7, 2009
Worthington, Innes, Crowe, La Paglia, Bana, Weaving. Bunch of Australian imports as usual, snapping up good roles from those who live here. Are these guys working cheaper or what?
Thomas on Jan 16, 2009
I never heard of sam Worthington until recently. I have no idea who Steve Innes is or where he is from. And technically, Crowe is no Aussie. He is a Kiwi, New Zealand born.
Liam on Jan 21, 2009
Too many aussies in an inherently American film.
Malcolm on Jul 28, 2009
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