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Star Trek: was Cumberbatch supposed to be Gary Mitchell?

27 July 2016 7:54 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Ryan Lambie Jul 28, 2016

Was Benedict Cumberbatch originally going to play a different villain in Star Trek Into Darkness? Ryan looks at the clues...

Nb: The following contains spoilers for Star Trek Into Darkness.

It was among the worst-kept movie secrets of 2013: the identity of Benedict Cumberbatch's villain in Star Trek Into Darkness. Long before the movie's release, speculation had swirled around the character's anonymous-sounding name: John Harrison. Clearly, fans realised, it was a cover for something far more dramatic.

Wasn't it more likely that Cumberbatch was actually lined up to play a recognisable character from the Star Trek canon? Some suggested Harrison might actually be Charlie Evans, the sinister teenage boy with psychic powers who terrorised the Enterprise in the second ever Original Series episode, Charlie X. Others suggested Cumberbatch might be taking on the role of Khan Noonien Singh, a character first introduced in series one's Space Seed. »

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‘Star Trek Beyond’ Director Justin Lin Finds the Human in the Epic

22 July 2016 8:15 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Justin Lin didn’t realize he was a Trekkie until J.J. Abrams called him out of the blue. Between a Thursday phone call and what ended up a Monday meeting, Lin had dinner with his family, who had emigrated from Taiwan to run an Anaheim grocery store when he was 8 years old. That’s when it hit him that between age 8 and 18 he had grown up with Gene Roddenberry’s “Star Trek” TV series. It was embedded deep inside him.

 

Lin had turned away from directing the seventh installment of the “Fast and Furious” franchise, which grew from 3-6 with worldwide grosses of $158 million for “Tokyo Drift,” $363 million for “Fast & Furious” and $626 million for “Fast Five” to $789 million for “Fast & Furious 6.” (James Wan continued the trajectory when the seventh film earned $1.52 billion.) He was producing and directing TV (“Community,” the “Scorpion” pilot and “True Detective”) and exploring production in China, »

- Anne Thompson

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‘Star Trek Beyond’ Director Justin Lin Finds the Human in the Epic

22 July 2016 8:15 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Justin Lin didn’t realize he was a Trekkie until J.J. Abrams called him out of the blue. Between a Thursday phone call and what ended up a Monday meeting, Lin had dinner with his family, who had emigrated from Taiwan to run an Anaheim grocery store when he was 8 years old. That’s when it hit him that between age 8 and 18 he had grown up with Gene Roddenberry’s “Star Trek” TV series. It was embedded deep inside him.

 

Lin had turned away from directing the seventh installment of the “Fast and Furious” franchise, which grew from 3-6 with worldwide grosses of $158 million for “Tokyo Drift,” $363 million for “Fast & Furious” and $626 million for “Fast Five” to $789 million for “Fast & Furious 6.” (James Wan continued the trajectory when the seventh film earned $1.52 billion.) He was producing and directing TV (“Community,” the “Scorpion” pilot and “True Detective”) and exploring production in China, »

- Anne Thompson

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'Star Trek Beyond' Beams Into Theaters Alongside 'Ice Age 5' and 'Lights Out'

21 July 2016 2:42 PM, PDT | Box Office Mojo | See recent BoxOfficeMojo.com news »

Two more sequels arrive this weekend and, like several sequels this year, both are looking to underperform when compared to the previous installment in their respective franchises. Star Trek Beyond and Ice Age: Collision Course represent the 21st and 22nd wide release sequels this year after only four (Finding Dory, Captain America: Civil War, The Purge: Election Year and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice) have been able to outperform their franchise predecessor at the domestic box office. Also opening this weekend is the new PG-13 thriller Lights Out from producer James Wan as well as the moderate roll out of Fox Searchlight's Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie while Hillary's America expands nationwide into over 1,200 theaters. Targeting a first place finish is Star Trek Beyond, the third film in the rebooted franchise and the first with someone other than J.J. Abrams at the helm. Those duties fell on the shoulders of »

- Brad Brevet <mail@boxofficemojo.com>

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“Star Trek Beyond” is a rare success for the 2016 summer movie season

21 July 2016 12:19 PM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

It hasn’t been a particularly great summer movie season, I think we can all agree with that sentiment. Outside of a small handful of releases, it has been one disappointment after the next. This week, however, things pick up with the emergence of Star Trek Beyond, a sequel that not only manages to improve on what came before it, but really fits in with the entire franchise so far to date. It was very impressive what this film does, without ever really calling attention to itself. I suspect it’s going to be a pretty big hit, and rightly so, as it’s a high quality effort. The sequel picks up a while after the events of Star Trek into Darkness (itself taking place a bit after Star Trek). The crew of the Enterprise, led by Captain James T. Kirk (Chris Pine), is in the middle of a five »

- Joey Magidson

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Justin Lin interview: Star Trek Beyond, Mc Hammer

21 July 2016 10:08 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Ryan Lambie Jul 22, 2016

As Star Trek Beyond launches in the UK, we talk to its director about making the sequel and how Mc Hammer helped his career...

Director Justin Lin has come a long way since his debut feature, Better Luck Tomorrow in 2002. Taking on the ailing Fast & Furious franchise with Tokyo Drift in 2006, he managed to transform it into an unlikely multiplex behemoth, with each sequel outperforming the last since Fast & Furious in 2009. Lin's reputation is such that he's been given the keys to the Star Trek franchise, taking over from Roberto Orci (who in turn took over from Jj Abrams) during Star Trek Beyond's turbulent pre-production.

We caught up with Mr Lin next to a bowl of fruit in a plush hotel room, where we picked his brains about gravity-defying cinematography, his thougths on the longevity of the Trek franchise, and why his career owes a debt »

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Star Trek: Insurrection - revisiting Star Trek 9

20 July 2016 8:43 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Alex Carter Jul 27, 2016

From the highs of Star Trek: First Contact, why did Star Trek: Insurrection become the most forgotten Trek movie?

“Ok, ok, so First Contact was a major box office and critical success, but it would have been so much better had all those great space battles been replaced with Riker having a shave in the bath.”

Said someone, somewhere, presumably.

Star Trek: Insurrection was the great hope for the franchise. The lessons learned from past failures. No more interference from the studio. Just put the right people in the right place and let them do their thing. It worked for Khan, it worked for First Contact, so it should work for Insurrection. Right?

No.

Star Trek: Insurrection stands in the unusual position of being a film that would have benefited enormously from executive meddling. If one voice had spoken up and said “this film has problems”, perhaps »

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Abrams Explains Why Shatner Will Likely Never Appear In New 'Star Trek' Films

20 July 2016 7:24 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

If you're a regular peruser of internet rumors, you'll recall that there were was a lot of intense chatter at the start of Star Trek Beyond's development that then-directer Roberto Orci had incorporated that original James T. Kirk in the script. The word on the street was that William Shatner himself would be pulling a Leonard Nimoy by reprising his iconic Star Trek character in the third film of the rebooted series. Back then, things were very different. For starters, the film hadn't yet been titled. The production was somewhat in "scramble" mode, as J.J. Abrams had opted to do Star Wars: Episode VII instead of Star Trek III. And, as was mentioned, Roberto Orci was set to make his feature directing debut with the film.

Along the way, things evolved. Orci exited, Justin Lin stepped in, Simon Pegg and Doug Jung took Orci's script and did an extensive rewrite, »

- Mario-Francisco Robles

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Van Helsing Remake Is Inspired by Mad Max Says Writer

19 July 2016 12:13 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Earlier this month, production began on Universal's The Mummy reboot, which will be the first full-fledged adventure in Universal's monster universe. We got our first glimpse at this unique world in a post credit sequence for 2014's Dracula Untold, where Luke Evans' title character is transported to present day. But, aside from The Mummy, we don't know which project is next in this sprawling universe. One of the movies being included is Van Helsing, and today we have some new details from writer Eric Heisserer.

Eric Heisserer came aboard to write the script alongside The Mummy writer Jon Spaihts back in November, but the project still doesn't have a director yet and there is very little we know about the story. Eric Heisserer recently spoke with Hitfix, while promoting the new thriller Lights Out, which he co-wrote, where he revealed that this version of Van Helsing was inspired by another iconic character. »

- MovieWeb

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Paramount Resurrects Rejected Script For 'Star Trek 4'

18 July 2016 10:54 PM, PDT | AirlockAlpha.com | See recent Airlock Alpha news »

If you were a little surprised that J.J. Abrams revealed the script for "Star Trek 4" already is written, you wouldn't be alone. Especially since "Star Trek: Beyond" which debuts this weekend had a script in the works almost up until it was time to go in front of the cameras.But there's a reason why Abrams and his team were able to plan ahead, however. Because "Star Trek 4" was supposed to be "Star Trek 3."Paramount officially announced the next film Monday throughStarTrek.com, and added one small caveat: The script will be written by J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay.Those names might sound familiar, and they should. Payne and McKay were the writers attached to "Star Trek 3" when Roberto Orci was still directing. It was reported to be a time-travel romp that Paramount ultimately rejected because, »

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Final Star Trek Beyond Trailer Brings Big Fun and Lots of Action

18 July 2016 3:44 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Earlier today, Paramount confirmed that it is moving forward with a sequel to Star Trek Beyond, which will bring back Chris Hemsworth as George Kirk, the late father of Chris Pine's Captain James Tiberius Kirk. The news comes just four days before Star Trek Beyond hits theaters, and to get fans ready for this highly-anticipated sequel, Paramount Pictures has debuted a final trailer. As you can see in the video below, this trailer puts the focus on fun, as the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise comes together for another thrilling mission.

The final trailer debuted on Facebook earlier today, which opens with Captain Kirk (Chris Pine) asking Sulu (John Cho if he can fly the U.S.S. Enterprise, with Sulu soon proving that he can. The Sulu character has become quite controversial recently, after it was revealed that this character will now be portrayed as homosexual »

- MovieWeb

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Star Trek Beyond TV Spot Sends a Warning from Krall

17 July 2016 3:37 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

In just five short days, Star Trek Beyond will hit theaters, and it has already gotten plenty of high praise in early reactions from several of the nation's critics. Of course, we'll have to wait until July 22 to find out how fans across the world respond to this sequel, but to get everyone read for this release, a new TV spot has debuted, which features Idris Elba as the villainous Krall. However, this video features a much different look at this character.

We have previously seen Krall in a number of trailers and and other pieces of footage, but this TV spot reveals Krall offering a warning, that the Federation may never see him again, but if they do, they should "be ready." The most interesting thing is that Krall delivers this message in a human form, looking much different than the alien creature Krall we've seen in the past. »

- MovieWeb

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Review: 'Star Trek Beyond' is a terrific 50th anniversary salute to the series appeal

16 July 2016 9:15 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Star Trek Beyond is, for lack of a better description, the goods. When I walked out of the Jj Abrams reboot in 2009, I was giddy about the potential for the series. I thought they did a terrific job casting the film, and by the time the movie ended, they were set to head out into space on their five year mission, seeking out, boldly going, and it felt like they had wiped the slate clean as storytellers so they weren’t beholden to anything anymore other than the characters. That’s what made Star Trek Into Darkness so confounding. I think there’s great energy to the filmmaking, which I liked when I first saw it, but I’ve never seen a movie more tied in knots to try to trick an audience, and for so little payoff. The moment they decided to make a movie that hinged on Khan as a villain, »

- Drew McWeeny

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Panoramic Star Trek Beyond Trailer Teases New 3-Screen Experience

16 July 2016 1:24 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Discover a new kind of Star Trek adventure available only in Barco Escape, with select sequences of Star Trek Beyond footage created to dramatically expand the Universe across three screens. A new trailer has arrived, which shows off the Barco Escape format, an immersive Panoramic experience that is truly unlike anything else you will experience this summer. While the footage may be familiar from previous trailers and teasers, you haven't seen it quite like this!

The Barco Escape will allow fans to watch certain scenes from Star Trek 3 across three screens all at one time. This is one of the first movies to try out this new format, and now you can experience what it might be like to purchase that ticket. Granted, the immersive technology is surely dwarfed by your computer screen or whatever mobile device you may currently be plugged into. But you get the idea!

The »

- MovieWeb

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Star Trek Beyond review

15 July 2016 11:59 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Ryan Lambie Published Date  Friday, July 15, 2016 - 20:00

Ever since Jj Abrams launched the rebooted, more action-oriented Star Trek franchise in 2009, the Enterprise crew's five-year mission has remained tantalisingly out of reach. The first in the series - an effervescent, often charming introduction to the new Kirk, Spock, Bones and so on - teased the possibility of space exploration with its "where no one has gone before" voice over. But 2013's Star Trek Into Darkness saw the mission postponed yet again thanks in part to the murderous antics of one John Harrison - a rasping-voiced, predatory Benedict Cumberbatch.

Star Trek Beyond, on the other hand, finally sees Kirk and his crew head off into the final frontier. The emphasis on fast-pacing and action from the previous two movies is still front-and-centre, but Beyond still feels more like an episode of the Original Series writ large than either of Jj Abrams' earlier entries. »

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Star Trek Beyond Early Reactions Call It Big, Bold, and Lots of Fun

14 July 2016 1:04 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

In just eight short days, Star Trek Beyond will hit theaters nationwide. Last night, Paramount held a critics screening for this sci-fi sequel. While full reviews are still forthcoming, several critics offered their early reactions on social media. For those who might be on the fence about this new adventure, which brings in a new director (Justin Lin) and writers (Simon Pegg and Doug Jung), these critics had overwhelmingly positive reactions to the film.

Following the screening last night, a number of film critics took to Twitter to reveal their early thoughts about this new Star Trek adventure. While there are no spoilers for the movie itself in the tweets below, it is revealed that the movie honored the late Leonard Nimoy and Star Trek Beyond star Anton Yelchin, who was tragically killed in a freak accident last month. However, these early reactions don't address a controversial topic that was first announced earlier this month. »

- MovieWeb

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Jaylah Lends A Helping Hand In Latest Star Trek Beyond Clip

13 July 2016 1:22 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Paramount Pictures continues to pump out teasing clips for Star Trek Beyond and today, the latest in that line of marketing promos turn the attention to Sofia Boutella’s amicable alien, Jaylah.

Lending a helping hand to Simon Pegg’s Scotty – Pegg enjoyed a much more involved role in Beyond, but more on that later – Boutella’s potential ally has an understanding of Krall, the menacing villain brought to life by Luther star Idris Elba.

Taking umbrage with the Federation and everything they represent, it is Krall’s fleet of alien ships that can be seen piercing the hull of the revamped Enterprise in those eye-popping trailers, sending our crew careering toward his ominous planet without a paddle.

Cast astray in pockets of two or three, Star Trek Beyond will then begin testing the relationships of its core cast, with Pegg and Boutella being the pair featured in the clip above. »

- Michael Briers

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Win Free Passes To The Star Trek Beyond Marathon Fan Event In St. Louis

13 July 2016 10:13 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Paramount Pictures, Skydance and Bad Robot are bringing director Justin Lin’s highly anticipated “Star Trek Beyond” to fans in advance of its official release with a Star Trek Marathon on Wednesday, July 20.

The one-night-only event will feature special screenings of J.J. Abrams’ “Star Trek” and “Star Trek Into Darkness,” and Lin’s “Star Trek Beyond” for the price of a single Marathon admission in select IMAX® Theatres and premium large screen theaters in the U.S. and Canada. Each Star Trek Marathon ticketholder will receive an exclusive Star Trek full-size collector’s poster designed by a Gallery 1988 artist and a Star Fleet T-shirt iron on patch while supplies last.

Wamg is giving away 5 pair (good for 2) of tickets to the Star Trek Beyond marathon on July 20. The tickets will be good for Star Trek, Star Trek Into Darkness and Star Trek Beyond!

St. Louis

Wehrenberg Theatres Ronnies 20 in IMAX »

- Movie Geeks

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Star Trek Beyond Preview Introduces New Villain Krall

12 July 2016 12:22 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Back in April, director Justin Lin revealed that his new sci-fi sequel Star Trek Beyond will "deconstruct" the entire Star Trek franchise, which celebrates its 50th Anniversary this year. Of course, he wouldn't offer too many details about what exactly will be deconstructed, but today we get a few hints in a sneak preview, featuring the director, actor/screenwriter Simon Pegg and Idris Elba discussing his villainous new character Krall. This preview sheds some light on why Krall is such a unique villain, while confirming that he does in fact destroy the U.S.S. Enterprise.

Idris Elba revealed in this featurette, which comes courtesy of YouTube, that he felt like he was "destroying a legacy" by watching the U.S.S. Enterprise "crash and burn." When this rebooted franchise started, the Enterprise ship was Ncc-1701, and not the original Nx-01 from the original TV series. During an interview from April, »

- MovieWeb

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San Diego Comic-Con 2016: Your Complete Guide

11 July 2016 12:15 PM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

In 1971, the 300-or-so people pawing through cardboard boxes of dusty comic books couldn't have possibly imagined that they were standing in what would become the cradle of nerd civilization. From a small meetup for diehard geeks, San Diego Comic-Con has grown into one of the largest and most feverishly anticipated pop-cultural events of the year. Thousands upon thousands of industry types, journalists, the devout faithful (and the suckers they've handsomely paid to stand in line as proxies) and cosplaying fans of all stripes will descend upon the city from July »

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