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For a while, this interview with Simon Pegg seems to be generating straight answers. And then it doesn’t. Ultimately, the whole thing is hard to read.
Pegg was attending the Empire Awards last night, and his inquisitor, such as she is, was representing Absolute Radio. Rather than asking anything meaningful, or even trying to reconcile the Bryan Cranston and Idris Elba casting reports, she spat out one of last week’s headlines and asked Pegg if it is true.
In Pegg’s words, “That’s not true.” And then he adds that there’s a “rumour” Elba has been spoken to about being in the film.
So far, this all seems like Pegg saying Elba’s in some sort of negotiations, but he won’t be playing a Klingon. And then it all goes bottoms-up and »
- Brendon Connelly
Up to this point, the party line has been that the Klingons are the villains in the upcoming Star Trek 3. When we learned recently that Idris Elba is in the running to be the new big bad, many assumed that this means he will play one of the warlike aliens who have, up to now, been underutilized in the rebooted movie franchise. According to newly appointed co-screenwriter Simon Pegg, however, this is not the case. Absolute Radio caught up with Pegg on the red carpet, and they asked the Shaun of the Dead star if Elba is indeed playing a Klingon. He said: That.s not true.I head there.s a rumor he.s been spoken to about stuff, so he may be in the film, but he won.t be a Klingon. At the end of the brief interview, as he headed off on his merry way, »
Last week, we reported that Idris Elba was in early talks to play the villain in Star Trek 3. There were also rumors that his character would be Klingon, the famous alien race that has been sorely underutilized in the new Star Trek movies. While the Klingons may still have a presence in the upcoming Star Trek sequel, co-writer Simon Pegg says Elba won’t be one of them. Speaking to Absolute Radio [via TrekMovie], Pegg said the rumors about Elba being a Klingon where “not true.”: And that may be the case. Of course, I remember Pegg saying something a few years ago about how Khan wasn’t going to be the villain in Star Trek Into Darkness. Honestly, it doesn’t really matter to me either way if Elba is a Klingon or not. It just matters if he’s a compelling character who’s worthy of the actor’s talent. »
- Matt Goldberg
Last week brought a major rumor that Idris Elba would be playing a Klingon villain in Star Trek 3. So inevitably, this week brings a stringent denial of said rumor. Star Trek 3 star and writer Simon Pegg says in no uncertain terms that the talk isn’t true — the Klingon part of it, anyway. […]
- Angie Han
Doc of the Dead, 2015.
Directed by Alexandre O. Philippe.
Apparently, this is the definitive documentary examining the rise of the zombie in modern pop culture. Hmm…
Think you know zombies? Of course you do, because no doubt you have seen Shaun of the Dead on one of its weekly showings on some made-for-twentysomethings TV channel or own one of the many DVD releases of Night of the Living Dead that likely includes a documentary or an interview with George A. Romero that covers everything you need to know about that seminal movie and the influence it has had. So what does Doc of the Dead have to offer that several dozen DVD extra features doesn’t? Not a great deal, if truth be told.
- Gary Collinson
Hyde.s gender-bending drama premiered on Friday at the Quad cinema in New York City and on subscription streaming service Fandor.
Stenders. comedy thriller starring Simon Pegg as an assassin who encounters a group of increasingly violent locals, with Alice Braga, Luke Hemsworth, Teresa Palmer, Callan Mulvey and Sullivan Stapleton, debuted on iTunes and other VOD outlets in the Us on March 26.
Released by Magnolia, the film will have its theatrical premiere in around a dozen cities on April 10.
Kino Lorber bought 52 Tuesdays after it won the World Cinema Dramatic Directing Award at last year.s Sundance.
.Like almost all indie movies releasing at the moment in the Us they are starting with one city and will grow if the audiences come, »
- Don Groves
If you build it, they will come. What worked for Wayne's World 2 rang equally true for the Jameson Empire Awards 2015 with the red carpet rolled out at London's Grosvenor Hotel and an array of stars, filmmakers and movie luminaries striding it on their way into Empire magazine's night of nights. Manicams were out; movie lovers were in, with this year's carpet thronged on all sides by a fan phalanx. In attendance were Jessica Chastain, her Interstellar director Christopher Nolan, Karen Gillan, the Paddington ensemble, Hayley Atwell, Daniel Radcliffe, Olga Kurylenko, Andy Serkis, Mark Strong, a Westeros house's worth of Game Of Thrones cast members, Simon Pegg, Henry Cavill and Ralph Fiennes. Click on the images below for the full gallery. © Getty Images »
Further comments have emerged from British actor/writer Simon Pegg in regards to the upcoming third film in the rebooted "Star Trek" franchise. Pegg and Doug Jung are working on the screenplay for the film which Justin Lin ("Fast Five") is slated to direct.
Speaking with Den of Geek this past week about the trailer release of "Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation," Pegg admits the responsibility of this job is terrifying. Yet he says he hasn't bothered with keeping any of the previous version of the script that Roberto Orci was involved in:
"No. It's completely new. I haven't read Bob (Orci)'s script and they didn't want us to. So we went back to the drawing board. We had creative meetings with Justin and there were things he wanted in there.
I haven't written like this before. I've never been a custodian of something, it's usually mine what I'm writing. »
- Garth Franklin
It’s been 50 years since the first Star Trek pilot, called “The Cage”, was produced. Next year will be the official 50th anniversary of Star Trek’s network debut as a weekly series. To celebrate this auspicious anniversary, the possibility of a new Star Trek TV series is being seriously considered.
There have been five Trek shows on the small screen (not counting the animated series). The most recent Trek spin-off series, Star Trek: Enterprise, went off the air in 2005. Since then, fans have never stopped asking for a new entry in the Star Trek tele-verse. Despite the new films by Jj Abrams, which have gotten mixed reactions from old-time Trek fans, the call for another spin-off has not stopped. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Rob Young)
Simon Pegg is currently making the press rounds for his latest comedy thriller Kill Me Three Times, and he's been fairly open about the scripting process on Star Trek 3. The actor, who plays Scotty in the sci-fi franchise, took over as writer, working alongside Doug Jung to redraft a new version of the script once Roberto Orci was booted off the sequel. And it appears that Roberto Orci's screenplay was completely tossed aside to make way for the ideas had by incoming director Justin Lin. About this latest script, Simon Pegg tells Den of Geeks that it's a fresh take:
"It's completely new. I haven't read Bob (Orci)'s script and they didn't want us to. So we went back to the drawing board. We had creative meetings with Justin and there were things he wanted in there. I haven't written like this before. I've never been a custodian of something, »
Idris Elba is easily one of our greatest and most versatile home-grown actors. The Luther star has proven this many times over the past decade, in roles ranging from a battle-hardened commander in Pacific Rim, to South African President Nelson Mandela.
Of course, this has undoubtedly put the London-born actor in extremely high demand, with rumours even placing him as Daniel Craig’s future Bond successor. Now, it has been revealed that Elba has entered early talks to play the lead baddie in Justin Lin’s Star Trek 3. Previous rumours had placed Bryan Cranston as the newest adversary for Kirk and his crew, however it is unknown if he was up for the same role, or merely that talks have now broken down.
- Ben Read
Rejoice, Trekkies! The latest sequel to the rebooted “Star Trek” franchise will capture the spirit of the original TV show.
“I think we just want to take it forward with the spirit of the TV show,” Pegg told the site.
Pegg, who will return to play engineering chief Scotty, also said that the new film will be infused with the same optimism and sense of adventure that characterized the original stories.
“And it’s a story about frontierism and adventure and optimism and fun, and that’s where we want to take it, you know, where no man has gone before — where no one has gone before, sensibly corrected for a slighter more enlightened generation,” he said. “But yeah, that’s the mood at the moment. »
- Maane Khatchatourian
A few days ago Simon Pegg spoke about his work alongside Doug Jung on the script for Paramount Pictures’ Star Trek 3, stating that the screenplay had to be finished by June “come hell or high water”, and now he’s offered up a few comments on the tone they’re going for on the threequel during a chat with Spinoff Online.
“We just want to take it forward with the spirit of the TV show. And it’s a story about frontierism and adventure and optimism and fun, and that’s where we want to take it, you know. Where no man has gone before – where no one has gone before, sensibly corrected for a slighter more enlightened generation.”
- Gary Collinson
The upcoming third film in the current Star Trek series is chugging along, powered by the creative dilithium crystals supplied by one of the film’s stars, Simon Pegg, aka, Montgomery Scott. After a shakeup last year would see Roberto Orci, a key member of the current iteration’s creative forces bow out of the film, our new Scotty found himself in the engine room of the creative process alongside Doug Jung. So what remnants did Pegg decide to use from Orci's original script? Turns out, nothing at all. In an interview with Den of Geek, Simon Pegg takes a few moments away from promoting his role reprisal in this summer’s Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation to update fans on the state of the Star Trek threequel directed by Justin Lin. While Pegg has several major screenwriting credits on his CV (many of which are »
Diretor: Alexandre O. Phillippe
Running Time: 81 minutes
It charts the rise of the zombie from it’s humble beginnings in White Zombie through to it’s inclusive in the phenomenal hit that is The Walking Dead, stopping off at George A. Romero’s trilogy of course. Other movies that have shaped the zombie landscape such as Return Of The Living Dead, Shaun Of The Dead and World War Z also get put under the spotlight. The talking heads include Mr Romero, along with Robert Kirkman, the writer behind the Walking Dead graphic novels – who has a strange outlook on his creation, author of World War Z Max Brooks, »
- Kat Smith
There is good news and bad news about Kriv Stenders’ neo-noir film Kill Me Three Times. The good news is that it’s fun to see Simon Pegg enjoying himself as a real scumbag of a hitman. The bad news is that if you’ve seen a handful of crime movies in the last 20 years, you’ve already seen most of what Kill Me Three Times has to offer.
Simon Pegg plays Charlie Wolfe, a contract killer we meet as he chases down and executes some poor sap in the desert. He’s hired to take out Alice (Alice Braga, Predators) for reasons not made clear at first, but when he shows up to do the job he discovers that she’s already been rubbed out by married dentists Nathan (Sullivan Stapleton, 300: Rise of an Empire) and Lucy (Theresa Palmer, Warm Bodies). They’re looking to cash in an »
- Patrick Bromley
One of the more unexpected but delightful surprises to come out of the early kerfuffle regarding production on the third "Star Trek" movie was that actor/writer Simon Pegg was taking on co-writing duties for the script.
"[We] just want to take it forward with the spirit of the TV show. And it's a story about frontierism and adventure and optimism and fun, and that's where we want to take it, you know.
Where no man has gone before - where no one has gone before, sensibly corrected for a slighter more enlightened generation."
- Garth Franklin
Out on DVD and VOD on Monday, Doc of the Dead is the most comprehensive look at the zombie sub-genre within horror. To celebrate its release, Luke Owen sat down with director Alexandre O. Philippe to talk about the documentary, his thoughts on the genre and what’s the worst zombie movie he’s ever seen…
Lo: The film got a great reception at last year’s Film4 FrightFest (read our review here), how has the reception to the movie been for you?
Aop: It’s been great you know. We premiered at SXSW back in March and I’ve been pretty much traveling the world ever since! It’s been pretty non-stop. And the response has been great across the board and it’s been great to share it with fans and audiences around the world. »
- Luke Owen
Speaking to Spinoff Online, he said: "[We] just want to take it forward with the spirit of the TV show. And it's a story about frontierism and adventure and optimism and fun, and that's where we want to take it, you know.
"Where no man has gone before - where no one has gone before, sensibly corrected for a slighter more enlightened generation."
Earlier this week, it was reported that Idris Elba is in talks to play the main villain in the sequel.
Star Trek 3 is reportedly being lined up for »
Out on the rounds for Kill Me Three Times, Simon Pegg is, naturally enough, fielding a lot of questions about Star Trek 3. As revealed back in January, he's not only returning to the Enterprise as Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, but has also stepped up to the plate to co-write the next instalment with Doug Jung (Confidence). "It's terrifying!" he laughs."It was a difficult decision," Pegg told Collider. "I hemmed and hawed about it, a little bit, because it felt like a big responsibility. I owe J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burke an awful amount. I love those guys. I want to do right by them, so I felt like I should man up and do it. It’s weird to walk into something and take ownership of it, in a way. Everything else that I’ve written has been mine, from the very germ of the first idea, or shared »
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