18 items from 2016
Despite rumours linking him to an appearance in Paramount Pictures’ Star Trek Beyond, last month saw William Shatner denying reports that he was set to return as James T. Kirk for the U.S.S. Enterprise’s latest adventure.
As yet, we haven’t seen Kirk in Paramount’s rebooted Trek universe, but Shatner has told The Hollywood Reporter that he’d “absolutely” reprise the role, assuming the producers can come up with an interesting storyline for his return.
“I would play an old Captain Kirk, absolutely,” said Shatner. “You would have [to have] an interesting character, not a cameo, like, ‘Here I am, aren’t I interesting?’ It’s the ongoing world; it’s the world within science-fiction. Yes, you age within the universe. Time goes on — but time bends, as well. There’s so many things you could do.”
See Also: Is Star Trek Beyond the worst teaser trailer ever? »
- Gary Collinson
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- Gig Patta
Film School Rejects it's all about talking animals who sound just like celebrities this year
Towleroad ABC rejects a TV ad for Carol because (Gasp) naked lesbian shoulders
John August shares depressing box office stats on why we get so many sequels
Guardian picks 5 best moment of Jane Fonda in the movies - bizarre choices beyond her Oscar winning roles
Guardian investigation of why movie posters are so terrible in comparison to their aged counterparts
Mnpp ...goes all out with an endless gratuitous post celebrating Whittle
Tracking Board Chan-wook Park to direct the adapation of sci-fi novel Genocidal Organ about homemade nuclear devices
- NATHANIEL R
Ellen Page lands her best starring vehicle since “Juno” in “Tallulah,” a very different story of a young woman coming to terms with the idea of being a mother. The feature-length scripting-directing debut of “Orange Is the New Black” staff writer Sian Heder offers juicy roles not only to Page but also to Allison Janney and Tammy Blanchard, in a strong showcase of female talent both behind and in front of the camera. Netflix acquired Svod rights prior to the pic’s premiere in competition at Sundance, but Heder’s compassionate, audience-friendly dramedy deserves a shot in theaters, too.
Vagabond Tallulah (Page) lives out of her van and drifts from city to city with no ties to anyone or anything, except her boyfriend, Nico (Evan Jonigkeit), and that’s just the way she likes it. When Nico surprises her one night by suggesting they go back to his hometown in »
- Geoff Berkshire
...reprising their roles from the previous film...
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Star Trek Beyond"...
- Michael Stevens
Entertainment Tonight has released an ‘On the Set’ video featurette for Star Trek Beyond, which features behind-the-scenes footage and comments from the cast of the U.S.S. Enterprise’s latest adventure; check it out here…
Star Trek Beyond is set for release on July 22nd 2016 and features returning cast members Chris Pine as James Kirk, Zachary Quinto as Spock, Simon Pegg as Scotty, Zoë Saldana as Uhura, Karl Urban as Bones, John Cho as Sulu and Anton Yelchin as Chekov alongside new additions Idris Elba (Luther), Sofia Boutella (Kingsman: The Secret Service), Joe Taslim (The Raid) and Lydia Wilson (About Time).
- Gary Collinson
The cast of the upcoming Star Trek Beyond have been chatting to Entertainment Tonight on the set of the upcoming sequel. The actors discuss how the Simon Pegg and Doug Jung scripted movie pays homage to the beloved franchise, and much much more.
Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, Anton Yelchin and John Cho star in the upcoming film, which comes to the screen courtesy of The Fast and the Furious series director Justin Lin.
Idris Elba plays the villain of the piece.
Watch the new interviews below.
The post The Star Trek Beyond cast talk from the set appeared first on The Hollywood News. »
- Paul Heath
Entertainment Tonight paid a visit to the set of the third instalment in the rebooted Star Trek franchise, Star Trek Beyond. Their behind-the-scenes video is fairly brief, but they do manage to get a few interesting tidbits from several of the returning cast members.
First up, Chris Pine (Captain Kirk) shows off the Enterprise’s new weapons bay and the larger model phasers that are on display there. Next, Karl Urban (Dr. McCoy) reveals that when this film kicks off, they’re already 2 years into their 5 year mission and the ship is showing signs of “wear and year.” Plus, the crew are sporting slightly modified, retro uniforms to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Star Trek.
The most intriguing details come from Jon Cho (Mr. Sulu) however, as he states that Sulu has a daughter and is really starting to miss her being cooped up on the Enterprise with his crew-mates. »
- Mark Cassidy
Just a few weeks ago, fans got their first look at the upcoming sequel Star Trek Beyond with the release of the first trailer. While we don't know when the second trailer will arrive, Entertainment Tonight has released a new behind-the-scenes video, featuring the cast and crew. Franchise star Chris Pine revealed that this sequel will honor the franchise's past, including the recent passing of Leonard Nimoy. Here's what the actor had to say below.
"He was a special special man... I think his spirit has infused in this incarnation from the beginning... from the first film. and we miss him dearly and wish he could be a part of this but, you know, we know he's in a good place."
Star Trek Beyond is the sequel to 2013's Star Trek Into Darkness. Justin Lin takes over for J.J. Abrams as director. Simon Pegg, Doug Jung, Roberto Orci, John D. Payne and Patrick McCay all collaborated on the script. Pegg and Jung rewrote the script previously written by Orci, Payne and McCay. How much of the original script remains is unknown. The film will take much of the Enterprise crew off the ship, as it's destroyed by a new race of powerful aliens led by Idris Elba. The crew finds themselves split up on an unknown planet, seeking to reunite and make their way off the planet and join Star Fleet in the ongoing battle. Chris Pine plays Capt. James T. Kirk. Zachary Quinto plays Spock. John Cho plays Lieutenant Hikaru Sulu. Karl Urban plays 'Bones' Mcoy. Zoe Saldana plays Nyota Uhura and Anton Yelchin is Pavel Chekov. Pegg also returns as Scotty. »
The couple is seeking $150,000 to complete production on “Copd: Highly Illogical” — a combination of a tribute to Nimoy and an exploration of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, the cause of his passing last year at age 83. They plan to make “Highly Illogical” available free for downloading.
The project already raised $300,000 through corporate sponsors. Premiums in the new campaign include dinner with the Nimoys for $5,000 and an associate producer credit for $10,000.
The movie is aimed at providing information and treatments on Copd from medical experts along with examining how Copd affected Nimoy. The film’s narration is provided by John de Lancie, who starred on “Star Trek: The Next Generation” and other spinoff series as the character “Q.”
“It was his mission »
- Dave McNary
Netflix has a new movie to add to its roster of film titles. A full week before the official Sundance Film Festival, the streaming video platform has already picked up global streaming rights to the indie film Tallulah, starring Juno actresses Ellen Page and Allison Janney.
Directed by Orange Is the New Black writer and producer Sian Heder, Tallulah’s iMDB listing says the film is the story of a dissatisfied Beverly Hills housewife who hires a drifter named Tallulah (Page) to take care of her toddler. But Sundance (where the flick will make its world premiere on January 23, 2016) notes the film is about Tallulah taking the baby to protect it from its negligent mother. This action draws together three very different women, including Janney’s character who mistakenly believes the baby is her grandchild. The dramatic comedy Tallulah also stars Star Trek’s Zachary Quinto, Into the Woods’ Tammy Blanchard, »
- Bree Brouwer
The Sundance Film Festival is still a week away, but Netflix isn’t waiting for the throngs to descend on Park City before making a big move.
The streaming giant has snapped up worldwide streaming video on-demand rights to “Tallulah,” Variety has learned. The story of a young drifter (Ellen Page) who takes a baby from a negligent mother was expected to be one of the hot titles at this year’s festival. It reunites Page with her “Juno” co-star Allison Janney.
Janney plays a woman who mistakenly believes she’s the child’s grandmother in what is being billed as a dramatic comedy.
It’s a homecoming of sorts for writer and director Sian Heder. She has a preexisting relationship with Netflix having worked as a writer and producer on “Orange is the New Black.” Her first short film, “Mother,” was honored at Cannes Film Festival, Seattle International Film Festival and Florida Film Festival. »
- Brent Lang
Paul Feig tweeted a photo of four Ghostbusters reboot figures on Friday that look pretty rad. We have details, as well as a look at the figures, below. A Q&A with Daniel Abella, the director of the Philip K. Dick Film Festival, and info on Robert Englund's upcoming appearance at Silver Scream Festival, are also in this round-up.
Mattel's Ghostbusters Figures: The photo below features the prototypes of all four of the figures which stand at six inches tall. The official release date for these items is not available at this time.
Starring Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, Kristen Wiig, and Leslie Jones, Paul Feig's Ghostbusters reboot is slated to hit theaters on July 15th, 2016. Chris Hemsworth will play Kevin the receptionist, with Andy Garcia, Matt Walsh, Michael Kenneth Williams, and Cecily Strong also along for the ride.
- Tamika Jones
Back in September, it was rumoured that William Shatner could reprise the role of Captain James T. Kirk for this year’s Star Trek Beyond, with Shatner subsequently confirming that he’d been approached. However, it seems he’s now changed his mind, telling SFX Magazine that:
“There was never a conversation. It would have been interesting to see what their fertile imaginations could have done with somebody who is 20 years older than when Captain Kirk died and how they would have explained the difference in appearance. But that never came up. I’m sure they must have thought of it one time or another but I never had a substantial conversation about replaying the role.”
- Gary Collinson
Gamesradar posted an excerpt from SFX Magazine featuring an exclusive interview with actor William Shatner. In the interview, the actor confirmed that he will not reprise his role as Captain James T. Kirk saying:
"There was never a conversation."
The only original "Star Trek" actor to reprise his role in the new films was the late Leonard Nimoy who appeared as Spock Prime in 2009's "Star Trek" and 2013's "Star Trek into Darkness", which were directed by J.J. Abrams.
"It would have been interesting to see what their fertile imaginations could have done with somebody who is 20 years older than when Captain Kirk died [in Star Trek Generations] and how they would have explained the difference in appearance. But that never came up. I’m sure they must have thought of it one time or another but I never had a substantial conversation about replaying the role.”
- J.B. Casas
Star Trek: Into Darkness may not have been the fan-pleasing, critical darling that many had hoped it would be. However, it still offered some thrilling action with some brilliantly Christopher Nolan-esque themes and a fantastic performance from Benedict Cumberbatch.
Now, the third entry in the rebooted franchise looks to have embraced a much more light-hearted approach than its predecessor. Star Trek Beyond will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the groundbreaking franchise this year. But, now it looks as if the enterprise crew will have to blow out their candles without the help of the original Captain Kirk. Despite previous reports to the contrary, William Shatner has confirmed that he will not reprise his role in the sequel. Check out the quote below:
‘”It would have been interesting to see what their fertile imaginations could have done with somebody who is 20 years older than when Captain Kirk died [in Star Trek Generations] and »
- Ben Read
This story contains a spoiler for Star Trek: Generations
As Star Trek gets set to celebrate its 50th birthday this year, the centrepiece of those celebrations is set to be the 13th big screen outing for the USS Enterprise. Star Trek Beyond is due in cinemas at the end of July, with Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto leading the cast. Justin Lin is directing this time around, and Simon Pegg and Doug Jung have provided the screenplay.
The previous two Star Trek movies have found room for a cameo appearance for the late, great Leonard Nimoy. And William Shatner had hinted that he might be reprising the role of Captain Kirk in the new movie, for a brief appearance.
As it turns out, that's not going to be the case. Chatting to SFX, »
18 items from 2016
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