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With the campaign to win a walk on role in Star Trek Beyond drawing to a close, Simon Pegg has shared a new video for the charity fundraiser, which offers up a look at some outtakes from next year’s Trek adventure. Check it out here…
Star Trek Beyond is set for release on July 8th 2016, with Justin Lin (Fast & Furious 6) directing a cast that includes returning stars 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 and new additions Idris Elba (Luther), Sofia Boutella (Kingsman: The Secret Service), Joe Taslim (The Raid) and Lydia Wilson (About Time).
- Gary Collinson
"Star Trek Beyond" is the sequel to "Star Trek Into Darkness" (2013), directed by Justin Lin from a screenplay by Doug Jung and Simon Pegg based on the series of the same name created by Gene Roddenberry.
Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto reprise their roles as 'Captain James T. Kirk' and 'Commander Spock', with Simon Pegg, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, John Cho and Anton Yelchin reprising their roles from the previous film, with Idris Elba and Sofia Boutella joining the film's main cast.
Principal photography started June 25, 2015 in Vancouver.
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Star Trek Beyond"...
- Michael Stevens
Star Trek Beyond is currently shooting, and thus far, we've been treated to numerous behind-the-scenes videos in support of the Omaze charity initiative. The cast has used this opportunity to raise awareness for a variety of charities from set, and as co-writer and star Simon Pegg points out in this latest sneak peek, fans only have 48 hours left to donate. An added bonus, we get to see bloopers from all of the previous videos. And, a new alien is revealed!
Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, Anton Yelchin and newcomer Idris Elba are all present in this latest look at the Starship Enterprise. Only this time, the gang is having a little too much fun as they flub their lines and miss their marks. If you fast forward to the 1:55 point, you'll even see the prosthetic head of an unidentified extraterrestrial who is making their debut in the rebooted franchise. »
Too much action and a senseless plot are the ingredients for a classic console-to-silver-screen turkey
Will a video game ever spawn a half-decent movie? Fingers are firmly crossed for Duncan Jones’s forthcoming Warcraft, but in the meantime this big-screen reboot of the Hitman series merely reminds us that in this genre Mortal Kombat and Silent Hill remain unremarkable high-water marks. Rupert Friend is the not-very-threatening eponymous bald man in a dodgy suit, born and bred to kill without conscience; Hannah Ware is the not-very-interesting heroine who must unravel the labyrinthine plot, which sees people constantly attempting to kill or kidnap her. That none of it makes any sense is not a problem, but the failure to raise the temperature despite endless shootouts, punch-ups, car chases et al is a fatal flaw. Zachary Quinto does some tight-jawed scenery chewing in the early stages and Ciarán Hinds keeps a straight face »
- Mark Kermode, Observer film critic
With the full line-up for this year’s 59th BFI London Film Festival set to be unveiled on Tuesday, September 1st, Senior Staff Writer Scott Davis looks ahead to the festival with some of the films that may be part of the extensive programme.
We’ve already had confirmation that Suffragette, starring Carey Mulligan and Meryl Streep, is opening the festival on Wednesday October 7th, with Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs biopic starring Michael Fassbender closing the festival. Todd Haynes’ acclaimed Carol with Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara and James Vanderbilt’s Truth, also starring Blanchett opposite Robert Redford, part of the festival’s gala presentations. So what other treats are in store for the famous festival? Here are some of the film’s we may be lucky enough to see this October…
Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos
A massive success upon its debut at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, »
- Scott J. Davis
The Hitman video game series was created in the year 2000 by Danish company Io Interactive. Since its conception there have been eight different games released on various platforms, a bunch of Hitman novels and that memorable first film adaptation in 2007, which saw Timothy Olyphant in the lead role, alongside Olga Kurylenko and Dougray Scott. The film got a critical mauling but did well in terms of dollars taken around the world, and more than doubled its initial budget.
Fast-forward to 2015 and 20th Century Fox decided to give us another movie. Hitman: Agent 47 revolves around the same assassin, though is this time Rupert Friend appearing with the shaved cranium with a bar code tattooed on his bonce. His mission this time is to take down »
- Paul Heath
Hitman: Agent 47, 2015.
Directed by Aleksander Bach.
An Assassin teams up with a woman to help her find her father and uncover the mysteries of her ancestry.
The mark of a good video game adaptation isn’t necessarily due to faithfulness to the source material, but using the characters found within to carve out a worthy slice of entertainment. That’s why when I initially saw the trailer for Hitman: Agent 47, featuring the titular Agent 47 straight-up using his Silver Ballers to rack up a body count instead of, you know, being a silent assassin as intended by the developers of the game franchise, I still held out hope that on some level it could potentially be a fun check your brain at the door action adventure flick.
And in some ways that goal is accomplished; there »
- Robert Kojder
With production in full swing on Paramount’s Star Trek Beyond, MTV caught up with star Zachary Quinto to ask his thoughts on new director Justin Lin (Fast & Furious 6), who has taken over from J.J. Abrams to helm the third instalment in the relaunched feature film series.
“Invariably there’s going to be a different vibe when you remove someone as gregarious and outgoing and talented as J.J.,” states Quinto. “But Justin has come in with this really interesting and confident energy that’s a little bit more reserved and a little bit quieter, but also very powerful and really sure-handed. He knows exactly what he wants this movie to look like and that’s really exciting.”
Meanwhile, speaking to The Telegraph, Quinto revealed that Spock won’t share many scenes with Chris Pine’s Kirk in Beyond, »
- Gary Collinson
The Flickering Myth Podcast picks up a controller…
Out in UK cinemas today, Flickering Myth Podcaster Scott Davis caught up with Hitman: Agent 47 director Aleksander Bach and Flickering Myth Deputy editor Luke Owen sat down with its producer Adrian Askarieh to talk about the film, video game movies and the chances of a sequel.
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See Also: Read our review of Hitman: Agent 47
See Also: There’s a fight in a hotel room in this new clip from Hitman: Agent 47
Hitman: Agent 47 centers on an elite assassin who was genetically engineered from conception to be the perfect killing machine, and is known only by »
- Luke Owen
Zachary Quinto has led a tribute video to 'Star Trek' legend Leonard Nimoy. The 38-year-old actor remembered Leonard - who played the iconic character Spock across film and TV from 1964 to 2013 - as a ''champion of the arts'' who ''influenced countless scientists and artists'' and the entire cast of the sci-fi franchise. Speaking in the video made for the Omaze campaign - which supports nine charities picked by the cast of 'Star Trek Beyond' - Zachary said: ''Through his legendary portrayal of Spock, he influenced countless scientists and artists - myself and the rest of the cast included.'' Leonard's successor - who took over as Spock in 2013's 'Star Trek Into The Darkness' - also complimented his ''love for the human spirit'' and said he will be ''greatly missed''. He added: ''[His] love for the human spirit shone through everything he did, he touched lives around »
Much like Star Wars: The Force Awakens, plot details for Star Trek Beyond are still largely under wraps. Though we know the crew of the Enterprise will voyage into deep space, we don’t know what will happen to them. With the new day comes a new tidbit about the third installment of the rebooted franchise, and it looks like this one will be different than the previous installments, even if it’s only in terms of Spock and Kirk. Star Trek and Stark Trek Into Darkness honed in on Chris Pine’s Captain Kirk and Zachary Quinto’s Spock, even though most of the characters got at least some time in the spotlight. For Star Trek Beyond, however, the Vulcan won’t be spending a lot of time with his buddy, turning his attention to Karl Urban’s Dr. Leonard "Bones& »
The third installment of NuTrek — “Star Trek Beyond” — is currently filming. But that’s not gonna stop Zachary Quinto from doing his best “Zoolander” impression between takes. Lounging in front of a snowy backdrop, visible injuries on his hand, and sporting the updated Starfleet dudes, Spock is ready for his close-up. everything will (probably) be ok. A photo posted by Zachary Quinto (@zacharyquinto) on Aug 25, 2015 at 6:58pm Pdt »
- Donna Dickens
The new Star Trek cast is honoring one of their own, the late, great Leonard Nimoy, and are carrying on part of his legacy by highlighting a special cause he felt dearly about. The actor, who played Spock in the original series and films and reprised his role in the two released reboot movies, died at age 83 in February. Zachary Quinto, who plays a younger, alternate version of his character in the new films, and his co-stars filmed a special video tribute to the fallen star. The clip was posted online this week as part of the cast's Star Trek: To Boldly Go charity fundraising initiative, which offers fans the chance to win a walk-on role in the third film, Star Trek Beyond, which is set for »
Zachary Quinto, the "new" Spock, narrated a new Omaze video for the last week of the cast's charity campaign, with the winner landing a role as an extra in "Beyond." The lucky fan will be randomly chosen from the pool of donors, and funds will be split among nine organizations chosen by cast members, including St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital.
Leonard Nimoy was "passionate about" St. Jude's, Zachary noted in the tribute video, which honors the late star and asks for donations in his name:
Through his legendary portrayal of Spock, he influenced countless scientists and artists, myself and the rest of the cast included. It was an honor and a privilege to know him and to call him a friend. Leonard's love for the human spirit showed in everything he did. »
- Gina Carbone
Filmed on the bridge of the USS Enterprise, Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Idris Elba and stars of the blockbuster offer up a Vulcan salute to their co-star, who played Spock across TV and film over the course of five decades.
Quinto, who played a younger version of Nimoy's iconic character, led the video tribute by calling him "an actor, a champion of the arts, and a true inspiration to so many".
"Through his legendary portrayal of Spock, he influenced countless scientists and artists - myself and the rest of the cast included," Quinto said.
Omaze is a campaign supporting nine charities chose by the stars of Star Trek Beyond. St Jude Children's »
By now it's pretty much a done thing to walk into any movie based on a video game with rock-bottom hopes.
This time around Homeland's Rupert Friend gets a shaven head and barcode tattoo to play the eponymous assassin, who's tasked with tracking down the elusive Katia van Dees (Hannah Ware), a woman whose long-lost father holds the key to the genetic enhancement 'Agent' programme.
Hot on their heels is Zachary Quinto's John Smith, an agent for a shady organisation (dubbed Syndicate International and headed up by Thomas Kretschmann's Le Clerq) looking to get their hands on the Agent tech for their own nefarious gain.
Bullets and blood spray thick and fast across Hitman's slender 98 minutes, meaning »
Zachary Quinto has ''been in therapy for a long time''. The 38-year-old actor, who appears in the role of Spock in the 'Star Trek' reboot, has revealed the admiration he has for psychologists and thinks therapy can be of ''tremendous benefit'' if patients are willing to embrace the idea. Asked what he'd like to do if he wasn't an actor, Zachary said: ''Probably be a psychologist. I love therapy - I've been in therapy for a long time. I think psychologists are a tremendous benefit to people if you're prepared to dive in as far as you're willing to go into yourself. So I feel that if I didn't have an outlet to express that exploration in acting, I'd want to be engaged on a fuller level in psychotherapy. ''To be able to be a guide for other people - that's an aspect of what we do as »
Rupert Friend is stepping into the shoes once trodden by Timothy Olyphant by starring in Hitman: Agent 47, that lands in UK cinemas this weekend. He took some time out from plotting our downfall to chat to us about the movie...
I've wanted to talk to you for quite a long time because I saw a short film that you wrote and thought it was fantastic, and wondered why you haven't made more of them.
Oh thank you, which one was it?
I did make one after that, called Steve.
After seeing Suicide Brothers, I wondered why you don't write features.
I have. Basically after the Suicide Brothers I wrote and directed a short called Steve starring Colin Firth, which you can find, I »
Production continues on Star Trek Beyond, which continues to film under the stewardship of director Justin Lin. The cast and crew of the film have been working with Omaze to raise money for nine different charities as the shoot goes on, and there's a week to go to try and win a walk-on role in the new film. To do so, you need to donate to said charities, and you can find the details here.
Zachary Quinto headlines this new clip that's been released, that sees the new(ish) Star Trek team paying tribute to the late, great Leonard Nimoy, who left us earlier this year. There's footage of Nimoy behind the scenes included in it, and it's a touching tribute to someone really very special.
While the first two films in the rebooted "Star Trek" film franchise have involved Captain Kirk and Spock as a buddy team with the rest of the crew in supporting roles, it looks like the upcoming "Star Trek Beyond" will be featuring a wider spread of interactions.
Speaking with The Telegraph, actor Zachary Quinto revealed that in this entry Spock spends most of his on screen time with Karl Urban's Dr. McCoy. Quinto says: "Those characters are so diametrically opposed that it'll be nice to see them interacting."
Quinto also spoke about the change of director from J.J. Abrams to Justin Lin, someone who is a quieter and less gregarious personality but one with a better familiarity with "Star Trek" on the whole and sounds like a vision of his own:
"Invariably there's going to be a different vibe when you remove someone as gregarious and outgoing and talented as J. »
- Garth Franklin
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