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Kevin Hart to Receive Comedic Genius Award at MTV Movie Awards

7 hours ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Kevin Hart will be honored with the Comedic Genius Award at the 2015 MTV Movie Awards, the cabler announced Monday.

Hart, whose comedy “Get Hard” with Will Ferrell is currently in theaters, will be recognized for his “bold and irreverent comedic style that has captivated audiences from his movies and sitcoms, to stand-up specials, award show performances and in front of packed arenas of fans,” according to MTV.

Jimmy Kimmel will present the award to Hart who follows in the footsteps of his “Get Hard” co-star Ferrell, who received the Comedic Genius Award at the 2013 MTV Movie Awards.

Amy Schumer is set to host the annual show, and confirmed attendees thus far include “Hot Pursuit” co-stars Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara, “Fast & Furious” star Vin Diesel, plus “Insurgent’s” Miles Teller and Trailblazer Award recipient Shailene Woodley.

Other nominees at the 24th annual event include David Oyelowo, Scarlett Johansson, Eddie Redmayne, »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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'Star Trek 3': Simon Pegg's Script Is Completely New

28 March 2015 1:08 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

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, »

- MovieWeb

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Idris Elba Up For Lead Antagonist In ‘Star Trek 3′

28 March 2015 10:50 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

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.

While some may still be dissapointed that J.J. Abrams will no longer helm the film, Simon Pegg’s involvement as co-writer was definitely music to the ears of many die-hard fans. »

- Ben Read

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Simon Pegg says Star Trek 3 will have “the spirit of the TV show”

28 March 2015 2:40 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

A few days ago Simon Pegg spoke about his work alongside Doug Jung on the script for Paramount PicturesStar 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.”

See Also: Idris Elba in talks for villain role in Star Trek 3

Star Trek 3 will see Pegg reprising his role as Scotty alongside Chris Pine (Kirk), Zachary Quinto »

- Gary Collinson

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"Star Trek 3" To Have TV Show's Spirit

27 March 2015 6:36 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

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.

Pegg and Doug Jung are working on the screenplay for the film which Justin Lin ("Fast Five") is slated to direct. Speaking to Spinoff Online about the film's tone, he says:

"[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."

Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana and Anton Yelchin are all on board to return for the film which will go into production shortly. »

- Garth Franklin

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Simon Pegg: 'Star Trek 3 to take forward spirit of TV series'

27 March 2015 4:27 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Simon Pegg wants Star Trek 3 to have the "spirit of the TV show".

Pegg and Doug Jung are working on the script for the third instalment of the rebooted franchise, following the departure of Roberto Orci from the project.

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.

Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana and Anton Yelchin are all on board to return.

Star Trek 3 is reportedly being lined up for »

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'Star Trek 3' Will Embrace TV Show Spirit Says Simon Pegg

26 March 2015 4:09 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

When Roberto Orci backed out of directing the highly-anticipated Star Trek 3 back in December, many fans were worried that the sequel may not be able to hit its intended 2016 release date, which coincides with the 50th Anniversary of the original Star Trek. The movie is back on the right track now, with Justin Lin set to direct and actor Simon Pegg co-writing the script with Doug Jung. While doing press for his dark comedy Kill Me Three Times, in theaters April 10, Simon Pegg revealed that he was approached to write the script by producers J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk, while they were all shooting Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation:

"It just came out of conversations I was having with J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk, and they decided to kind of like restart the process. Because I'd been on the set with Burk-y on Mission: Impossible, he said, 'Maybe you should »

- MovieWeb

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Idris Elba May Play Villain in Star Trek 3

26 March 2015 4:22 AM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Variety is reporting that director Justin Lin is currently searching for an actor to play the villain in "Star Trek 3" and is in talks with Idris Elba to take the role. Details of Elba's role are being kept a secret. Rumors suggest that Klingons would be the main villains in this movie, as they have not had a full presence in previous installments. "Star Trek 3" co-stars Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana and Anton Yelchin. It's set to begin shooting in June and then hit theaters on July 8th, 2016. »

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Idris Elba to Star in Star Trek 3 as a Villain...and Klingon?

25 March 2015 3:20 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Will we hear Idris Elba yell "Qapla!" anytime soon? The 42-year-old British The Wire alum and Luther hottie is in "early talks to play the villain in Star Trek 3," Variety and The Hollywood Reporter said on Wednesday. Elba and studio Paramount Pictures have not commented. The films are part of a big screen reboot of the original '60s franchise and star Chris Pine as James T. Kirk, captain of the U.S.S. Enterprise starship, Zachary Quinto as first officer Mr. Spock and Zoe Saldana as communications officer Uhura. Few details have been revealed about the upcoming third movie, the follow-up to Star Trek Into Darkness, which starred »

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Star Trek 3: Idris Elba linked with villain role

25 March 2015 2:31 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Idris Elba may be moving from the Marvel cinematic universe to the next Star Trek film...

Yesterday, we reported Simon Pegg's update that the screenplay for the next Star Trek film would have to be completed by June. The movie needs to head into production to hit its July 8th 2016 release date (and it's crucial to Paramount that the new Star Trek lands in the franchise's 50th anniversary year). Pegg is penning the script with Doug Jung.

We already know that the core cast of Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Anton Yelchin, Pegg, Karl Urban and Zoe Saldana are back. New in the director's chair will be Fast & Furious helmer Justin Lin, who takes over from Jj Abrams. And now we learn that Idris Elba is in "early talks" to play the lead villain role in the movie.

As of yet, of course, we've no idea who that villain will be. »

- simonbrew

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Idris Elba in talks for villain role in Star Trek 3

25 March 2015 11:09 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

According to Variety, fan-favorite actor Idris Elba – who’s rumored for every genre role from James Bond to Green Lantern – is in preliminary talks to star as the villain in Star Trek 3

As is the case with these new Trek films, the role itself is being kept under wraps, though previous rumors and comments from co-writer/producer Damon Lindelof in 2013 pegged Klingons as the adversaries this time around. Since there’s been a bit of a regime change with the franchise, there’s no telling if that’s still the case, and Variety’s sources refused to give any confirmation.

Tell us, would you like to see Idris Elba take on the Enterprise crew in Star Trek 3? Who (or what) would you like to see him play? Sound off in the comments below.

Directed by Justin Lin (Fast & Furious 6) and co-written by Simon Pegg and Doug Jung »

- James Garcia

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Idris Elba In Talks To Play Star Trek 3 Villain

25 March 2015 10:18 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

The Star Trek movies are only as good as their villains and after the last entry used the franchise’s best in Khan, the question of where the saga turns to next has fascinated every fan since Star Trek Into Darkness’ release two years ago.

Now Variety doesn’t quite have the answer to what character we can expect to see troubling the Enterprise this time around, but they do know which Hollywood A-lister is likely to play him.

Luther and Thor actor Idris Elba is reportedly in early talks to take the lead villain role in the still untitled Star Trek 3.

As you can probably expect from the J.J. Abrams team, details of exactly which character from Star Trek lore (or whether it’ll be someone new) Elba would be portraying is being kept tightly under wraps.

Certainly Into Darkness heavily hinted towards a pending Klingon vs Federation »

- Matt Holmes

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Idris Elba to play main villain in Star Trek 3?

25 March 2015 9:32 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Idris Elba could be about to join the cast of Star Trek 3.

According to Variety, the Luther actor is in talks to play the main villain in the sequel.

Details of the role have yet to be confirmed, but it is thought that the Klingons may take centre stage in the Justin Lin-directed film.

Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana and Anton Yelchin are all on board to return.

Meanwhile, Pegg and Doug Jung are writing the script for Star Trek 3 following Roberto Orci's departure from the project.

The film is reportedly being lined up for release in 2016 to mark the 50th anniversary of Gene Roddenberry's science fiction series.

Production on the film is expected to begin in June.

Watch a clip from Star Trek Into Darkness below: »

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'Star Trek 3' Wants Idris Elba as the Main Villain

25 March 2015 9:27 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Idris Elba is in early talks to portray the villain in Paramount Pictures' highly-anticipated sci-fi sequel Star Trek 3. No details were given for his character, but Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness cast members Chris Pine (Captain Kirk), Zachary Quinto (Spock), Simon Pegg (Scotty), Karl Urban (Bones), Zoe Saldana (Uhura) and Anton Yelchin (Chekov) are all set to return for the sequel. Production is scheduled to begin in June.

While no details about the villain have been revealed, there are rumors that the Klingons could emerge as an evil force, since they have not been fully shown in the first two movies. That has yet to be confirmed. Paramount and Skydance Pictures would not comment on the casting, or the villain's identity. Even if Idris Elba's character is a Klingon, we likely won't know until the sequel hits theaters. You may recall that it was long »

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Idris Elba In Early Talks for 'Star Trek 3' Villain

25 March 2015 9:13 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Idris Elba is in early talks to play the villain in Star Trek 3, sources confirm to The Hollywood Reporter. Elba would be one of the new additions to the third installment of the franchise, which is in pre-production with Justin Lin at the helm. Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Anton Yelchin, John Cho and Simon Pegg are reprising their respective roles. Pegg is also writing the script with Doug Jung. Details for Elba’s role are being kept hidden somewhere on Ceti Alpha V. Elba is on screens now with Sean Penn in The Gunman, and

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Idris Elba Now in Early Talks to Play Unknown Villain in 'Star Trek 3'

25 March 2015 9:12 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

As of now, we still know very little about Star Trek 3 when it comes to the story. What we do know so far is that Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana and Anton Yelchin will all be back on the Enterprise, with Pegg pulling double duty as co-writer of the script with Doug Jung. Getting behind the camera this time is Justin Lin of the Fast & Furious franchise, which has certainly raised some eyebrows. And now it's time for the supporting cast to get filled out, including the new villain for the sequel, and Variety has word that Pacific Rim and Thor: The Dark Wold star Idris Elba is in talks for the key role. As of now there's no word on who he would play, but there have been rumblings of the Klingons being the main adversaries this time. And when you consider »

- Ethan Anderton

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Idris Elba Eyed For Star Trek 3 Villain Role

25 March 2015 9:08 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

After a string of reports linking him to be the next James Bond, it seems that Luther star Idris Elba is circling another long-running franchise, as Variety brings word that the fan favorite actor is in talks to play the villain role in Justin Lin’s Star Trek 3.

At the time of writing, not much is known about the potential role nor how close Elba is to signing along the dotted line. Still, the report does offer up some interesting tidbits relating to the threequel, and how it may include the Klingons in some shape or form.

Details of Elba’s role are being kept under wraps. Early rumors suggest that Klingons would be the main villains in this movie, as they have not had a full presence in previous installments, but sources would not confirm if that was the case.

What we do know for sure is that, »

- Michael Briers

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Idris Elba in Talks to Play ‘Star Trek 3’ Villain

25 March 2015 8:53 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

After canceling the Apocalypse in “Pacific Rim,” Idris Elba looks to be joining another major sci-fi franchise, as he’s in negotiations to play the villain in “Star Trek 3,” an individual familiar with the project has told TheWrap. Justin Lin will direct Paramount’s sequel, which brings back Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, Karl Urban and Anton Yelchin. J.J. Abrams will produce with his Bad Robot partner Bryan Burke and Skydance’s David Ellison. Production will start this summer after Elba wraps Harmony Korine’s “The Trap.” Also Read: Idris Elba, Robert Pattinson, James Franco, Al »

- Jeff Sneider

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Idris Elba in Talks to Play 'Star Trek 3' Villain

25 March 2015 8:51 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

When Mike wrote about Idris Elba's casting in Harmony Korine's new movie yesterday he referred to him as "everyone's favorite actor to hypothetically cast in movies" and it seems it's becoming less and less hypothetical as of late as Elba has lined up another new role, this one as the possible villain in Star Trek 3 to be directed by Justin Lin (Fast & Furious 6). Variety breaks the news saying Elba is in early talks to play the villain with stars Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana and Anton Yelchin all set to reprise their roles as members of the Enterprise crew. As of now, Pegg and Doug Jung are writing the film's screenplay. There is no word on what character Elba would be playing, but Variety cites rumors suggesting Klingons would be the main villains in the movie. That wouldn't be too surprising. »

- Brad Brevet

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Avengers: Age Of Ultron Star Idris Elba Eyed For Villain Role In Star Trek 3

25 March 2015 8:50 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

According to Variety, Idris Elba is in early talks to play the lead villain in Star Trek 3. Production on the threequel is set to begin in June, and while specific details on the British actor's role are being kept a secret, the site mentions that the Klingons have been suggested as the main foes for the crew of the Enterprise. Sources were unable to confirm this however. Simon Pegg and Doug Jung are writing Star Trek 3, and Justin Lin is directing. The cast so far includes Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana and Anton Yelchin. Despite being busy with Star Wars: The Force Awakens, J.J. Abrams is set to serve as a producer. Elba meanwhile will next be seen in Avengers: Age of Ultron and is currently shooting another season of Luther. What do you think? »

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