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Simon Pegg, Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Anton Yelchin and the film’s new villain Idris Elba are in Dubai shooting Star Trek Beyond. Under the direction of new director Justin Lin (Fast and Furious 4-7), the crew held a press conference this week to talk about their time at the location shooting the third film in the rebooted Star Trek franchise.
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L-r: Executive Producer Jeffrey Chernov, Writer Douglas Jung, Director and Producer Justin Lin, Chris Pine, Writer and Actor Simon Pegg, Zachary Quinto, Idris Elba, Karl Urban, Anton Yelchin attends a press conference promoting ‘Star Trek Beyond’ at Burj Al Arab on September 30, 2015 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures)
The press conference, which was attended by more than 100 local and international media, included the film’s director and producer Justin Lin, executive producer Jeffrey Chernov, writers Douglas Jung & Simon Pegg and stars Pegg, Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Anton Yelchin and Idris Elba.
Dubai Film and TV Commission announced that Star Trek Beyond, the latest film in the globally renowned sci-fi franchise, will »
- Michelle McCue
The cast of the Enterprise is heading into uncharted territories of deep space in Star Trek Beyond, and that means exotic locations will be needed. After filming in Vancouver, Canada, production moved to Dubai, where they will film for 13 days around the city and in studio space. What will this location serve? As the cast and crew teased during a press conference, it.s the world of tomorrow. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Chris Pine (Captain Kirk), Simon Pegg (Scotty), Zachary Quinto (Spock), Anton Yelchin (Chekov), Karl Urban (Bones), and Idris Elba (the unannounced villain of the film) will be setting up shop for scenes that include 200 extras. Star Trek Beyond producer Jeffrey Chernov said during the press conference that they came to Dubai searching for the future, and they found it. He also said that both the script dictating the location and the location dictating the script led the »
UK sales outfit Embankment Films has boarded international sales on the $20m feature, which will now be directed by actor-director Saul Rubinek (True Romance) who has taken over from Sliding Doors filmmaker Peter Hewitt.
Also new to the English-language production is financier Tien Ran Media Group, a subsidiary of e-commerce giant Alibaba, which is making its first foray into international film production.
Tien Ran replaces Show + Share Investment as the film’s primary Chinese financier.
The Golden Era distributor Stellar Mega Films is due to release locally.
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During a chat with MTV to promote his new movie Beasts of No Nation, British actor Idris Elba has offered up a few words on the currently-in-production Star Trek Beyond, which sees him taking on the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise as the main villain.
“Simon Pegg and the team have written a very interesting, complex journey for my character. You’ve never seen me play a character like this. I think Star Trek has prided themselves as being quite classic when it comes to villains. He’s a guy who wants to end the world, there’s no doubt about that. But in this version of the film, there’s a slightly different twist to that. It’s quite an interesting journey, which I think is groundbreaking for the franchise. But, it still keeps with the ’classic bad guy is a classic bad guy’ tone.”
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- Gary Collinson
Ever since Idris Elba entered discussions to play an unspecified character in Paramount's Star Trek Beyond back in March, it was always rumored that he is playing the main villain. While we still don't know his character's name, actor/screenwriter Simon Pegg revealed earlier this year that Idris Elba is playing a brand new character who hasn't been established in any of the previous Star Trek movies or TV shows. While promoting his upcoming movie Beasts of No Nation, Idris Elba revealed to MTV that he has never played a character like this before.
"Simon [Pegg] and the team have written a very interesting, complex journey for my character. You've never seen me play a character like this."
Idris Elba confirmed in July that his unnamed character has a "confrontation" with Zachary Quinto's Spock, although Simon Pegg has confirmed that Idris Elba's character is not a Klingon. It's worth noting, »
Trekkies who are impatiently awaiting the arrival of Star Trek Beyond will have to wait a few more weeks. Paramount Pictures has shifted the sequel's release date from July 8, 2016 to July 22, 2016. A two-week shift may seem inconsequential, but, this shift means you'll have a better chance of seeing the movie in the IMAX format next summer.
Deadline reports that Warner Bros. has secured every IMAX theater for the release of Tarzan on July 1, 2016, which would have meant that Star Trek Beyond couldn't get an IMAX release. Shifting the release to July 22 means there will be an IMAX release for this Star Trek sequel, but it isn't known if Paramount plans on securing every IMAX theater or not. Whether or not this will impact the box office results remains to be seen, but the strategy has already worked on a different movie.
Paramount employed the same release strategy with the summer blockbuster Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation. »
Paramount Pictures has pushed back the Justin Lin-directed "Star Trek Beyond" by two weeks, now opening the film on July 22nd next year. That date opens it up against "Ice Age: Collision Course" and Guy Ritchie's "Knights of the Round Table".
Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, Anton Yelchin, John Cho, Idris Elba, Sofia Boutella and Joe Taslim star in the project which boasts a script by Simon Pegg and Doug Jung.
That also puts the film out a month and a half before the franchise's 50th Anniversary on September 8th.
Source: Paramount Pictures »
- Garth Franklin
It looks like we’re going to have to wait a little longer for the third instalment of Paramount’s rebooted Star Trek series, with Deadline reporting that Star Trek Beyond has been pushed back three weeks from July 8th 2016 to July 22nd 2016.
The release date switch puts Beyond in direct competition with Guy Ritchie’s Knights of the Round Table: King Arthur and the animated sequel Ice Age 5, although it does mean that Paramount will be able to secure IMAX screenings for the film, with David Yates’ Tarzan having secured these screens in early July.
Star Trek Beyond is set for release on July 22nd 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, »
- Gary Collinson
With the first day of principal photography now in the can, series producer Frank Marshall has revealed our first look at Matt Damon as Jason Bourne ahead of Bourne 5, and you’d hardly think the actor ever took a brief hiatus from the action franchise.
Shooting on the as-yet-untitled sequel kicked off in Tenerife, Spain earlier this week, where Universal’s production will remain until at least early October. Interestingly, Marshall referred to the production as ‘Bourne 2016′ in his Tweet, hinting that the studio will opt for a subtitle over a numerical sequel, as many had already assumed.
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Details on the story are, as you would imagine, thin on the ground. Paul Greengrass’ anticipated actioner recently recruited Vincent Cassel in the role of the villain – an asset dispatched with one primary goal in mind: to hunt down the elusive Jason Bourne. Throughout the course of the series, »
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Just because Dredd didn't catch on as hoped, it doesn't mean there aren't many 2000Ad strips that shouldn't be overlooked.
In 1977, a bearded young man made Star Wars, a little film you may have heard of. Said movie went on to imprint itself onto the public's hearts, and spawned a franchise that's (thankfully) never been stronger.
However, popular culture gained another iconic creation in that same year: 2000Ad, the self-titled Galaxy's Greatest Comic. It's fair to say that, while you could likely find a hermit in the world's deepest, darkest cave with some knowledge of Star Wars, 2000Ad has less global recognition.
Over the years, though, 2000Ad has continued to flourish, and has, recently, begun to expand its reach: the comic now has its own podcast (the Thrill-Cast, well worth a listen, featuring interviews with major creators from across the comic's run); an app for digital downloads is available; and »
Ever since the ultra-violent 2012 Karl Urban headlined adaptation of Dredd hit theatres, fans everywhere have been holding their breath for a much deserved sequel. Unfortunately their hopes have been dashed several times despite highly publicised campaigns aimed at turning the studios heads.
However, there may be some shining light at the end of the tunnel as co-creator John Wagner took to Facebook to answer some fans questions.
During a conversation on whether or not a sequel could happen Wagner commented, “There will be a new Dredd film…it’s just a question of when.”
While this may sound a tad ambiguous, it’s really the first time that the creator has spoken about a new film. Alex Garland, who wrote the screenplay for Dredd and also produced, has previously admitted that another adaptation of some sort is inevitable in the near future although he won’t be involved. Karl Urban »
- Gavin Logan
The chances of an official, fully-fledged film sequel to 2012’s Dredd have all but been extinguished over the past years, with even a strong campaign failing to persuade anyone to stump up the necessary $40m or so to make the project happen. As such, Karl Urban’s days as Ol’ Stoney Face seem done and dusted, no matter how keen the actor is to reprise the role.
“There will be a new Dredd film”, he posted on Facebook, “it’s just a question of when”.
That was pretty much the same line that »
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).
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Sitting in the development garage since at least 2011, action project Overdrive has hardly lived up to its name so far, generating a lot of interest without actually gaining any momentum. Producer Pierre Morel and director Antonio Negret are hoping that will change now they have The Longest Ride’s Scott Eastwood on board to star.Assuming everything comes together this time, the film, written by Wanted’s Michael Brandt and Derek Haas, focuses on two American brothers who decide to push their car-thief career into top gear by heading to France. But they end up running afoul of a much more dangerous criminal. In its long road to the screen, the film has attracted several variations of the sibling duo with Alex Pettyfer and Matthew Goode, Karl Urban and Ben Barnes and Jamie Bell and Garrett Hedlund all loosely attached at one time or another, with the film passing through »
Talented French actor Vincent Cassel has joined the cast of the untitled fifth Bourne movie. According to Variety, Cassel is set to play a villainous role in the action sequel. Sources claim the Ocean's Twelve star will be an assassin hunting down Matt Damon's elusive Jason Bourne - in the vein of characters portrayed by the likes of Clive Owen and Karl Urban in the original trilogy. Cassel joins an already impressive cast, which includes Tommy Lee Jones and Alicia Vikander, alongside franchise veterans Damon and Julia Stiles. The Bourne Supremacy/Ultimatum director Paul Greengrass is back at the helm once again as well. Damon recently claimed this sequel would be set in a "post-Snowden world", and revealed that filming starts this week in Greece. The original Bourne trilogy was immensely popular with both fans and critics alike, raking in almost $1 billion at the global box office. Comparitvely, 2012's »
Joining the likes of Tommy Lee Jones, Alicia Vikander and, following a brief spell on the sidelines while Legacy was in the ether, Matt Damon, there’s no word yet on who the esteemed French actor will be playing, though his casting is surely a major coup for Universal as it looks to get its Bourne action series back on track.
Throughout his career, Cassel has appeared in a variety of different roles on both sides of the moral compass. Chief among those is his part in the Ocean sequels, along with Darren Aronofsky’s adorned Black Swan. According to today’s report, he’ll be playing an asset, a mysterious figure who is tasked with hunting Damon’s titular agent. Across the course of the series, »
- Michael Briers
Paul Greengrass is back to direct and co-pen the script with Christopher Rouse. Frank Marshall again produces the action-thriller alongside Jeffrey Weiner for Captivate Entertainment. Greengrass, Damon, Greg Goodman and Ben Smith also produce. Rouse and Henry Morrison serve as executive producers.
Plot details are unknown at this time, though sources say Cassel will play an assassin tracking Bourne. Cassel joins the ranks of Clive Owen, Karl Urban and Edgar Ramirez, who played the villains in previous “Bourne” chapters.
Production is expected to begin later this summer. The film will bow on July 29, 2016.
Damon’s three Bourne movies, which began in 2002 and ended in 2007, grossed nearly $1 billion at the worldwide box office. »
- Justin Kroll
Cassel will play an assassin tracking Matt Damon's Jason Bourne in the film, the fourth time the series has employed a killer on the hunt for Bourne - Clive Owen, Karl Urban and Edgar Ramirez played the previous three.
Source: Variety »
- Garth Franklin
"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.
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- Michael Stevens
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