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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
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
Stars: Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, Charlie Day, Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Spacey, Jamie Foxx, Chris Pine, Christoph Waltz, Jonathan Banks, Lindsay Sloane | Written by Sean Anders, John Morris | Directed by Sean Anders
If ever there was a film that was not ripe for a sequel, it was Horrible Bosses. That film had a finite story, with the trio of idiots: Bateman, Sudeikis and Day, finally getting their comeuppance of their titular bosses. But of course this is Hollywood, where a film that – even when a story doesn’t warrant a sequel – if it makes enough money studio heads will go back to the well enough times to drain it dry… Hence we have Horrible Bosses 2.
This time round directing duties lie with Sean Anders, who penned the script with his frequent writing cohort Jim Morris, both of whom were behind one of the The best teen movies of the past ten years, »
- Phil Wheat
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
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 »
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 »
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. »
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 »
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. »
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.
- James Garcia
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.
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
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.
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: »
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 »
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
- Borys Kit
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
With Fast & Furious's Justin Lin at the helm, and Simon Pegg on co-writing duties, Star Trek 3 will warp into cinemas next Summer, just in time for the franchises's 50th anniversary. With just over a year to go, casting has begun on the third installment of the rebooted series, and it looks like they are going big, with Variety reporting that Idris Elba is in early talks to take on the lead villain role, taking on the returning cast, including Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, and Pegg. Who that character might be is being kept under wraps for now (let's hope they've learned from the Khan debacle and keep a better lid on it this time round), but, as a Star Trek fan, I think it's about time we got to finally see the Klingons, and how awesome would it be too see the sometime Heimdell and Luther staring out from underneath Klingon make up? »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom White)
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
TV Rewind: Watch the Late Late Show with James Corden rewind with Patty Arquette, Chris Pine and Modest Mouse. The Late Late Show with James Corden clips from the show which aired Tuesday, March 24 (12:37 – 1:37 Am, Et/Pt) on the CBS Television Network.Mystery Pizza BoxThe Young and the Restless: James Corden, Patricia Arquette and Chris Pine Act Out a Scene Found in the PrinterAfter James’ writers assistant finds a script on the shared printer with The Young and the Restless, he asks Patricia Arquette and Chris Pine to act out a soap scene without seeing the script.Patricia Arquette […] »
- April Neale
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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