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Production continues on the next Star Trek movie adventure, Star Trek Beyond, which is currently shooting. The film reunites the core cast of Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, John Cho and Anton Yelchin. Justin Lin - best known for helming four Fast & Furious movies - is directing, and Simon Pegg and Doug Jung have penned the screenplay.
The main new casting addition this time around has been Idris Elba, who's playing the movie's villain. But now we learn too that martial arts actor Joe Taslim has also signed on the dotted line. He previously worked with Justin Lin on Fast & Furious 6, and also featured in The Raid. His role is said to be a "key part opposite Elba", although we know no more than that right now. »
You likely saw him as Jaka in The Raid, or maybe putting the hurt on our heroes as one of Luke Evans’ henchmen in Fast & Furious 6. Now Joe Taslim is headed somewhere very different, joining the cast of Star Trek Beyond. With pretty much everything about the film – beyond the presence of the Enterprise crew veterans including Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, John Cho and Anton Yelchin, plus new franchise faces Idris Elba and Sofia Boutella – still being kept behind a protective shield, The Hollywood Reporter offers no real details about what Taslim will be up to in the film. But the trade mag does indicate that he has a key role opposite Elba, who will be the film’s big threat. So we’d expect Kirk and co. to have some trouble with him...With a script by Pegg and Doug Jung and »
The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that The Raid and Fast & Furious 6’s Joe Taslim is to reunite with director Justin Lin on the currently in production Star Trek Beyond. Character details are being kept under wraps, but Taslim’s role is being described as “a key part” opposite Idris Elba’s villain.
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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) and Joe Taslim (The Raid).
- Gary Collinson
With the film currently in production, the cast of Star Trek Beyond grows by one with The Hollywood Reporter revealing that The Raid’s Joe Taslim is joining Justin Lin's, who previously worked with the actor on Fast & Furious 6, inaugural voyage with the franchise. Taslim joins the core cast, as well as other newcomers Idris Elba as the movie’s big bad and Kingsman: The Secret Service’s Sofia Boutella in a mystery role. Nothing much is known about Taslim’s character, other than he is connected to Elba in some way (more than likely his right hand man), but considering his background, and how Lin used him in the previous collaboration, we can expect the actor to break our some incredibly impressive martial arts skills. Star Trek Beyond is set for release July 8th 2016. »
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Another new cast member has been added to Star Trek Beyond as THR reports that Joe Taslim (The Raid) has signed on for the third installment of the rebooted Star Trek franchise. Joe Taslim has worked with Star Trek Beyond director Justin Lin once before in Fast & Furious 6 as Jah, one of the villains working underneath Luke Evans' character. The specifics of Taslim's role are... Read More »
- Kevin Fraser
The Raid: Redemption and Fast & Furious 6 star Joe Taslim is moving from the action movie genre to sci-fi, signing on for a role in Star Trek Beyond. Heat Vision Blog doesn't have any details about his character, except that it is a "key part" opposite Idris Elba, who plays a villain. The project reunites the actor with filmmaker Justin Lin, who directed him in Fast & Furious 6.
Aside from Idris Elba and Joe Taslim, Sofia Boutella is the only other new cast member confirmed for Star Trek Beyond. Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness stars Chris Pine (Captain Kirk), Zachary Quinto (Spock), Zoe Saldana (Uhura), Karl Urban (Bones), Simon Pegg (Scotty), Anton Yelchin (Chekov) and John Cho (Sulu) all reprise their roles in the sci-fi sequel. The plot centers on the U.S.S. Enterprise crew starting their five-year mission, with director Justin Lin teasing last month that »
Star Trek 3, which is now known as Star Trek Beyond, recently started production with a couple of notable additions to the cast. But it.s never too late to invite more people to the party, and in that spirit, they added a total martial arts badass to the call sheet in the form of Joe Taslim. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Indonesian actor, who practices Silat, Judo, and a variety of other martial arts, has joined the deep space mission of Star Trek Beyond, which is currently filming in Vancouver, BC, Canada. Taslim first came to worldwide acclaim with Gareth Evans. The Raid, later retitled The Raid: Redemption, punched and kicked its way to global renown, with the actor playing one of a crew of cops who invade a gangster.s high-rise stronghold and have to fight their way to the top. However, he.s probably most widely »
For all of the talk of Star Trek Beyond placing the spotlight on frontierism and adventure – tenets considered to be fundamental to the franchise’s DNA – Paramount has no intention of chucking the baby out with the bath water, after it confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that The Raid and Fast and Furious 6 star Joe Taslim will join the ranks for Justin Lin’s upcoming sequel.
While details of Taslim’s role are scarce on the ground, THR notes that it is a “a key part opposite [Idris] Elba, who plays a villain.” Either way, given his action credentials, the addition of the Chinese-Indonesian actor can only bolster Beyond‘s line-up, and we’re excited to see how he fits into Justin Lin’s anticipated threequel.
- Michael Briers
The cast of Star Trek Beyond just got a little bigger. The Hollywood Reporter have revealed that Indonesian actor and martial arts specialist Joe Taslim has been beamed aboard to join the cast of Justin Lin's sequel. Details on his role are currently sketchy, but THR are claiming that it is "a key part" opposite Idris Elba, who plays the movie's villain. Taslim is the third addition to the film's talented ensemble cast, joining Elba and Kingsman's Sofia Boutella on the project. Taslim made his breakthrough with his role as a police officer in Gareth Evans' popular cult action hit, The Raid. However, he may be more recognizable to moviegoers for his small part as one of Luke Evans' supporting villains in 2013's Fast & Furious 6 (which was also directed by Lin). Whoever he is playing, chances are it'll be a very physical role - and he's »
The action in Star Trek Beyond just got a little more exciting. Joe Taslim of Fast & Furious 6 and The Raid: Redemption has boarded the sci-fi sequel, joining fellow franchise newcomers Idris Elba and Sofia Boutella. Read all about the Star Trek Beyond Joe Taslim casting after the jump. Taslim’s role is being kept […]
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The third film in the rebooted "Star Trek" film franchise, Taslim's role is said to be a key part playing opposite the film's main villain Idris Elba. It's a familiar position for Taslim who was in the same position opposite Luke Evans in the Lin-directed "Fast and Furious 6".
Currently in production in Vancouver, the film sees the return of main cast members Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, Anton Yelchin, Karl Urban and John Cho alongside first timer Sofia Boutella.
The film is set to get a July 8th 2016 release date.
Source: Heat Vision »
- Garth Franklin
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