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James Patrick
02-24-2007, 09:48 AM
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/news/e3idc516528ddd1b426d8188c7f10902b44


The Starship Enterprise finally has a new captain.

After months of speculation, J.J. Abrams has signed on to direct the next installment of the "Star Trek" feature franchise, sources said late Friday. "Star Trek XI" revolves around a young James T. Kirk and Mr. Spock, chronicling their first meeting at Starfleet Academy and their first space mission.

Abrams, the prolific co-creator/executive producer of "Lost" and director of "Mission: Impossible -- 3" has been developing the project through his Paramount-based Bad Robot shingle as a producer and writer. But Abrams never committed to directing the project until Friday evening, when the deal was finalized, sources say. Abrams reps at WMA declined comment on the matter.

greg donovan
02-24-2007, 09:50 AM
huh, i thought this was confirmed a long time ago.

i guess that was just the producing part.

TIP
02-24-2007, 09:51 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v230/tiptone/kirk.gif

Vonn Hennigar
02-24-2007, 09:55 AM
:sleepy:

This will be a disaster.

If anyone still cared that is.

greg donovan
02-24-2007, 09:56 AM
:sleepy:

This will be a disaster.

If anyone still cared that is.

[whiny luke skywalker voice]I care...[/whiny luke skywalker voice]

CapnChaos
02-24-2007, 10:32 AM
Much as I like Abrams, I can not see this working at all. There is one Kirk and no one else can be the Shat.

The Roman Candle
02-24-2007, 10:46 AM
Still hate the concept, but Abrams will probably make something at least halfway enjoyable.

joespam
02-24-2007, 01:48 PM
It's possible this might not suck.

Greenville 90210
02-24-2007, 04:02 PM
Might be good.

My friend keeps saying that Sylar from Heroes would be a good "young Spock".

http://heroeswiki.com/images/d/d7/Sylar_face.jpg

I kinda have to agree.

Foolish Mortal
02-24-2007, 04:16 PM
In my opinion, to make it work it's going to have not look and feel like a Star Trek movie.

It's imperative that they break out of the Berman & Braga mold. That's the only way they can make a fresh start.

Ben
02-24-2007, 04:26 PM
Am I the only one that's disappointed to hear it's just going to be a "young Kirk and Spock" movie?

Caley Tibbittz
02-24-2007, 04:38 PM
Am I the only one that's disappointed to hear it's just going to be a "young Kirk and Spock" movie?

No.

But as I learned with Superman Returns, I should save judgement for the actual film. And I really enjoyed MI:III, so this has a chance. I think the biggest thing going against it are the odds of casting it perfectly enough that people won't gripe about missing Shatner and Nimoy. This will be nearly impossible.

alexia
02-24-2007, 04:46 PM
My 1st instinct is that this will suck but, who knows.


Check out the below link. Hopefully it will atleast make someone chuckle a bit.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBXal1GAA4A

Chris McCarver
02-24-2007, 05:00 PM
I'm cautious but loathe to condemn it before seeing even an inch of footage. Still, I wish they'd just given us a DS9 movie or something completely divorced from the other Treks... a Trek movie with all-original characters.

BTW, Alexia, your avatar... that Priss Asagiri from BGC2040?

SethInAz
02-24-2007, 05:01 PM
God, can we please just get on with a war between the Federation/Klingons and the Romulan Empire?

SeanC
02-24-2007, 05:06 PM
God, can we please just get on with a war between the Federation/Klingons and the Romulan Empire?

You could cut the sexual tension with a knife! It's time!

Greenville 90210
02-24-2007, 05:16 PM
I'm cautious but loathe to condemn it before seeing even an inch of footage. Still, I wish they'd just given us a DS9 movie or something completely divorced from the other Treks... a Trek movie with all-original characters.

BTW, Alexia, your avatar... that Priss Asagiri from BGC2040?

DS9! It would probably be the lowest grossing Trek movie of all time though...

SeanC
02-24-2007, 05:32 PM
DS9! It would probably be the lowest grossing Trek movie of all time though...

It looks like someone forgot about if they'd made a VOY movie.

Gregory
02-24-2007, 06:50 PM
I'll say it again: They should steal outright from the O'Brien "Master and Commander" novels. If the recent Russell Crowe movie were set in space, it would have been the best Star Trek story evah.

The Roman Candle
02-24-2007, 07:21 PM
It's my opinion that Trek needs to pull a TNG and skip further ahead into the future, 100 or maybe more years (the further forward they go, the more 24th century stuff they can do if they want to later without fucking up continuity).

Ben
02-24-2007, 07:31 PM
It's my opinion that Trek needs to pull a TNG and skip further ahead into the future, 100 or maybe more years (the further forward they go, the more 24th century stuff they can do if they want to later without fucking up continuity).They should go 1000 years ahead. They should go further out than any scifi show has ever gone. They're exploring different galaxies now, traveling unheard of speeds, but are still trying to understand... their own humanity. Something gay like that.

Gregory
02-24-2007, 07:35 PM
Just so long as every alien race doesn't evolve by becoming more human.

Andrew j
02-24-2007, 07:52 PM
I guess it's possible it could be good but I just can't see how.

Greenville 90210
02-24-2007, 07:52 PM
It's my opinion that Trek needs to pull a TNG and skip further ahead into the future, 100 or maybe more years (the further forward they go, the more 24th century stuff they can do if they want to later without fucking up continuity).

This man knows.

WinterRose
02-25-2007, 11:43 AM
Much as I like Abrams, I can not see this working at all. There is one Kirk and no one else can be the Shat.

Incorrect. Someone is already doing this well over at Star Trek: New Voyages.

Foolish Mortal
02-25-2007, 12:00 PM
It's my opinion that Trek needs to pull a TNG and skip further ahead into the future, 100 or maybe more years (the further forward they go, the more 24th century stuff they can do if they want to later without fucking up continuity).
Yeah, but that would be just redoing Next Generation with a "new coat of paint". If they're going that route, then it would need to be completely different from TNG.

Like for example, not make the cast so human-centric. Have an alien captain like a Trill or Cardassian. Have another android, (A descendant of Data) Maybe some more half-human/half-alien characters. Only have two or three humans in the main supporting cast. Making the bulk of the cast non-human would give the show a more "exotic" feel.

Most of the Star Trek series have been far too human-centric. Maybe because the producers are scared that viewers might not like the show with so many aliens. But I think the franchise needs to take more risks.

WinterRose
02-25-2007, 12:09 PM
Comments like that really make me look forward to the new animated series that was mentioned a month or so ago.

Chris McCarver
02-25-2007, 12:12 PM
Yeah, but that would be just redoing Next Generation with a "new coat of paint". If they're going that route, then it would need to be completely different from TNG.

Like for example, not make the cast so human-centric. Have an alien captain like a Trill or Cardassian. Have another android, (A descendant of Data) Maybe some more half-human/half-alien characters. Only have two or three humans in the main supporting cast. Making the bulk of the cast non-human would give the show a more "exotic" feel.

Most of the Star Trek series have been far too human-centric. Maybe because the producers are scared that viewers might not like the show with so many aliens. But I think the franchise needs to take more risks.

That's why I'd kinda like to see the Star Trek: Titan books be given the audiovisual treatment. A Starfleet ship with an 85% extraterrestrial crew and not all of them humanoid or oxygen-breathers.

greg donovan
02-25-2007, 08:49 PM
Might be good.

My friend keeps saying that Sylar from Heroes would be a good "young Spock".

http://heroeswiki.com/images/d/d7/Sylar_face.jpg

I kinda have to agree.


i am watching "Amok in time" on NBC right now and i totally agree that this guy could pull it off.

greg donovan
02-25-2007, 08:51 PM
i would like to see a trek movie deal with the eugenics war, but since that was before the formation of starfleet it really wouldnt be a trek film.

Kirblar
02-25-2007, 08:53 PM
Well, prepare for the first 2 movies to be really good, and the last 3 to be shit when he gets bored with the material and moves on to other projects.

JBElliott
02-26-2007, 08:56 AM
Might be good.

My friend keeps saying that Sylar from Heroes would be a good "young Spock".

http://heroeswiki.com/images/d/d7/Sylar_face.jpg

I kinda have to agree.

Nope. For acting ability and look, Rome's Tobias Menzies is the only way to go for Spock:


http://www.hbo.com/rome/img/cast/actor/season2/actor_tobiasmenzies.jpg

Taki Soma
02-26-2007, 08:57 AM
I've never been into Star Trek, but this might be something I would watch.

greg donovan
02-26-2007, 08:59 AM
Nope. For acting ability and look, Rome's Tobias Menzies is the only way to go for Spock:


http://www.hbo.com/rome/img/cast/actor/season2/actor_tobiasmenzies.jpg

that could work too.

casting is key for this movie.

Ben
02-26-2007, 09:02 AM
They need to get the guy who played young Spock in Star Trek III, or they're going to have MAJOR continuity problems! Remember the Klingon forehead debacle? That was nothing compared to what could happen!!!

Ryudo
02-26-2007, 09:09 AM
I sort of have hope for this, but I just don't know.

I still say that the next Trek movie needs to have sort of an "all-star" cast. Maybe the Enterprise, but it can be sort of in the background. Admiral Janeway sends a group of ships to deal with some sort of crisis, and the ships get stuck... until Captain Sisko comes back from the wormhole and takes the Defiant to rescue them. Or something like that.

TV-wise, Star Trek: Titan would make a damned good series.

greg donovan
02-26-2007, 09:11 AM
They need to get the guy who played young Spock in Star Trek III, or they're going to have MAJOR continuity problems! Remember the Klingon forehead debacle? That was nothing compared to what could happen!!!

there were 4 actors that played spock when he was younger, at ages 9, 13,17, and 25.

dont know how old the one who played him at 9 is now but the 13 yearold spock in in his mid 30s now and the 27 year old spock is in his 40s and not sure how old the 25 year old spock is.

Caley Tibbittz
02-26-2007, 10:03 AM
i would like to see a trek movie deal with the eugenics war, but since that was before the formation of starfleet it really wouldnt be a trek film.Just make it a time-travel story and you're all set.

Of course, those wars took place in the 1990's, making it a tad uncomfortable continuity-wise, since the intention of any show like Trek is to give the illusion that it will be our actual future, but since our actual past now diverges from the storyline...

nihilance
02-26-2007, 10:26 AM
Like for example, not make the cast so human-centric. Have an alien captain like a Trill or Cardassian. Have another android, (A descendant of Data) Maybe some more half-human/half-alien characters. Only have two or three humans in the main supporting cast. Making the bulk of the cast non-human would give the show a more "exotic" feel.

You are almost right. What they need is to incorporate some actual ALIEN aliens in the crew...not just humans with bumps and spots on their face. At least one or two brand new whacked out alien and maybe even incorporate something classic but updated like a Tholian or a Gorn.

alisonb
02-27-2007, 10:34 AM
For me Tobias Menzies (Brutus in HBO's Rome) would be ideal for Spock. He looks the part and is an excellent actor but also versatile in that he is brilliant at comedy and drama.

There are some clips on You tube :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tdz-YfN2zxY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LcnPpo0tV6M


http://s149.photobucket.com/albums/s49/x_et_tu_brute/Ad%20Hoc/th_Tobias-Menzies-newpic06.jpg

http://s149.photobucket.com/albums/s49/x_et_tu_brute/Rome/th_ep12_02-1.jpg

James Patrick
02-27-2007, 01:17 PM
Here's the official Press Release.


“Star Trek,” one of the most popular and successful franchises in the history of movies and television, returns to the big screen under the creative vision of J.J. Abrams, the force behind “Lost,” “Alias” and “Mission Impossible III” for Paramount Pictures.

The team behind the film will include Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci (‘Mission Impossible III”) who wrote the screenplay and will executive produce with Bryan Burk. JJ Abrams and “Lost” co-creator Damon Lindelof will produce. The film will begin shooting this fall for a Christmas Day 2008 release.

One of the most popular film and television franchises of all time, “Star Trek” has encompassed 726 total episodes for television in six different series, beginning with the original 1966-1969 series created by Gene Roddenberry. The 10 “Star Trek” films have grossed in excess of $1 billion at the worldwide box office. The original characters have been named among the 50 greatest TV characters of all time and the Enterprise has lent its name to two proposed spacecrafts.

"If there's something I'm dying to see, it's the brilliance and optimism of Roddenberry's world brought back to the big screen,” said Abrams. “Alex and Bob wrote an amazing script that embraces and respects Trek canon, but charts its own course. Our goal is to make a picture for everyone -- life-long fans and the uninitiated. Needless to say, I am honored and excited to be part of this next chapter of Star Trek."

Brad Grey, chairman and CEO, Paramount Pictures, said, “We could not be more thrilled to be back in business with J.J. Abrams. The revival of the ‘Star Trek’ franchise is an important part of Paramount’s turnaround.”.

Chris McCarver
02-27-2007, 02:50 PM
For me Tobias Menzies (Brutus in HBO's Rome) would be ideal for Spock. He looks the part and is an excellent actor but also versatile in that he is brilliant at comedy and drama.

There are some clips on You tube :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tdz-YfN2zxY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LcnPpo0tV6M


http://s149.photobucket.com/albums/s49/x_et_tu_brute/Ad%20Hoc/th_Tobias-Menzies-newpic06.jpg

http://s149.photobucket.com/albums/s49/x_et_tu_brute/Rome/th_ep12_02-1.jpg

You know, I could actually see that.

Oh, by the way... hello, new person! Welcome to the Benbo! :)