Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Eric Bana on Star Trek and more...

Woot! One of my current favorite actors Eric Bana, has just signed on to J.J. Abrams Star Trek as the villain. Unfortunately not much is known about the film yet, but I'm definitely getting excited. Now what we really need to find out is who will play the young Kirk???

UPDATE - Ok, it looks like I spoke, err posted, a bit too soon this morning on this story before I'd done a little digging around. Bana's character will be a villain named Nero, but all plot details or a character description are still being kept secret. recently posted a very good interview with Trek writer Robert Orci, where he said that he has just turned in his second draft of the film, and is very pleased with it. He focused a lot on giving the the villain more depth in this draft, although the most important dynamic of the film will definitely still be the relationship between Kirk, McCoy and Spock. Check out the interview for more insight.

As for casting, two of the more minor characters have been announced. Anton Yelchin will play Checkov, and Zoe Saldana will play Lt Uhura. They're both young actors who you might've seen in a few smaller projects, but this is a big step in both of their careers. But the really big rumor of the moment though, is that Chris Pine is in talks to play the lead role of James Kirk. And just who the heck is Chris Pine... well that's a good question. He's been in a few things you've probably heard of like Just my Luck, and Smokin Aces but for the most part he really is an unknown. And for my money, that's a good thing. Word is that he might not get the job though; and not because Paramount doesn't want him, but because he is also up for a lead role opposite George Clooney in the crime thriller White Jazz! I guess when you're hot, you're hot. They'd better decide soon though as Trek is set to start filming this November.

I'll look out for more updates as they come in.


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