Monday, January 16, 2012

Filming has begun on the Untitled Star Trek Sequel!

Alrighty, folks. It's official. Filming has begun on J. J. Abrams' sequel to the 2009 Star Trek reboot. Rumors have been surrounding the project for months. At one point Benicio Del Toro was involved, but recently Benedict Cumberbatch of BBC's Sherlock (SWOON!!!1one) has landed a role. IMDB has already put him in the role of Khan Noonien Singh portrayed by Ricardo Montalban on The Original Series and in subsequent films. Cumberbatch is not confirming that he is the film's villain, however.

Press Release 

JJ Abrams Begins Production On Next “Star Trek” Movie 

Paramount Pictures announced that principal photography has commenced in Los Angeles, CA on the sequel to STAR TREK from director J.J. Abrams. The film will be released on May 17, 2013 in 3D. The 2009 re-launch of the "Star Trek" franchise by Abrams was met with critical acclaim and a worldwide gross of over $385 million at the box office.

Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions present a Bad Robot Production of a J.J. Abrams Film. Returning to their posts on the Enterprise are John Cho, Bruce Greenwood, Simon Pegg, Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, and Anton Yelchin. They are joined by new cast members Benedict Cumberbatch, Alice Eve and Peter Weller

Based upon "Star Trek" created by Gene Roddenberry, the film is produced by J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk, Damon Lindelof, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci. The script was written by Alex Kurtzman & Robert Orci & Damon Lindelof

Jeffrey Chernov, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Paul Schwake are the executive producers. The director of photography is Dan Mindel, ASC, BSC. The production designer is Scott Chambliss. The film is edited by Maryann Brandon, A.C.E. and Mary Jo Markey, A.C.E. The costume designer is Michael Kaplan. The music is by Michael Giacchino.

Several new faces have been added to the cast, the aforementioned Cumberbatch, Alice Eve, who is starring opposite John Cusack in the new Edgar Allen Poe film "The Raven," and Peter Weller, who is no stranger to the Star Trek franchise, appearing on Star Trek: Voyager.

What do you think the plot of this sequel will be? Do you think Benedict Cumberbatch will play Khan?

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