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Christmas 2008

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Paramount Pictures today officially announced the return of Star Trek on Christmas Day 2008.

 

"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," J.J. Abrams was quoted in a Paramount press release, which in its title again confirmed Abrams will be directing the new Trek film. Abrams continued: "[Alex Kurtzman] and Roberto Orci] 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."

 

Kurtzman and Orci, who previously worked on Abrams' Mission: Impossible III, were the only writers mentioned in the press release. They will also serve as executive producers along with Bryan Burk, while Abrams and Lost co-creator Damon Lindelof will produce the film. Shooting is currently scheduled to begin in the Fall.

 

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

 

Earlier today, casting rumors for the new film surfaced (story), but Paramount's press release contained no information on the film's cast.

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Seems like a bunch of information has come out this week related to the new movie. Hopefully next will be something related to the plot or the casting.

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I just wish it wasn't so far away, I won't be able to see it on Christmas. I'm with the family all day

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I just wish it wasn't so far away, I won't be able to see it on Christmas. I'm with the family all day

But Star Trek makes a much better family. :wow:

Anyway, I saw something that made me cringe a little. They said that it was going to be written for both life long fans and the uninitiated. To me, that made me think back to Nemesis, and look how that worked out.

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I was just thinking the same thing MrPsychic. I'm picturing wire work, flashy camera moves, and a "universal" story so everyone can relate, or maybe an attempt to make an action film that won't work for Trek. All in all, the idea of a new film scares me. I hope I'm just overreacting though.

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I am really glad it won't be a prequel. I don't like prequels. Reimagine-ings are awesome, if BSG is any indicator...

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My kids and I are already planning to attend the Opening Day Show.

I will be first in line.

If it kills me. :P

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I don't care if it's good...I don't care if it blows goats...i'll see it to support my franchise and to let Paramount know that we still care... i'll be right there with you 1st in line, my friend!

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