Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Six Pack of Trek Photos & Other Trek News

JJ Abrams is in post production on Star Trek and has released six exclusive images from the film. All of the images are pretty badass and give the fans a real idea what the look of the film will be like. We get our first look at the full crew together, Spock in some serious action, Kirk trying to climb an ice wall, a look at the USS Kelvin, a starship from a generation prior to the original Star Trek cast and the villain of the newest Trek film, Nero. The films images come from six different major industry websites including JoBlo, TrekMovie, IGN, AICN, UGO and MTV but I have gathered them all for you here below. Enough chatter, check em out below....

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In other Star Trek News JJ Abrams has commented on why he decided to take on the epic scifi franchise. He told the Guardian, "I think it was the opportunity to tell a story that was based on a world and characters that I felt were just compelling and optimistic and the opportunity to treat that universe with a kind of energy and excitement and the resources we had." Abrams also explained that the film isn't just a re-boot but an entire new interpretation of the Star Trek franchise. "It didn't feel like a classic reboot or prequel. It is a brand new thing inspired by characters that are poised to make a big comeback," said Abrams.

Abrams also talked with MTV News and had a few things to say on the running time of the new film. “It will be a two-hour movie,” Abrams said. Continuing Abrams explained why only a two-hour running time. Abrams explained, "I’m sick of these two hours and forty-five minute movies. Seriously, it’s like I don’t have enough time to stay two hours and forty-five minutes. I’m exhausted just saying that twice. I can’t stand it."

Lastly TrekMovie says that the full length trailer for "Star Trek" will preceed Sony's latest 007 film, "Quantum of Solace." Paramount has not fully endorsed the idea of releasing the trailer with a non-Paramount film, but it is being heavily considered.

What are your thoughts on the six new Star Trek images? Will Abrams successfully bring back life to the Star Trek franchise with this film? How cool does Bana look as Nero? Are you suprised that the film is only 2 hours? I like the fact that Abrams says the film is only inspired by the original series, not a reboot!