STAR TREK CONVENTION 09 IN LAS VEGAS
the line waiting to meet zq
room full of people seeing shatner
shatner & nimoy, no sandles
* the 3 spocks:
nimoy does the vucan salute
shatnoy hsare a hug
Abrams To Produce Two Paramount Franchise Sequels For 2011?
Tonight Variety reported that Abrams hired Josh Applebaum and Andre Nemec to write the screenplay for MI4, based on a story that Abrams developed with the pair. Although not well known, Abrams worked with the writers on his spy show Alias (as he had with Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, who penned the MI3 script with Abrams). Abrams on board as a co-producer with Tom Cruise, who apparently has ironed out all his issues with Paramount. According to the report, Cruise’s character Ethan Hunt will be "involved in an onscreen capacity" as well, but it isn’t clear if he will be the star.
It does not appear that Abrams will be returning to the director’s for MI4, but he will have much to do as a co-producer. JJ is also the producer for the next Star Trek film, which he may direct as well, depending on other projects. As of now, reports indicate that both films are slated for 2011 (likely summer), but it is not clear if one film will push the other to a later date. Paramount signed writer deals for the Star Trek sequel (with Orci, Kurtzman and Lindelof), back in April, so in theory that project has a head start, with that script due by December.
But if Paramount want JJ Abrams to produce and direct Star Trek Something Something, and produce Mission Impossible 4 (along with all his other film and TV projects), it is hard to imagine both films coming out in the summer of 2011.
william shatner still hasn't seen the new film.
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eta: here! is details about the star trek dvd, with a gag reel! :D