Sunday, October 14, 2007

Casting Thus Far…

Zachary Quinto (Heroes) as a certain young Vulcan.

Anton Yelchin (the kid from Hearts in Atlantis) as Pavel Chekov

Chris Pine (Princess Diaries 2) as James Tiberius Kirk [although the ink has not dried yet on this deal.]

Zoe Saldana (Drumline, Pirates of the Caribbean – Curse of the Black Pearl) as Nyota Uhura.

John Cho (Harold and Kumar go to White Castle) as Hikaru Sulu.

Leonard Nimoy (Star Trek TOS) as an elder Spock.

... And now…

SIMON PEGG (Shawn of the Dead, Hot Fuzz) as Montgomery Scott!

Lest there be no doubt… I will be camping out for this one.

It will be wrapped up for a Christmas release in 2008.

Life is good.


Pax Romano said...


Simon Pegg and Nimoy in the same Star Trek film?

Sounds awesome.

Evil Chicken said...

It is frightening how much I’m geeking out for this movie.

I don’t know if you’ve seen “Heroes” but the guy they have cast for young Spock is a dead ringer for what the character would look like at a younger age. Really.

Oh and SIMON PEGG is going to be Scotty. Nuff said. Here… take all of my money for the opening night ticket.

I’m a gushing fanboy – and I’m OK with that.

Evil Chicken said...

All right; just a quick update – Chris Pine has signed on as Captain of the Enterprise and Karl Urban (Lord of the Rings the Two Towers and Return of the King) is going to be Leonard “Bones” McCoy.

Eric Bana (Munich, Hulk, Troy) is going to be a character named Nero. We shall see what we shall see…

The cast is a winning hand. If they play this right Paramount will re-launch the franchise.

I can’t wait.