Thursday, December 15, 2011

Star Trek 2 - 3D May 2013 Release




It is difficult to grasp that a series such as Star Trek has been working successfully for over forty five years.  It will make a great sixty fifth birthday present for me and perhaps a fitting one.  I am also reminded of just how strenuously the studio management of the sixties and early seventies opposed any semblance of a science fiction product been promoted even though there were plenty of indicators that it might be a good idea.

In the end, they all timed out and the stunning success of Star Wars made the economic argument once and for all.  Since then, the economic argument has been one of total dominance.  I posted a while back that of the top 38 grossing films of all time, however that is calculated, only a couple were not drawn from fantasy and science fiction.  This is not dominance but a complete route.

As well, as a long time reader of the literature, since I was nine years old, I also know there are plenty of potential products on the shelves that can be brought to the screen.  We have only seen the low hanging fruit so far that was blindingly obvious but technically daunting until recently.

River World by Phillip Jose Farmer is a natural for a long series of movies without excessive special effects demands and should work well.  It nicely informs the audience of historical characters that are all interesting in their own right.  How else could you meet Richard Burton without the baggage of nineteenth century London?

Star Trek 2 3D Confirmed for May 2013 Release

Star Trek 2 hits theaters May 17, 2013 in 3D
Nov 23, 2011 by Brian Gallagher


Earlier today, Sony Pictures moved its sci-fi tale Singularity out of the May 17, 2013 release slot, scheduling it for November 1, 2013. Paramount Pictures is taking advantage of the opening, by slotting its highly-anticipated sequel Star Trek 2 into the May 17, 2013 release date.

Back in JuneJ.J. Abrams said he won't be making Star Trek 2 in 3D, although it appears that has changed. This new report reveals the sequel will be presented in 3D, but it isn't known if they plan to shoot it in 3D, or convert it in post-production.


We reported last week that Star Trek 2 will start production on January 15, 2012, which gives the sci-fi sequel plenty of time for both filming and post-production. That report also revealed director J.J. Abrams is scouting locations in Hawaii for a "jungle planet."


Star Trek cast members Chris PineZachary QuintoZoe Saldana, and other key actors are expected to return for the sequel, although no deals have been made yet. J.J. Abrams will directStar Trek 2 from a screenplay by Roberto OrciAlex Kurtzman, and Damon Lindelof.


Star Trek 2 comes to theaters May 17th, 2013 and stars Zoe SaldanaChris PineZachary QuintoAnton YelchinSimon PeggKarl UrbanJohn ChoAlice Eve. The film is directed by J.J. Abrams.

3 comments:

Unknown said...

Awesome!

James said...

"May 17, 2013" - Does anyone really think we can make it that far into the future? Is it that those people that make the movies know something the rest of us don't know, that maybe we have been led astray all this time thinking that the U.S. is heading for a big downfall, when truthfully, it has a great deal of time left? Or is that just part of the cover-up to make those that can't see past the nose on their face to believe there is a future for the whole world?

James said...

"May 17, 2013" - Does anyone really think we can make it that far into the future? Is it that those people that make the movies know something the rest of us don't know, that maybe we have been led astray all this time thinking that the U.S. is heading for a big downfall, when truthfully, it has a great deal of time left? Or is that just part of the cover-up to make those that can't see past the nose on their face to believe there is a future for the whole world?

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