Chris Pine was on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night, promoting Star Trek Into Darkness once more. Everything that needs to be said about the movie has probably already been said (which is why the actor regurgitated a story we just heard from Simon Pegg,) so here is the quick recap. 85%+ on Rotten Tomatoes and $14+ million through the end of Thursday. Hollywood expects $100 by Sunday. We shall see. Continue Reading
Yesterday featured the third new Chris Pine pic of the week making itself known. The actor has already joined productions of Stretch and Into the Woods, but now he is setting up for a film called Z for Zachariah which is an adaptation of a science fiction novel. The movie is billed as a psychological thriller about a ‘last survivor’ girl of a nuclear apocalypse who inevitably finds out she is not really alone. Here is the press release.
Material Pictures and Zik Zak Filmworks are pleased to announce Chris Pine, Amanda Seyfried, and Chewitel Ejiofor have joined the cast ofZ FOR ZACHARIAH. The film will be directed by Craig Zobel (The Great World of Sound, Compliance) from a script penned by Nissar Modi. Material Pictures’ Tobey Maguire and Matthew Plouffe will produce alongside Zik Zak Filmworks’ Skúli Malmquist, Thor Sigurjonsson and Palomar Pictures’ Joni Sighvatsson. Gary Ross and Lucky Hat Entertainment’s Stephen Bannatyne will executive produce, along with Silver Reel’s Claudia Bluemhuber and Lotus Entertainment’s Jim Seibel and Bill Johnson. Lotus will commence international sales at Cannes. CAA arranged financing for the project, and CAA and WME will co-represent domestic rights.
An adaptation of Robert C. O’Brien’s classic science fiction novel of the same name, Z FOR ZACHARIAH is a psychological thriller about a girl who believes she is the only survivor after a devastating nuclear event, but comes to learn she is not alone.
On Tuesday, I reported that Chris Pine was set for a Smokin’ Aces reunion with director Joe Carnahan, and now there is word of yet another project drawing Captain Kirk’s attention. Following a mega 2013 which features the releasing of Star Trek Into Darkness and Jack Ryan, the actor is set up to join a big screen musical called Into the Woods opposite Johnny Depp, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Meryl Streep. This project has been percolating for a while now with Chicago director Rob Marshall set to direct this $100 million production. The goal is to capitalize on Les Miserables’ recent boost to the genre.
After 2013, Chris Pine may very well be a much bigger star. The actor will be seen in next week’s release of Star Trek Into Darkness and Paramount’s reboot of the Jack Ryan series. While the former is where the money is at, the latter has legs all the way back to the early 90′s which makes us believe it will be a hit once the fresh take from director Kenneth Branagh releases in December.
Having said that, we are a bit intrigued (more than usual at least) in regards to the actor’s follow-up projects. The Wrap has the story today say that his next role has been booked, and it will come in Joe Carnahan’s comedic thriller Stretch. The project will reunite the actor with his Smokin’ Aces helmer which is easily the headline here today.
As for the project itself, it centers on Insidious star Patrick Wilson who plays a limo driver who chauffeurs around a mysterious billionaire who ‘drags him to hell and back.’ In other words, we are getting a bit of a Collateral vibe here. For those who forget that particular feature, it starred Jamie Foxx as a taxi driver for a hitman played by Tom Cruise. While we do not expect the same quality (or the same plot,) it is also worth noting at this time that Pine’s role remains a secret.
Yet another clip for Star Trek Into Darkness has hit the web. This one features more dialogue than action as Chris Pine’s Captain Kirk and Zoe Saldana’s Uhura have a moment in an elevator where they both share gripes about Spock. With each additional clip for the J.J. Abrams blockbuster, we are seeing more and more that the film is tremendously deep with just as many angles to look at as Iron Man 3. Let the comparisons begin as the two will likely end up the kings of May 2013. Continue Reading
Even though there is a tremendous amount of hype for Iron Man 3 right now, the marketing campaign for Star Trek Into Darkness is holding its own and box office pundits still expecting the film to debut with over $100 million a mere 14 days later. We have new clips to check out today and they are good ones, particularly the first which features Simon Pegg’s Scotty and Chris Pine’s Captain Kirk running around on the Enterprise. This attempts to recapture the magic seen four years ago in a sequence that had Kirk trying to save Scotty after the two beam aboard the ship, placing the latter in what appeared to be a cooling tube filled with water and destined for a turbine. Continue Reading
Earlier today, we saw a Scotty profile for Star Trek Into Darkness and now comes another featurette, this one titled Second Look. Spoiler Alert: The film still looks incredible. Release is set for May 17.
Want to see Chris Pine get thoroughly out-acted in a scene? The latest clip for Star Trek Into Darkness shows just that as the film’s antagonist played by Sherlock vet Benedict Cumberbatch absolutely owns Captain Kirk in the dramatic category. To be fair, this is a bit out of context so Pine’s allure is not as good as it will likely be through the lens of the full feature which does not appear flooded with Avengers-like scenes such as the following… Continue Reading
The marketing campaign continues to go into full swing for J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek Into Darkness. In the past 24 hours, two clips have been released (the volcano sequence and ‘ship will not fit’ sequence,) but now we have some posters with Alice Eve, Benedict Cumberbatch, Zachary Quinto, Chris Pine, John Cho, Karl Urban and Zoe Saldana to go with them.
The first sneak peek for Star Trek Into Darkness quietly made its way onto the net Monday afternoon. This is part of the preview shown in December before The Hobbit which showcased the film’s opening scenes. In other words, this reveals nothing people already were not aware of; however, many of you missed out on the footage so I will elaborate a bit. Where we are right now is in the first act right after Captain Kirk and Bones run away from an indigenous population mid-mission. They dive underwater where the Enterprise is hiding (thus the get-up) and now they have to rescue Spock from a volcano. Continue Reading
Check out this brand new trailer for Star Trek Into Darkness. It may not be the last, but it is easily the most action-packed and brilliant of the bunch. This is the third of its kind going into release less than a month from now. As previously established, the pic is a massive one, crashing the IMAX site when pre-sales first came online for the film’s sneak peek. That is the first time such an event happened since the release of The Dark Knight Rises, suggesting a sizable sequel bump could be in the cards even though its opening is not expected to transcend that of Iron Man 3. Continue Reading
Today brings with it some foreign poster art for Star Trek Into Darkness. The film is hitting its marketing stride as publicity for May releases hit a fever pitch. This is one movie that will be tough to ignore though as the hype is tremendous for what looks to be J.J. Abrams’ final movie in the franchise (at least from the director’s chair.) Many are curious as it is said to be the man’s best work to date, and it is so good that Paramount took the unusual step of screening the first few minutes of the film in IMAX venues back in December. Having seen it, I can say that the next Star Trek movie is every bit as good as one would imagine. Continue Reading
There is a brand new trailer out for Star Trek Into Darkness today as the international marketing campaign ramps up. This new spot shines the spotlight on Benedict Cumberbatch who plays a former Star Fleet commander who is now a bad egg. While things definitely look grim to say the least, we all have been promised by J.J. himself the same lighthearted tone captured in the series’ reboot three years prior, so ignore the curtains on the drapes for now if Darkness is not your thing. Continue Reading
Want more of Admiral Pike berating Chris Pine’s Captain Kirk? You got it as such a scene takes center stage in Paramount’s second theatrical trailer (and third overall) for Star Trek Into Darkness. The fresh look is just as action-packed as prior takes on the feature although it is careful not to spoil too much as is the Abrams way. Hit the jump for the view. Continue Reading