17 October 2007

Star Trek XI cast nearly finished?

Casting for the Star Trek reboot seems to nearly finished, as production is scheduled to begin next month.

Already confirmed is:

Leonard Nimoy as Old Spock
Zachary Quinto as Young Spock
Zoe Saldana as Uhura
Anton Yelchin as Chekov
John Cho as Sulu
Simon Pegg as Scotty
Eric Bana as the Romulan Nero

Look for Paramount to confirm soon that Lord of the Rings actor Karl Urban will play McCoy, while relative newcomer Chris Pine will play Kirk.

The story (rumored) revolves around the Romulans of the 24th Century who want to alter the past, and prevent the rise of Starfleet and the Federation. Spock (Leonard Nimoy) becomes aware of plot, and travels back in time to the 23rd Century-not long after Romulan time agents do - and interacts with his younger self (Zachary Quinto).

Another rumor is that the Romulans will succeed in their plans, somewhat. Thus, by applying the Back to the Future II plot line, the timeline we've grown up with for the last 40 years will cease to exist, and a new timeline will be created - a timeline where events will unravel in a different fashion.

This will, essentially, give writers of future Trek movies more room to create stories. No more worry about continuity issues established in TOS, TNG, DS9, VOY and ENT because this Trek will be an alternate timeline.


Ty said...

Paramount just confirmed Urban as McCoy:

StarTrek.com: And Karl Urban as McCoy!

David said...

I thought people couldn't go back in time and meet themselves. Otherwise they would destroy each other. Oh... wait... I'm thinking of Doctor Who. (Like that rule applied to that show as well.)