the film snob

A cyberspace journal about my experiences as an NYU film school grad student, reviews of current and classic films, film and TV news, and the rants and raves of an admitted (and unapologetic) film snob.

My Photo
Location: Washington D.C.

Esse Quam Videri -- To be, rather than to appear

Monday, August 06, 2007

Star Trek Film Cast to Grow!

Up till now, the speculation was that the hush-hush script of J.J. Abram's new Star Trek film was an early Kirk/Spock story dealing with their adventures at Starfleet Academy (an idea I've loathed from the start).

But today, that idea was shot down with the posting of Paramount's actual casting breakdowns, including calls for almost every member of the original cast! It appears that the film isn't an origins story at all, but rather something closer to a continuation of the original series' five-year mission! Fan films have been doing this for years and now it seems Hollywood is in on the game.

Feature Film

[JAMES KIRK] 23-29 Handsome,cocky self assured and earnest. Great physical condition. 6 ft or less

[LEONARD (BONES) McCOY] -28-32 Medic on the Enterprise. Smart, clever and a bit danger-loving. Dark hair, blue eyes.

[UHURA] 25ish -African American. Brilliant, beautiful, heroic and FUN!, Uhura is almost tom-boyish - as if she grew up in a houseful of brothers.

[SULU] 25-32 -Asian American male (preferably Japanese). Helmsman on the Enterprise. Extremely fit, capable and dedicated. A bit of a wildcat

[MONTGOMERY (SCOTTY) SCOTT] -28-32 a brilliant ship's engineer. Must be able to do a flawless Scottish accent!


Anonymous Joseph said...

I think the choice for Spock will work out, and I'm hoping that Daniel Dae Kim of Lost will play Sulu.

10:16 AM  
Blogger Brandon said...

Hmmmmm, interesting. I've always thought he was one of the best looking men I've ever seen in my life.

10:30 AM  
Blogger Peter T Chattaway said...

Daniel Dae Kim turned 39 a couple days ago, so he would seem to be older than what they're looking for. (George Takei was 29 when the original series began -- whereas William Shatner was 35, which makes you wonder why they'd want Kirk to be younger than Sulu this time around.)

10:20 PM  
Blogger SeaPea said...

what about john cho (of harold & kumar)? HA HA HA

how come no mention of the WOMEN casting??

i hope there will be a role for patrick stewart. i heart ps.

8:06 AM  
Blogger Brandon said...

Last I checked, Uhura was a woman!

8:12 AM  
Blogger SeaPea said...

oopsies sorry. too bad i can't take her job. prolly gabrielle union would be a good Uhura, no?

8:18 AM  
Blogger Brandon said...

Too beautiful (no offense Nichelle!)

8:20 AM  
Blogger SeaPea said...

too bad ewen macgregor is too old to play scottie

8:31 AM  
Blogger Brandon said...

I'd like to see non-stars in most if not all of the roles. The cult of personality issues here--especially with Shatner's Kirk--are going to be overwhelming.

8:32 AM  
Blogger LadyBronco said...

I think Naomie Harris from 28 Days Later would be fab as Uhura. (If she can speak w/o the English accent)

9:06 PM  
Blogger Brandon said...

Ohhhhhhhhh, now that I like! Yes!

4:34 AM  

Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home