Tag Archives: Star Trek
These are exciting times for Empire, because on their newest issue is about to hit shelves and it’s jam-packed with exclusive images and interviews from JJ Abrams’ Star Trek.
Not only does our cover replicate an iconic Kirk and Spock pose with the new cast, Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto, but we also shot special character images of both actors and scored some never-before-seen stills from the film itself, showing Kirk and Spock at work on the USS Enterprise.
Empire talked to both stars and director JJ Abrams about bringing Star Trek to a new generation and as a taster, here’s what JJ had to say about the challenges he faced even in the wardrobe department.
“For me, the costumes were a microcosm of the entire project, which was how to take something that’s kind of silly and make it feel real. But how do you make legitimate those near-primary color costumes? How do you make legitimate the pointy ears and the bowl haircut? It’s ridiculous and as potentially cliched as it gets. How do you watch Galaxy Quest and then go make a Star Trek movie?”
The UK-based Hornby Hobby Toys has acquired the brand, tooling and intellectual property rights to Corgi International, returning the maker of collectible die-cast toys English control and uniting two popular UK brands.
Corgi has licensed the die cast rights to Star Trek, Batman, Harry Potter, James Bond, the Beatles, and Halo as well as the PopCo and Master Replica brands.
ReelzChannel caught up with J.J. Abrams at the US-Ireland Alliance party and he talked briefly about the change in date (from December 25, 2008 to May 8, 2009) for Star Trek, which he is directing, and also said that Cloverfield writer Drew Goddard and director Matt Reeves have an idea for a second one. You can watch the interview using the player below: