JJ Abrams just came from the explosive new Mission Impossible sequel – Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol. But even with the new Mission Impossible still being shown in theaters worldwide, Abrams is already hard at work preparing for the Star Trek sequel.
Abrams is notorious for being quite secretive about any of the projects that involve him so it’s not a surprise that he is playing his cards close to his chest for the Star Trek sequel. But even with such strong resolve not to reveal anything, Abrams is still providing some very interesting information – one that is just enough to whet the appetites of Star Trek fans and science fiction sons.
First, Abrams said that the script for the sequel is ready. The writing team is composed of Damon Lindelof, Bob Orci and Alex Kurtzman. The sets are also being put up, and by next month, the director—known for being an exacting perfectionist—will be ready to shoot. He said the sequel will have several improvements from the first: “I’m hoping that as we do the next one, all the mistakes that I’ve made that I’ve hopefully learned from, I can bring to this one and hope make it better.”
Though Abrams is a big fan of the IMAX format (he says it’s his favorite) he did say that they will start filing in 2-d before doing a high end conversion. With the film’s generous production timeline, he and his team will have a lot of time to tweak both the content and the format to meet his high personal standards.
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Attack of The Killer Tomatoes to be remade
Cult film fans will likely remember one of the seminal “monster/sci-fi” flicks of the seventies, Attack of The Killer Tomatoes. The movie has been the perennial choice of many film geeks as one of the silliest and yet most enjoyable movies ever made. It practically redefined camp for a whole new generation of pop culture fans.
Now, the new generation will experience the killer tomato phenomenon with the announcement that it is going to be remade.
Ask a Ninja creators Kent Nichols and Douglas Sarine are currently writing the script, with Nichols directing the movie. The guy who handled the remakes for both Day of The Dead and Terror Train — M. Dal Walton III — acquired the rights for the film and he will co produce it with Emmett/Furla Films.
We can only hope that these guys give the killer tomatoes justice.