With a worldwide box-office haul of $384 million, “Star Trek” was one of the biggest movies of the year. But more important than its cash haul was the mere fact that director J.J. Abrams pulled the franchise from the cinematic dustbin and gave it a sleek, big-budget sheen. “Trek” was finally back, and perhaps it was cooler than it’d ever been. A lot of the credit for the cool factor goes to Chris Pine, who took on the iconic role of James T. Kirk and made it his own.
We at MTV News couldn’t be more grateful that the U.S.S. Enterprise is once again patrolling outer space, which is why Abrams and Pine are two of the entertainers we’re most thankful for in 2009. In a recent chat with MTV News, both these guys reflected on the experience of making “Trek,” revealed some secrets about the project that we never knew and talked about the future of the franchise.
Continue reading J.J. Abrams And Chris Pine Have Our Gratitude For Rebooting ‘Star Trek’
The gallery has been updated with HD screencaps of Chris’ fantastic performance in Star Trek. Enjoy the new additions and look for more photos from Trish and Rose to be added over the coming weeks. 🙂
The following new Dancing with the Stars screencaps have been added to the gallery. More to be added soon. Thanks again to Trish!
Today Tonight – Behind the Scenes #001
Today Tonight – Behind the Scenes #002
Screencaps of the following episodes have been added to the gallery. Thanks again to Trish for all of her help.
I’ve just updated the gallery with some photos of Chris on the set of Red Dawn from October and unknown dates. More will be added as they become available.
2009 10 22 – On the Set
On the Set – Miscellaneous
Welcome to version 3 of the site which was created by my friend Stef. I hope you guys will like it as much as I do.
I will be adding some new photos within the next couple of days. Aside from the lack of internet connection I’ve had lately, things have just been busy in general and I haven’t had much time to focus on my sites. Things are starting to get somewhat back to normal though, so hopefully I’ll be able to start making regular updates again.
Last spring’s “Thor” casting contest conjured more rumors than most fans could shake an Uru hammer at, so when the storm had finally settled to reveal Chris Hemsworth as the son of Odin, many reserved judgmentâ€”that is, until they saw him lead a starship as Captain George Kirk.
While his heroic role fetched plenty of fan support, Hemsworth’s biggest booster to date may just be his former “Star Trek” director J.J. Abrams, who had nothing but great things to say about the actor’s Starfleet performance.
“Itâ€™s very exciting. We really lucked out,” Abrams told MTV News in an exclusive interview ahead of the “Star Trek” DVD/Blu-Ray release next month. “Heâ€™s so crazy handsome and heâ€™s so strapping with the classic leading man look. I sort of wish I had dirtied him up a little bit, messed his hair up a little bit.”
“The guyâ€™s hair up until the last moment is sort of perfect. In retrospect I look at that and am like a little smudge or a hair out of place would have been a good thing,” he said. “The guy is a sweetheart and terrific actor.”
According to Abrams, the last time he had a chance to chat with Hemsworth was prior to his “Thor” announcement, but he knew the actor was destined for big things.
“[Hemsworth] was in a moment where he was trying to figure out what his next thing was going to be and he stayed strong in terms of what his commitments were to various projects. I knew that he was going to be given a lot of opportunities sooner or later and I was hoping it would be off of Trek,” said Abrams.
Abrams’ intuition seems to be right on target thus far, especially considering Hemsworth’s projected “Thor” followup as one of “The Avengers.”
Fans will have to wait until 2011 and 2012 to find out for sure, which ought to give Hemsworth plenty of time to smudge his face like a warrior born.
I just wanted to let you know that updates will be resuming soon. I haven’t had any internet at home for the past few weeks and haven’t been able to update with anything other than a few news entries which I was able to post from work. My connection should be restored within the next couple of weeks and I’ll be able to start updating properly again. Also, to those of you who’ve emailed me recently and haven’t received a response yet, I just haven’t had a chance to reply to you yet, but will be doing so within the next couple of days.
MGM Studios has decided to push Joss Whedon’s anticipated horror flick
The Cabin in the Woods, directed and co-written by Cloverfield’s Drew Goddard, back nearly a year, from its original release date of February 5, 2010 to the new date of January 14, 2011.
MGM reps tell ShockTillYouDrop.com the reason they’re doing this is because the early response to the film
has been phenomenal and they’re going to spend six months or so converting the picture to 3-D.
That big boom near Woodward and Mack today was an explosion staged for the filming of â€œRed Dawn.â€
Flames and debris erupted from a long-closed auto repair shop around 1:30 p.m. It was all done for the remake of the 1984 film that featured a young Patrick Swayze.
Clusters of passersby gathered to watch as the â€œRed Dawnâ€ crew got ready for the big moment. Throughout the morning and the early afternoon, Woodward Avenue was dotted with military-looking vehicles and extras in military uniforms.
Jackie Hirst, 39, a lab supervisor whose office is nearby, came out to watch some of the filming. She said the building used for the scene was spruced up over the past few weeks and turned into a Tuffy muffler shop for the scene.
â€œItâ€™s kind of neat. Weâ€™ve been having posters put up in the lab saying itâ€™s coming, if you hear an explosion, donâ€™t worry, itâ€™s safe,â€ said Hirst.
â€œRed Dawnâ€ has been filming since last month at various locations in metro Detroit. Shooting is expected to continue through early December. The cast includes many young actors on the verge of stardom, including Chris Hemsworth (who was in the new “Star Trek” movie), Josh Peck (the TV series “Drake & Josh”), and Adrianne Palicki (“Friday Night Lights”).
There also was a staged explosion Monday in downtown Detroit for the movie. Like the original, the reboot of â€œRed Dawnâ€ is expected to include plenty of action and adventure.
â€œWe try to have some big explosion every few days on this movie,â€ quipped producer Tripp Vinson.