Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Star Trek 12... For those of you who are Trekkies or at least huge fans of the critically-acclaimed film that was released in 2009, the next J.J. Abrams-directed installment—which will also be the 11th sequel in the Star Trek movie franchise—has recently begun production in Southern California. Star Trek 12 is currently filming in Los Angeles, and is set for a theatrical release (in 3-D) on May 17, 2013. Benedict Cumberbatch, who was in the recent film War Horse and will lend his voice as Smaug and the Necromancer in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: There and Back Again (also due to be released at the cinemas in 2013), will have a lead role in Star Trek 12. Other newcomers to the sci-fi film series is the venerable Peter Weller (of Robocop and TV shows such as Dexter, Fringe and 24) as well as the lovely Alice Eve, who will be in this year's Men in Black 3. Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, Karl Urban, Anton Yelchin, Zachary Quinto, John Cho and Bruce Greenwood will be back in Star Trek 12.