Earlier this week the first trailer for the upcoming Star Trek Beyond premiered, and some were concerned that it was solely composed of explosions, one liners, and a kick-ass bike jump. In fact, due to the tone, many said the film would pretty much be The Fast and the Furious in space.
Well, at least the Washington Post did.
But anyone who spends their time watching a lot of movie trailers knows that the people who make the trailer are rarely even remotely connected to the film’s actual creative team. And when Director Justin Lin and the film’s Co-writer Simon Pegg saw the trailer, they were disappointed too. Continue reading Simon Pegg and Justin Lin Swear ‘Star Trek Beyond’ Isn’t Just Explosions and Bike Jumps
On this episode of Nerd & Tie we visit the DC Carnival of Sadness with news that Supergirl will be a procedural and that Zack Snyder wants a dark, gritty Green Lantern (oh, and there’s some Brainiac stuff in there too). We look forward to Community‘s season 6 premiere date, contemplate the return of The X-Files, and sing for joy at Simon Pegg co-writing the next Star Trek.
Trae also went to Nezumi Con, and talks about his experiences.
And he sings “Shake It Off.” Which you can listen to whenever you want.
Or you can go play Ski Free.
Podcast: Play in new window | Download
Subscribe: Android |
According to Deadline, Justin Lin has been tapped to direct the third Abramsverse Star Trek film. Lin is best known to the general public as the director of the third through sixth installments of The Fast and the Furious franchise. Of course, I knew his name instantly because he directed several key first season episodes of Community — most importantly, the infamous “Modern Warfare” paintball episode.
So the guy has at least a little nerd cred.
It’s a very different choice than Orci (who was originally slated to direct), but as long as the script is decent, Lin’s not a bad choice. He’s very talented at making whatever he’s given visually interesting – it all depends on whether or not the writing is worthy of his skill.
Let’s just hope it is.