According to Latino Review, there’s a new Star Trek teaser trailer in the works.
“Apparently, there’s a teaser trailer in the works that shows the Enterprise being built. Code name for the production is Central Headquarters.”
Sounds like it’ll be pretty awesome.
Also, don’t forget to catch Zach on Jimmy Kimmel Live tonight at 12:05/11:05! He hasn’t cancelled his appearance as far as I know.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Quinto has been pursued for the last few years by several leading representatives and has now signed on with United Talent Agency due to the level of support they have shown for him. UTA has had an interest in Quinto for quite a while and have been trying to woo him over as aggressively as possible.
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“Their interest and support of my work had been so strong, that it factored heavily into my decision,” Quinto said. “I found them to be the most excited, enthusiastic and consistent in their pursuit.”
Quinto was previously represented by SMS Talent, who managed to find him work on �So Notorious,� �24� and, of course, �Heroes.� But despite leaving them behind, the actor has expressed nothing but appreciation for everything they done for him.
“I feel like the nature of the business is such that things are constricted so much, and I feel switching was a necessity,” he said. “But I gave it a tremendous amount of thought and have nothing but respect and gratitude for the work [SMS] did for me.”
“Heroes” can be seen each Monday night at 9 on NBC.
Of all the casting announcements for the new Star Trek, the one that seems most obvious is the first one – Zachary Quinto as the new Spock. He is talented, a break-out star on a hit TV series (Heroes), has the right look, and was highly motivated to get the part. But apparently it wasn’t a slam dunk after all. In a new Hollywood Reporter article about Quinto moving up to a bigger agency, there was this tidbit:
When he did a work session for Spock with the “Trek” casting director in June, the response he received was that, after seeing his tape, Abrams “wasn’t convinced” he was right for the role and had to move on and see other actors. That changed a couple of weeks later when Quinto met with Abrams. Soon after that, he became the first actor cast in the movie.
It will be a good question to ask Abrams what it was that changed in that face to face. Maybe it was the eyebrows.
The change in agency for Quinto is evidence of his rising star in Hollywood, and the casting in the new Trek film is a big part of that. THR notes that he is following a ‘familiar Hollywood path of breakout actors’ moving to bigger agencies who can ‘offer expansion into new arenas including producing and endorsements.’ However it looks like Quinto’s next move will be a return to his theater roots with plans a stint on Broadway after Trek and during his Heroes hiatus.
Hey guys, I’ve added some stuff over to the gallery and video center in the past couple of days but haven’t updated the main page to tell you about it!:
Videos from the EMA Awards here:
Video clip of Zachary’s role on Miracles here:
350 screencaptures of Heroes 1×21 – “The Hard Part” here:
Zachary wasn’t on The View today like he was supposed to be so there won’t be any video or screencaptures from that, but as far as I know he’s still on Jimmy Kimmel this Friday so be sure to catch him on that! I’ll have screencaptures of the latest Heroes later today.
Entertaiment News International posted an interview with TOS actress Nichelle Nichols, while she was promoting her new role in the hit TV Series Heroes. Here are few excerpts.
Ian Spelling: And I do have to ask a quick Star Trek follow-up question, which is what do you make of the idea that they are revamping the franchise with a new film? And have you spoken to Zoe Saldana, who is going to be playing Uhura?
Ian Spelling: And if they called you, would you want to be there?
Nichelle Nichols: …(unintelligible) with Zoe. I think it’s – to answer the first part of your question, I think it’s just terrific. And – to know that Gene’s legacy shall not only live in what was there when he was here. But that it’s going on in that same image and like.
And I think that in J.J. Abrams’ hands, it’s there – all the respect and all of the wonderful characteristics that made Star Trek what it was will be honored – but I think he will also take it to even new heights as Gene would have loved.
I know that he’s up in heaven going like right on, you know. So I’m delighted and I’m looking forward to meeting Zoe and to meeting with J.J. I talked with him and he was a delightful man, although I had met him before. It was just a joy to know that he’s taking the helm for Star Trek.
I’d say as Trekkers that said Star Trek lives and they can just say now Star Trek lives on and on.
MovieWeb also posted an interview with Nichols. Here are an excerpt.
Nichelle, has Zachary Quinto (Sylar) talked to you at all about playing a young Mr. Spock in the upcoming Star Trek?
Nichelle Nichols: I know that he has talked to Leonard [Nimoy] and just saw him the other day at an awards show and he’s very, very excited. He himself is a Trekkie so you can imagine how excited he is to be chosen to play a young Spock. I gave him my best wishes. When I first came on the show all I had seen of Zachary was some pictures in the makeup room and I wasn’t sure… the moment I met him, I saw him in one of the episodes I said, “Oh my God, look what an actor.” Then when I met him in person I said, “This is a young Spock.” They did a brilliant job in casting him.