Zachary Quinto is set to star and executive produce Biopunk, an hourlong drama based on the book Biopunk: DIY Scientists Hack the Software of Life by Wired magazine’s senior business/technology writer Marcus Wohlsen.
Biopunk chronicles the underground world of bio-hackers — DIY garage scientists seeking to do for biotech what Steve Jobs did for personal computing. These are young and hungry guerilla scientists committed to democratizing DNA the way the internet did for information, with the ambition to build never-before-seen organisms that could solve the thorniest challenges in food, health, energy, and environmental protection. […] Quinto will play the iconoclastic leader of this movement who can’t wait for the future to get here fast enough.
The series, which will soon be pitched to networks, was created and written by Chase Palmer, the screenwriter behind next year’s remake of Stephen King’s It. Palmer was apparently attracted by the “edgy, activist, kick-down-the-walls subculture of citizen scientists” who work in biohacking. He is executive producer along with The Gotham Group. Quinto and his longtime producing partner Neal Dodson of Before The Door Pictures will also executive produce.
On its last issue, Total Film has an inside look on Star Trek Beyond giving us 8 pages of behind-the-scenes/making of/director chat. Check scans in our gallery:
Zach is currently in Sidney for the premiere of Star Trek Beyond, and alongside Chris Pine, visited the studios of “The Project” for a joint interview. Watch it below:
Stephen offered his condolences for this latest death in the family, just a year after the death of original Spock Leonard Nimoy.
“Beautiful, beautiful guy,” Zachary said of Anton. “I don’t even know how to talk about it. We already knew that this would be a really bittersweet experience because of the loss of Leonard last year, but this has just been absolutely devastating for all of us.”
Stephen noted that they had been working together since 2007 when they shot the first “Star Trek” movie.
“I think our goal has to be to just celebrate his incredible life and honor him as much as we can,” Zachary continued. “It’s a terrible loss, not just to us personally but to the industry and audiences. He was such a talent.” Zachary said the cast really is close, and maybe they had taken each other for granted.
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Netflix has released the poster for Tallulah, that will start streaming next July 29.