Thursday, July 26, 2007

Trek Casting: Quinto Confirmed for Spock, Nimoy Cameos

Appearing at San Diego Comic-Con today, director JJ Abrams confirmed that Zachary Quinto will play Spock in the Star Trek reboot due to begin shooting in the fall.

Leonard Nimoy will also appear (as "Old Spock") in a "substantial cameo." By the time the movie premieres, it will be 17 years since Nimoy last donned the pointy ears (for The Next Generation episode "Unification 2" in 1991), and 44 years since the first time (for the original series' 1st pilot in 1964).

They also released this new teaser poster:

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Blogger Mark G. said...

Quinto has some very big shoes... or ears to fill. Physically, he seems like a perfect choice.

7/26/07, 11:27 PM  
Blogger Scott said...

Definitely -- Who doesn't love Leonard Nimoy? -- but the nice thing about their approach is that they're not asking us to forget him.

7/27/07, 8:41 AM  
Blogger SeangSTM said...

As long as Rick Berman and Brannon Braga isn't allowed within 100ft of this film, I don't see how it can fail.

7/30/07, 10:07 AM  
Blogger Scott said...

Well, I can see a lot of ways this film might fail... but I'm hopeful it will, instead, blow us all away. Abrams is unusually good at pilots (e.g., Alias--one of my favorite pilots of all time, and Lost), and that's what this film is. The first casting choices--Quinto and Nimoy--are steps in the right direction. Let's see who they get for Kirk now. . .

7/30/07, 2:55 PM  

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