On the day of James Kirk's birth, his father dies on his ship in a last stand against a mysterious alien vessel. He was looking for Ambassador Spock, who is a child on Vulcan at that time, disdained by his neighbors for his half-human nature. Twenty years later, Kirk has grown into a young troublemaker inspired by Capt. Christopher Pike to fulfill his potential in Starfleet even as he annoys his instructors like young Lt. Spock.
When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis. With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction. As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew.
Taylor, who is co-directing with Mark Neveldine, spoke on a recent podcast and helped to explain how this new version of the Rider is connected to the 2007 film and when we can expect to see some of this new incarnation.
Disney is coming out with yet another flick based on one of their theme park attractions like previous films Pirates of the Caribbean and The Haunted Mansion. Pulitzer Prize-winning author and scriptwriter Michael Chabon may take on writing the project.
The only actor who was committed to the project, Jennifer Lawrence, had to drop out due to her involvement with The Hunger Games but director Oliver Stone is circling actors and attempting to lock in a deal with a studio.
Matthew McConaughey is an easy target to take pot shots at and his most recent efforts only helped to support that. Lots of dumbed down romantic comedies and a laid back California surfer lifestyle made it seem he was always taking the easy way out. His performance in The Lincoln Lawyer is a refreshing return to the days when his career started off with a bang in Dazed and Confused and A Time to Kill. He is in nearly every scene of his latest movie and is an enjoyment to watch throughout.
The Aussie behemoth gave a brief interview before appearing at C2E2 on Saturday. He talks about the huge commitment that comes with signing on to be the God of Thunder, the importance of the established fan base, and wielding the mighty Mjolnir.
Morning Glories is one of Image Comics' hottest titles. The monthly book is a consistent mover for stores and the recently released trade paper back has gone to a second printing. I recently caught up with it's creators to talk about the book's success and future.