We know that J.J. Abrams is out as director of Star Trek 3, apparently he’s got something better to do, so that begs the question as to who Paramount Pictures might turn to in order to make the next mission of the Enterprise a reality. According to the latest from the Hollywood rumor mill, it seems that the studio is circling around Attack the Block filmmaker Joe Cornish to continue the adventures of everyone’s favorite Starfleet crew. (more…)
With Star Trek Into Darkness now out in theaters, J.J. Abrams now turns his attention to his next film, Star Wars Episode VII, but what of Star Trek 3 (or 13 depending on your numbering)? Well, Abrams hasn’t ruled it out, but let’s face facts: making a Star Wars movie is probably going to eat up the filmmakers’ life for the next couple of years.
Now it’s possible that Paramount, the studio behind the Trek franchise might wait for Abrams to be freed from his Star Wars commitments, but considering that the soonest the Abrams could get to work on it is summer 2015 (if Episode VII itself isn’t delayed, and it may be) does Paramount want to wait that long for him? Especially seeing as how 2016 will be Star Trek’s 50th birthday?
Well if you’re thinking what Paramount’s thinking, then you’re thinking it might be time for a contingency plan, and someone has told as much to Latino Review’s El Mayimbe.
“I guess y’all wanna know about who might be directing STAR TREK 3 if it ever goes. Heard Joe Cornish BUT also heard he’s on a list of names. I’m NOT saying Joe Cornish is the guy, but what I am saying is the he is definitely one of NUMEROUS contenders.” – @elmayimbe
Fascinating. Cornish, as you may know, is the director of the cult hit Attack the Block, and he co-wrote the screenplays for The Adventures of Tintin and the upcoming Ant Man, so he’d be a pretty interesting pick to helm a new Star Trek movie. However, it’s important to point out right now that he’s not the only pick. Similar to the case of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, which Cornish was also on the short list for, it appears that there are a number of names being considered. Still, it’s all dependent on J.J. right now, and why not considering that he’s now made two very successful Trek movies.
How about it Bastards, who would you rather seen direct the next Trek: J.J. Abrams or Joe Cornish?
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I’ve whored out Attack the Blockquite a few times here on NB. And why not? It’s a fresh, original flick about foul mouthed teens kickin’ alien butt. I enjoyed it and I’ll give it a rub and a tug every chance I get. Suffice to say, it’s in my “go-to” movie pile and on high in the totem pole of flicks I suggest to friends. Now, where do I stand on an American remake, sequel or possible TV series? Well, I’ll give any remake the goatsie, no question there. I am however, all for a further telling of the story by whatever means.
During an interview with IFC at New York Comic Con director Joe Cornish talk about these possibilities.
Here shared what ideas Attack the Block star John Boyega had to for the sequel:
“[He] keeps coming up with amazing ideas. He has this image of a bigger alien attack on London, as if the attack we saw in ‘Attack the Block’ was just the [first] wave and there’s another wave of bigger creatures. And he described to me this image of Moses leading a whole army of hood kids across the Thames, next to the houses of Parliament.”
“No, his image was even better,” Cornish continued. “He had an image of Moses on a police horse. You know the police in London who have those horses they use in riots…somehow Moses has got onto one of those horses. So he’s on a horse leading this army of South London kids across the river to take on this bigger wave of aliens. So yeah it’s really fun to think of stuff like that and what we could do.”
Cornish went on to say what a sequel would look like and talked about the possibility of other adaptations:
“We’ve had approaches for a remake and a sequel. We’ve had approaches for a TV show to spin off it. But it’s very early days, you know. So it’s not out of the question but very early days, and I’d certainly like to do something different for my next thing if I get a chance to do a next thing.”
Here is the video from NYCC to watch for yourself:
Joe Cornish directed Attack the Block, one of the most genre bending, original Sci-Fi action films of the last 10 years. Anyway, while doing press for the Blu-ray and DVD release (Oct. 25th), Cornish talked a bit about his Halo script and the status of the Antman movie. Best of all, he fantasies about filming an adaptation of old-school arcade game ‘Rolling Thunder’. He joked on how he’d shoot it all from one angle, scrolling from left-to-right sounds. Hehe, what an awesome idea.
I still have no clue why we don’t have a Halo movie yet. Someone needs to throw their hat over the wall and make it happen. In response to Ant-Man, he’s a second tier character. A super hero who can shrink to the size of ant and communicate with them telepathically; often seen hanging out with The Avengers. He’s not, per say, a comic book hero that could accepted by a wide audience. However, fans see the potential of Ant-man and so do Joe Carnish and Edgar Wright. These are two fan-boys that are very enthusiastic about the adventures of Hank Pym. I’m fascinated with that these two cinematic genius’s can do with the character. Much like Ant-Man , this director/writing team can reach places other men can’t.
Their brilliant TV show Spaced was a U.K. hit, but most of the U.S. and the rest of the world was first introduced to Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Edgar Wright when their homage to zombie films, Shaun of the Dead, blasted into the nerdosphere.. They followed that up with an homage to action films called Hot Fuzz and and swore another film would follow. Since then they’re all constantly asked about the long rumored conclusion to the trilogy, lovingly referred to as either the “Blood and Ice Cream” or “Three Flavors Cornetto Trilogy.”
Sitting at Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con 2011 for an ‘Attack the Block” panel (which looks brilliant by the way) was Edgar Wright and Joe Carnahan. During the fan Q&A portion of the panel a fan asked on the status of a third film collaboration. Edgar said the following:
Uh, me and Simone Peg …seems like were both gonna start writing something next month.
Sadly, nothing else was mentioned. Regardless, woo hoo to that, right?
In addition to another Pegg and Frost joint, Edgar is constantly pressured on the status of Marvel’s Ant-Man script. Ant-Man, of course being a super hero who can shrink to the size of ant and communicate with them telepathically; often seen hanging out with The Avengers.
Me and Joe., we just handed in a draft on Monday. In the time we’ve started writing it, we made three movies It’s a project we keep returning to because we’re very excited about it. And, the script is getting better and better. We just handed script in Monday and done some concept art. So it’s something that’s gonna happen soon.
Normally I’d comment on this, but I don’t have the time. I wicked behind on coverage. I can’t share any deep thoughts. I will say, that Edgar is the shit. I’m fascinated with what he could do with Ant-Man.
I’ve been hearing a lot of chatter about Attack the Block but I’ve gotta admit, I know squat about it. If you’re like me and have only heard good buzz about the U.K.’s sci-fi flick that wowed audiences at SXSW but are still iffy on the details, you’ve got to check out the new red band trailer. It gives a bit more detail than a normal trailer, so if you’re paranoid about being spoiled here’s the first, less fun and raunchy, green band trailer.
This trailer will set you up with what you need to know, but briefly, Attack the Block follows an inner city gang in South London who must fight aliens when they begin invading their neighborhood. Yeah, I’m sold already. But the trailer is hilarious and you should totally give it a watch. Attack the Block has little star power, the biggest name is Nick Frost. But what it lacks in big names it makes up for in over the top action and foul mouthed teens kickin’ alien butt.
ATTACK THE BLOCK follows a gang of tough inner-city kids who rob Sam (Whittaker) as she is walking home in a scary South London tower block. She flees when the gang is attacked by a small alien creature which falls from the sky. While Sam and the police hunt for the gang, a second wave of creatures falls. The gang grabs weapons, mount bikes, and set out to defend their turf. But this time, the creatures are much bigger. Savage and bestial, nothing will stand in their way. And the bunch of no-hope kids who just attacked Sam are about to become her only hope.
Attack the Block opens in select cites on June 29th, so keep your eyes peeled for a showing near you.