Netflix may have an Oscar contender on its hands.
The Omaze Star Trek Beyond charity campaign is still going strong, and there’s still one week left for you to donate $10 for the chance to win a set visit and a walk-on role. The latest promotional video from the set of Star Trek Beyond pays tribute to the late, great Leonard Nimoy, with an appropriate Spock salute.
Yesterday at D23's live-action panel, the studio gave a presentation on The Jungle Book, director Jon Favreau’s re-telling of the classic tale, which blends live-action with CGI. Disney revealed the first official poster for the upcoming film, as well as a few new details and the first footage.
Disney and Pixar had a whole lot to reveal at last night’s D23 animation panel, including new details from Finding Dory, the upcoming, long-awaited sequel to Finding Nemo. In addition to sharing more plot details about the sequel, the presentation also offered a couple of photos, and announced Ed O’Neill’s casting as a new character — an octopus named Hank.
All we know of Idris Elba’s part in Star Trek Beyond is that he’s playing a bad guy, and while the latest video for the film’s charity drive / contest doesn’t offer any more hints, it does feature Elba and co-star Chris Pine arguing over Captain Kirk’s chair and having a bit of a pissing contest. Maybe the third Star Trek film should be nothing but these two charmingly bickering.
Netflix has come a long way from the company that used to send you little red envelopes in the mail. Their original programming slate is expanding exponentially; after making major inroads into television and documentaries, they’re now expanding their feature film division as well. Their ambitious slate of movies includes Beasts of No Nation, the new project from Cary Joji Fukunaga, the director of the first season of True Detective (but not, it should be noted, the second season).
This delightful new video from the set of Star Trek Beyond offers fans a chance to boldly go where no Star Trek fan has gone before — with a walk-on role in the upcoming sequel. But this isn’t your average contest. Fans are encouraged to contribute to the Omaze charity fundraiser in order to participate, meaning that your goodwill could earn you a very good time.
After teasing their upcoming original film lineup for some time now, Netflix has finally announced release dates for three major titles: Cary Fukunaga’s Beasts of No Nation, the company’s first original film acquisition for exclusive distribution; Pee-wee’s Big Holiday, which marks Paul Reubens’ big screen return as the beloved, iconic character; and that Adam Sandler comedy western movie that’s been causing quite a fuss.
It was announced a little while ago that Idris Elba is joining the cast of Star Trek 3, in which he’ll play the film’s big villain. Many fans quickly began speculating about which classic Star Trek villain Elba might be playing, with a Klingon being the most popular theory. Simon Pegg, who is now scripting the film, has confirmed that Elba is definitely not playing a Klingon — in fact, he’s not playing anyone who you’re familiar with at all.
Man, the rebooted Star Trek movie series really has this whole “casting actors we really like” thing down. The latest report from Star Trek 3 has the great Idris Elba cast as the movie’s villain, whose identity remains, for the moment, a mystery.