Melbourne (ANI): JJ Abrams 'Star Trek' is going to have a bigger
budget than any of the previous films in the series – reportedly
between 150-160 million dollars. According to Moviehole, the sci-fi
pic previously had a budget of 130 million dollars, but insiders
reveal that the number has now been upped. Simon Pegg has become
the most recent addition to the cast. He will be playing
Already on board to star in the Paramount Pictures" movie are
Eric Bana, Zachary Quinto, Leonard Nimoy, Zoe Saldana and Anton
Yelchin. Bana was recently cast as baddie Nero, reports Variety.
Zachary Quinto and Leonard Nimoy will both be playing Mr. Spock,
while Saldana will be playing Uhura, the communications officer on
the USS Enterprise. Yelchin will be playing Pavel Chekov, a Russian
Rumours are also abuzz that the highly coveted role of Captain
Kirk has been offered to Chris Pine.
Abrams is also producing "Star Trek" through his Paramount-based
Bad Robot shingle. The movie will revolve around the crew's early
days at Starfleet Academy. Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci wrote the
screenplay and will exec produce alongside Bryan Burk and Damon
Lindelof. The film is set for a Christmas Day 2008 release.