Friday, June 23, 2006
Jason Bourne Gets Beamed Up. I hope not.
In a recent post of mine Tom asked: "Since you are up on all things cinematic, what have you heard about the new Star Trek film?"
What a compliment that you would ask, but I have never watched a Star Trek film, nor do I plan to. BUT! I do have some news.
Star Trek XI (yes that's the eleventh installment) is to be produced anddirected by J.J. Abrams (Alias, Lost, Mission: Impossible III). And the news of the day is apparently Abrams is interested in Matt Damon playing young captain Kirk! Like Superman and Batman and Star Wars, the idea here is that the 11th film will actually be a prequel.
Apparently William Shahtner (the original kirk) has given J.J. Abrams his blessing.
But why in the world would Matt Damon choose this project?? He's a very talented director who's had great roles and what is he thinking?
At one point Ben Affleck was buzzed about being in the film...what's going on?
Matt Damon's better projects this year include:
The Good Shepherd
Photoshopped image courtesy of Jeremy Barker.
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