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Star Trek Moved to Summer 2009

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According to Variety, Paramount has shuffled some release dates, including J.J. Abrams franchise reboot. 
I like Paramount’s confidence that the film would work well in the summer.  The article doesn’t say, but the change might have something to do with the end of the writer’s strike. 

Abrams has said he had wanted to rewrite a few scenes, and now that he can, he might have convinced Paramount to give him the time to make the changes.  But that’s all speculation on my part.  I’m not yet a total Abrams devotee—he writes well and he has a sound eye when it comes to direction, but he’s unproven.  
The move to May 2009 puts the Enterprise, up against the Wolverine/X-Men Origins film, and the Ron Howard directed prequel to The Da Vinci Code, Angels & DemonsWolverine might be a contender—I doubt the film can bring it on Hugh Jackman’s talent alone. 

I’m actually reading Angels & Demons right now, and Dan Brown’s pseudo-historical fiction is just as laughable as Da Vinci’s. If Akiva Goldsman is running the adaptation (as he did on the previous installment) the film might be watchable.  I actually enjoyed Ron Howard’s film over the book, save for his treatment of the albino assassin.  That was one aspect of the novel where Brown transcended his own plot, and I felt Howard blew the nuance by taking the villain-always-dies route. 

At any rate, a 10 month wait has now become 15 before Enterprise takes flight. 

HT: Libertas


Written by taj

February 15, 2008 at 5:52 pm

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