The third entry in the rebooted Star Trek movie franchise is set to be released next week, titled Star Trek Beyond, and to go along with the occasion CineFix has dedicated this week’s installment of their “Things You (Probably) Didn’t Know“ YouTube series to the first two releases directed by J.J. Abrams, Star Trek and sequel Into Darkness.
Some of the fun facts listed that you might not have known about include a deleted scene involving the Klingons, filming in a brewery, and some low-budget approaches to making the big blockbuster movies.
Best known for playing a young Pavel Chekov in the rebooted Star Trek franchise and for roles in films such as Terminator Salvation and Green Room, actor Anton Yelchin died this morning. He was 27.
The cause of Yelchin’s death, according to his representative, was a fatal traffic collision at his San Fernando Valley home. The rep stated, “His family requests you respect their privacy at this time.”
For this week’s edition of The Digital Wire we’ve got more new Blu-ray and DVD release news than a single human being should be legally permitted to process, including some bonus features updates for a few titles on which we have previously reported. There’s so much good stuff here that for many of us our bank accounts are going to be shedding a little weight this autumn.
Below you’ll find info on several future home video releases complete with technical specs, release dates, and links to pre-order at Amazon. We would greatly appreciate it if you use those links to order because a small percentage of each order helps keep this website running at max power. The cover art for certain titles has yet to be finalized.
Now that J.J. Abrams is hard at work making Star Wars: Episode VII, Paramount Pictures and Skydance were in need of a new director for the third movie in their rebooted Star Trek franchise. Abrams directed the first two movies, 2009’s Star Trek and 2013’s Star Trek Into Darkness.
In what could be considered a risky move, the studios have decided not to find an established big Hollywood blockbuster director to bring in. In fact, they’re not even bringing in an up-and-coming director who might be ready to break out. Instead, it has been decided to hire writer Roberto Orci to direct Star Trek 3.