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LOST Producer Damon Lindelof and Creator JJ Abrams (Cloverfield) had an exclusive interview with Hollywood.com, providing us with an inside look of the new Star Trek.

In the article Lindelof confirmed that there are "still ongoing talks" with William Shatner (Capt. Kirk) and said it would be "huge" to have him a part of the movie.

The article is complete review of the movie and includes several comments by all of the cast including Zachary Quinto (Heroes).

Here are a few snippets of the article:

Ever since writer-director-producer J.J. Abrams (Alias, Lost) was tapped by Paramount Pictures to re-imagine Trek’s retro-60s origins for a brand-new take on the 40-year-old franchise--films featuring Captain Picard the Next Generation cast went into drydock after 2002’s less-than-stellar Star Trek: Nemesis--speculation on the fresh course has multiplied faster than a cargo bay full of Tribbles.

And yes, for the new incarnation it’s OKAY if you don’t know what a Tribble is, according to executive producer Damon Lindelof, who promises that the new film is being designed to appeal to a fanbase far beyond that of traditional Trek loyalists--we dare not enter in to Trekkie vs. Trekker debate here--while also reviving interest among die hard fans who found themselves more than a little burned out after no less than ten feature films in theaters between 1979 and 2002 and four TV spin-offs airing from 1987 to 2005.

"All I can say is I think it's going to be really, really cool," says Lindelof, who as executive producer of Lost is no stranger to holding spoilers close to his vest. "We're making the movie for the fans, but more importantly we're making it for a whole new generation of fans. We want our wives to come and understand what the hell's going on. We want our kids to understand what the hell's going on. It's not your daddy's Star Trek."

Well, it isn’t, and it is. The new film will feature the famous characters comprising the original series’ crew as they come together for the first time, interpreted by an all-new cast of actors. Among the central "triumverate" at the core of the film are Chris Pine (Smokin' Aces), who assumes command as Capt. James T. Kirk, Zachary Quinto (Heroes’ Sylar) raising an eyebrow as the Vulcan first officer Mr. Spock, and Karl Urban (The Bourne Supremacy) scrubbing in as Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy.

Rounding out the classic crew are John Cho (Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle) as helmsman Sulu, Zoe Saldana (Drumline) as communications officer Uhura, Simon Pegg (Shaun of the Dead) as engineer Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, and Anton Yelchin (Fierce People) as ship’s ensign Pavel Checkov.

Other actors appearing in the film include Eric Bana as the film’s antagonist Nero; Winona Ryder as Spock’s mother Amanda Grayson; Ben Cross (Chariots of Fire) as Spock’s Vulcan father Sarek; Bruce Greenwood (Capote) as Capt. Christopher Pike, the original commander of the Enterprise; Australian actor Chris Hemsworth (Home and Away) as Kirk’s father; and actresses Rachel Nichols (Alias) and Jennifer Morrison (House) in as-yet-unrevealed roles.....

....."There are still ongoing talks," reported Lindelof. "We're pretty much exactly where we were with Comic Con … Look, the reality is Trek was up and running and in existence and iconic before we came so we've been basically invited to the party that these guys have been throwing for the last 40 years, so obviously it would be HUGE if Mr. Shatner wanted to be any part of the franchise. It's a challenge for us, though, because they killed Kirk off … But hey, it's Trek, anything's possible, right?

Source: SpoilerTV Movies

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