Trailer watch: Star Trek Beyond destroys the Enterprise and X-Men: Apocalypse destroys the world… or tries to!

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Well, that didn’t last long.

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Newsbites: His Dark Materials! Star Trek! Heaven Is for Real!

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Just a few quick newsbites today — all of which, as it happens, are about brand new TV shows that will be spin-offs or reboots of existing films.

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Star Trek 13 is all set to start filming in Vancouver today

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Today’s the day that Star Trek 13 starts shooting here in Vancouver.

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James Horner, composer for Star Trek, Aliens, An American Tail, Braveheart, Titanic and many more, has passed away

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Sad, sad news. James Horner, who composed the music for well over a hundred films — winning two Oscars and co-writing hit songs like ‘Somewhere Out There’ and ‘My Heart Will Go On’ along the way — passed away in a plane crash yesterday.

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Simon “Scotty” Pegg to co-write the next Star Trek movie

startrek11-scottyOne month after Paramount announced that they would release a new Star Trek movie in July 2016, the film has a screenwriter. Two screenwriters, in fact. And one of them is Simon Pegg, the actor who currently plays Scotty.

This is interesting, in light of some of the rumours that have been flying around ever since Roberto Orci ankled the project, and in light of how these films have been developed in the past.

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Star Trek XIII has a new director and a release date — just 18 months from now — but does it have a script?

startrek-kirkspockbridgeA lot of developments on the Star Trek front these last few days. In a nutshell, the people who made the last two movies aren’t involved in the new film in any serious way, but the studio is determined to get the film out in time for the franchise’s 50th anniversary — which is now only a year and a half away — and so they’ve hired a director who has experience making big-budget multi-ethnic action-oriented box-office hits and reviving troubled properties. Details below.

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