Star Trek Movie Release Pushed Back To 2009 By Paramount

by | 14 February 2008

The release date of the 11th Star Trek movie has been pushed back to May 2009 by Paramount studios as part of a major reshuffle.

The JJ Abrams film - set to detail the exploits of Captain Kirk and co while at Starfleet Academy - had been set for a December 25th 2008 release but has been rescheduled as studios react to the end of the writers' strike.

Star Trek will now be released on May 8th 2009, with Paramount confident it can achieve greater box office dominance with an early summer opening, according to Variety.

The teaser trailer for Star Trek screened before the hugely successful Cloverfield, with an iconic voiceover from Mr Spock himself, Leonard Nimoy, has created a significant buzz among fans who had questioned the movie's casting choices.

While the signing of Simon Pegg, John Cho and Heroes star Zachary Quinto as the young Scotty, Sulu and Spock were met enthusiastically by Trekkies, many questioned the casting of the largely unknown Chris Pine as a youthful James T Kirk.

Though no other major releases are as yet planned for the May 8th weekend, the announcement from Paramount makes May 2009 a mouthwatering prospect for movie fans, with 20 Century Fox's X Men Origins: Wolverine set to open on May 1st, while Angels and Demons, Sony's sequel to The Da Vinci Code, has a May 15th debut.

Dreamworks, a Paramount affiliate, has also announced a rescheduling of one its tentpole releases, with Ben Stiller comedy Tropic Thunder pushed back from July 11th to August 15th.

Other rescheduled movies include David Fincher's The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (back to December 19th 2008), Renee Zellweger horror Case 39 (pushed from August 2008 to April 2009) and Eddie Murphy family film Nowhereland (September 2008 to June 2009).

14/02/2008 09:03:38


Tags: Star Trek - Ben Stiller - Captain - Chris Pine - David Fincher - Eddie Murphy - Fox - John Cho - Leonard Nimoy - Paramount Studios - Renee Zellweger - Simon Pegg - The Da Vinci Code - Wolverine - Zachary Quinto


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