Zachary Quinto (L) and Leonard Nimoy (R) at the Star Trek panel at Comic-Con
William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy talk about the upcoming Star Trek movie. Read on to find out who is in and who is out:
William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy were on hand Saturday for the official Star Trek convention in Las Vegas, where they spoke about J.J. Abrams’ forthcoming big-screen reboot of the Paramount franchise.
StarTrek.com posted a transcript of the two actors’ appearance. Nimoy will film his role as the elder Spock “starting in December — a month after principal photography begins — and is scheduled for more work in February and March of 2008. Nimoy’s role as the older Spock is ‘not gigantic,’ but, ‘it’s more than a cameo.’”
Nimoy spoke fondly of Zachary Quinto, the Heroes star who has been cast as the younger Spock in the film. “He does resemble me, I think he’s believable as me, younger — but equally important if not even more so, he’s a very talented actor, and I’m honored to have him take over the role of Spock after I’m done,” Nimoy said.
Nimoy later admitted, “I don’t even know the story very well and I have to find out where Spock is and has been for all these years. I’m not really sure exactly where we are going to pinpoint or plug into Spock’s, sort of, character arc. … And I have to try to examine where he is now, where he exists now, what are his thought processes — is he more logical than he ever was, or less logical than he ever was? Is he more precise, is he calmer, is he more mellow, has he gotten cranky and crusty?”
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