Peter Weller In Abrams’s Next Installment Of Star Trek
Ok, so Peter Weller has already battled Lectroids from the 8th dimension (Planet 10, for you sticklers) and cleaned up the (future) streets of Detroit, making his adventuring days behind him, right? Not so! He has been announced the latest addition to the J.J. Abrams cast of Star Trek XII.
Variety has been kind enough to give all us hungry fans the poop.
J.J. Abrams has tapped veteran thesp Peter Weller for the ensemble cast of Paramount's upcoming "Star Trek" sequel.
Specifics of Weller's role are under wraps. His selection came on the heels of Abrams choosing Alice Eve as a character that's believed to be new.
Benicio del Toro is Abrams' choice to play the villain, as Variety first reported Nov. 4. Most of the cast from the previous installment is returning, including Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto. Abrams is directing from a script by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Damon Lindelof. Abrams, Kurtzman, Orci, Lindelof, Bryan Burk, and David Ellison will produce through Bad Robot and Skydance Productions. Production is expected to start in early 2012 with Paramount planning to release the pic on May 17, 2013.
He’s already been a maniacal evil genius on Enterprise. Maybe next he’ll play a rock star, fighter pilot, cybernetic, brain surgeon, augment. I for one, can’t wait to see.