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Phasers Set for Stun! Star Trek Sequel Starts Shooting

Trekkies, rejoice!

Paramount Pictures has officially announced that J.J. Abrams has started principal  photography on his highly anticipated sequel to 2009’s Star Trek.

So who’s the bad guy this time around?

Not much is known storywise about the revived franchise’s latest installment,  including its title. But the reboot’s creation of a parallel universe  essentially gives the Lost mastermind carte blanche to take the crew of  the Enterprise on all new missions.

That said, if Internet rumors are to be believed, Abrams plans to resurrect  Captain James T. Kirk’s number one nemesis, Khan, who as Trek history  has it was blown to bits in Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan, unquestionably  the best movie of the original William  Shatner-led bunch.

Benedict Cumberbatch, a fast-rising British thesp who’s  currently starring in the BBC’s Sherlock series, appears in Steven Spielberg‘s War Horse and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and is lending his voice to the dragon  Smaug in Peter Jackson‘s The Hobbit, has snagged a key role in the follow-up.

Per, he’s rumored to be playing the Shakespeare-quoting  superhuman first played to perfection by Ricardo Montalban in  the original series and then on the big screen, a part producers were said to  have initially offered Benicio  Del Toro.

Chris  Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana,Karl Urban, Simon  Pegg, John  Cho and Anton Yelchin will all be back as Kirk,  Spock, Uhura, Dr. “Bones” McCoy, Scotty, Sulu and Chekhov respectively. Joining  them will also be new castmembers Alice Eve and Peter  Weller, the latter of Buckaroo Bonzai and Robocop fame.

The original Abrams-helmed Star Trek grossed a stellar $385 million  in worldwide ticket sales after its release on May 8, 2009. Kirk and company’s  latest sci-fi adventure, penned by the filmmaker’s go-to writing duo of Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci along with Lost co-creator Damon Lindelof, beams into theaters on  May 17, 2013, and—boldly going where no Trek film has gone before—in  3-D too.







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