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Pine Plays A Different Captain

Thursday, July 9th, 2015


Chris Pine, best-known to Trek fans as Captain Kirk, will be playing a new captain in The Finest Hours.

A trailer for the survival drama has just been released.


Bana In Talks For Thriller

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

Star Trek‘s Eric Bana (Nero) is in negotiations to star in a paranormal police thriller.

The paranormal police thriller is Beware the Night.

In Beware the Night, to be directed by Scott Derrickson, a New York police officer investigates real life demon possessions, werewolves and exorcisms.

Mark Wahlberg was previously under consideration for the police officer role.

Bana Thriller Titled

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

Star Trek‘s Eric Bana (Nero) will be appearing in a new “international thriller” next summer.

The film is called Closed Circuit, and will star Bana and Rebecca Hall (Vicky Cristina Barcelona).


Bana to Play King of Rock and Roll

Monday, October 24th, 2011

Eric Bana, Star Trek XI’s Romulan Nero, will take on the role of Elvis Presley in Elvis & Nixon.

Elvis & Nixon is the story of a visit by Presley to the White House in 1970, where he met President Richard M. Nixon.


Bana In Talks For Crime Thriller Role

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

Eric Bana, Star Trek XI‘s Nero, is in negotiations to star in the crime thriller Brilliant.

The role in Brilliant in question would be that of a “small-time criminal who joins accomplished thieves in a diamond heist.”

Directed by Robert Luketic (Legally Blonde), Brilliant will be penned by Gillian Gorfil (Blood Diamond). Gorfil, Gary Lucchesi and Tom Rosenberg will produce Brilliant.

Brilliant will arrive in theaters next year.

Bana Vies For Vampire Hunter Role

Friday, December 17th, 2010

Eric Bana, Star Trek XI‘s Romulan Nero, is in contention for the role of a famous U.S. President, and one who hunts vampires.

If all goes well with his meeting with director Timur Bekmambetov, Bana would play Abraham Lincoln in Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, the film version of Seth Graham-Smith‘s novel.


Exclusive Star Trek XI Eric Bana Clip

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

Star Trek XI comes out on DVD and Blu-ray next week, and included with the movie are special features touching upon various aspects of creating Star Trek XI.

Eric Bana is seen in a short clip shown below discussing his transformation into the Romulan Nero. When first provided an image showing how Nero would look, Bana liked what he saw. “As bizarre-looking as it was,” he said, “I also found it to be quite beautiful.”


Star Trek Klingon Bonus Footage Online

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

Fans who watched Spike TV’s airing of the 2009 Scream Awards last night got an unexpected bonus, a short “bonus clip” from Star Trek XI showing Nero (Eric Bana) in a Klingon prison.

In the clip, Nero is threatened with the use of a Centaurian slug (in Star Trek XI, he threatens Captain Pike with one of the slugs,) but no one can keep a bad Romulan down for long.


Star Trek XI Scream 2009 Award Nominations

Monday, August 31st, 2009

Spike TV announced the nominees for Scream 2009 and Star Trek XI led the pack with seventeen nominations.

The Fourth Annual Scream awards, honoring the best in science-fiction, fantasy, horror and comics, will be taped in Los Angeles on October 17 and will air on Spike TV on Tuesday, October 27 at 10 P.M.


Bana Moves On From Star Trek

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

Eric Bana has moved on to other projects after his character Nero was killed off in Star Trek XI, seemingly ruling out any appearance in a sequel.

As reported by Sci Fi Wire, Bana will be seen next month in The Time Traveler’s Wife, a film based on Audrey Niffenegger‘s novel of the same name.

Collins On Abrams And Bana

Saturday, June 27th, 2009

Clifton Collins, Jr. (Romulan General Ayel) spoke about his career, as reported by MovieWeb, including his work on Star Trek XI with J.J. Abrams and Eric Bana (Nero.)

Collins admitted that Star Trek XI has been the biggest film on which he has done thus far, but it was a great experience. “Yes sir, it totally is,” said Collins. “Obviously, I was just on with J.J. He’s a big commercial guy, as you can tell, but when you get to work with people like J.J. and be surrounded by the producers and get the support of a beautiful, great studio like Paramount, you know, these aren’t the horror stories I’ve heard of at all.”


Bana, Kurtzman and Orci Talk Nero, Star Trek XI

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

Issue #19 of Star Trek Magazine hits the newsstands today and features interviews with Eric Bana, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci.

As reported by Titan Magazines,Bana was attracted to Nero’s tragic history. “Essentially, I was trying to draw on an incredibly tragic and brutal past,” he said. “For me, that was the most important thing about him. I felt like Nero had this incredibly tragic back story, and had become a villain as a result of the things that had happened to him.

That was more interesting than just him being born as the villain. To me, he was just a Romulan who had had a lot of amazingly treacherous things done to him, so whilst he wasn’t human, I felt there was some sort of characteristics there that humans could definitely relate to, and I wanted to draw on that.” (more…)

Bana: Why I Said Yes To Nero

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

Even though Eric Bana had plenty of work to keep him occupied, he chose to take on the role of Nero in Star Trek XI in spite of initial misgivings about the role.

As reported by Inside Film, some years are lean for an actor, but 2009 has proven to be a very busy one for Eric Bana, with five films out this year, including: Star Trek XI, Mary and Max, The Time Traveler’s Wife, Funny People and his own Love the Beast. (more…)

Cast Chats

Saturday, May 9th, 2009

With the U.S. release of Star Trek XI, the actors have been out and about interviewing, talking about Star Trek XI and their latest projects.

Zachary Quinto spoke with Lyons & Bailes Reel Talk about Spock (Star Trek XI) and Sylar (Heroes) and how they are similar in some ways.

“These are both characters who have deeply rooted internal conflict, a duality they’re really struggling with,” said Quinto about the two characters he plays on Heroes and Star Trek XI. “So for me, the point of departure was not completely dissimilar but where the characters go in terms of their emotional journey is very different obviously.” (more…)

Bana, Cho, Greenwood And Yelchin On First Impressions

Thursday, May 7th, 2009

Four of the Star Trek XI actors explained how they were initially attracted by the Star Trek XI script or their specific characters and what they did to prepare for their roles.

As reported by, Bruce Greenwood was attracted to taking on the role of Pike because of the problem his character faced. “Well he’s got this tremendous dilemma of having to…having an instinct about somebody who to all appearances is going to let him down but his gut is to follow his instinct in spite of the way the kid’s behaving,” said Greenwood. “So there’s a tremendous father-son dynamic to that dilemma. That’s what appealed to me.” (more…)