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Posts Tagged ‘Nero’

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.

Thompson: Nero’s Wife

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

Although her role was small, Scottie Thompson‘s character was important to Star Trek XI as her death was the motivation for Nero’s rage and subsequent actions toward Vulcan.

According to the producer, Thompson’s looks helped land the role. “You have an alien look to you,” he told her, which made her perfect to portray a Romulan.


Jones And Johnson Talk Star Trek Comics

Sunday, July 26th, 2009

At the Comic-Con IDW panel, Tim Jones and Mike Johnson discussed their forthcoming comics such as Nero and the Star Trek XI adaptation comic as well as future comics including one based on a sequel to Star Trek XI and one set in the Star Trek: The Next Generation era.

As reported by, the Nero comics were meant to fill in the missing twenty-five years between Spock and Nero’s first encounter, and after they went back in time and met again. “…there is a huge story sitting right there in the middle of the movie that, obviously, they didn’t have a lot of time to go into on-screen with everything else going on,” explained Jones. “So we get to fill in a little bit of that in graphic form.” (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…)

New Ad: Not Your Father’s Star Trek

Monday, April 13th, 2009

A sixth action-filled Star Trek XI commercial is now airing and appears to be aimed at a larger non-Star Trek audience.

As seen at YouTube, “This is not your father’s Star Trek,” claims the new thirty-second ad for Star Trek XI. Much of the ad contains scenes shown previously, with new footage augmenting some of those scenes. (more…)

Bald Bana Delayed Film

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

Time may have been no barrier for a Chicago time-traveling librarian, but a lack of hair delayed his journeys.

As reported by the Coventry Telegraph, the film adaptation of The Time Traveler’s Wife was delayed because the crew had to wait for Eric Bana‘s hair to grow back after the actor had his head shaved for his role of Nero in Star Trek XI.

Star Trek XI Trading Cards Revelations

Monday, March 30th, 2009

A view of Starfleet Academy in San Francisco and a scene with both Spocks are amongst the images of Star Trek XI trading cards that were recently posted online.

As reported by MTV Movies Blog, nine images of Star Trek XI cards were posted, which include character, ship and location scenes, including some shots not seen before. (more…)

New Star Trek XI Commercial Hits the Airwaves

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

A short TV commercial for Star Trek XI has begun airing this week, with several new scenes.

As reported by, the thirty-second commercial is comprised mostly of scenes seen before in previous trailers and commercials, but a discerning eye can pick out a few new bits.

Abrams: Bana Became Character

Monday, March 9th, 2009

A shaved head and tattoos turned Eric Bana into a believable, menacing character.

As reported by NineMSN, J.J. Abrams was surprised at how Bana was transformed after a few cosmetic changes. “He had to shave his head, put on face tattoos, crazy ears and a huge wart,” said Abrams. “He just transformed. He did all these great things. To me, he became this character.” (more…)