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Urban Finds RED Brawl Painful

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

A fight scene in RED between Karl Urban and Bruce Willis resulted in consequences for Urban.

The scene featuring Urban and Willis began with Urban picking up Willis, throwing him across the room and smashing pieces of furniture. “That was a good day at the office,” said Urban about the fight scene, which actually took three weeks of training and ten days of shooting. “Bruce and I went for it, and it was no-holds-barred, and he gave as good at he got.”


Urban: Getting Into Character

Friday, October 8th, 2010

Following DeForest Kelley‘s Leonard McCoy was a challenge for Star Trek XI‘s Karl Urban.

Being a long-term Star Trek fan gave Urban a different perspective on playing McCoy than might have been true for actors who were not fans of the original series. “Yeah, well I have to say that it was daunting from the perspective that I was already a long-term fan of the show,” said Urban. “I was one of the older cast members who actually was into it and knew the original series, so for me to approach such an iconic character that was so wonderfully-crafted by DeForest Kelley for over forty years was daunting to say the least.”


Urban’s New Zealand Advantage

Friday, October 1st, 2010

Karl Urban finds his New Zealand roots to be an asset when it comes to growing as an actor.

Unlike Hollywood-based actors, those from Australia and New Zealand can’t be as picky in what projects they choose to work, but that works in their favor. “Why a lot of Australasian actors are finding success offshore is because the industries [at home] aren’t that big,” explained Urban, “but it forces you as an actor to accept work in all the mediums to make a living and it strengthens you as an artist.”


Urban Backs New Zealand Union

Monday, September 27th, 2010

Union demand for better working conditions for actors has won the backing of Star Trek XI‘s Karl Urban.

Urban is backing the New Zealand Actors Equity, which has joined with Australian-based unions such as the Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA) in calling for a boycott of Sir Peter Jackson‘s The Hobbit movies.


Urban: Darker Dredd

Monday, September 20th, 2010

Karl Urban‘s portrayal of Judge Dredd will be much darker than the one portrayed by Sylvester Stallone back in 1995.

Urban explained that there was a reason they would be able to make the film darker than the 1995 version. “We’ve got the benefit of modern filmmaking and technology to help us,” he said.


Urban Confirmed as Dredd

Monday, August 16th, 2010

A rumor from last month that Karl Urban would play the lead role in Judge Dredd has turned out to be confirmed.

Judge Dredd producers Andrew Macdonald and Allon Reich confirmed that Urban had been cast for the role in the film, which will begin shooting soon in South Africa.


Urban Comic-Con Trek Talk

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

As Comic-Con continues, Star Trek actors speak up about the sequel due out in 2012, with Karl Urban being the latest to offer his thoughts on progress of the film.

Urban, who is in negotiations for the role of Judge Dredd in the movie of the same name after being offered the part by director Pete Travis, spoke about his various projects, either confirming or denying his involvement with several movies.


Urban Casting Rumor

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

The Judge Dredd reboot may feature Karl Urban (Star Trek XI‘s Dr. McCoy) in the lead role.

According to Bleeding Cool, Judge Dredd,  played by Sylvester Stallone in 1995, has been offered to Urban.


Urban Made Willis Bleed

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

Karl Urban, best-known to Star Trek fans as Doctor McCoy, was the one inflicting the injuries, not healing them, in RED.

In RED, Urban plays CIA agent William Cooper, who is hunting down Frank (Bruce Willis) to kill him. “I am an adversary for Frank,” said Urban. “But, you know, as far as having an evil intent, the character is devoid of that. He is just doing his job.”


Trek Wins Three Constellation Awards

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

The Fourth Annual Constellation Awards ceremony was held several days ago with Star Trek XI winning three awards.

Nominated for five awards in four categories, awards went to the movie, to Bruce Greenwood and to Karl Urban. Zoë Saldana won an award for her work in Avatar.


Urban: New-found Fame And Star Trek XII

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

Karl Urban has taken lessons from another actor on how to handle being recognized in public, and is ready to see where Star Trek XII will go.

After the success of Star Trek XI, Urban has to deal with people recognizing him, and uses a strategy that Bruce Willis uses. “Yeah, I do get [recognized] a bit,” he said. “But it wouldn’t be like Bruce walking down the street. I mean, he would attract a crowd of people. He’s got the rule of  ‘no eye contact.’  That’s it. Think about it, if you make eye contact with someone, then they will, more likely than not, come up to you and want to interact with you. So that’s how he gets through situations like that.”


Urban: With Trek For The Long Run

Monday, April 19th, 2010

Karl Urban is ready to step into Doctor McCoy’s shoes again, and he wouldn’t mind if the Star Trek movies continue past the two sequels for which he has already signed.

Urban doesn’t know if Star Trek will continue past the third movie, but he’s open to more than two more Trek movies if the right people are involved in creating them.


Star Trek Constellation Awards Nominations

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

The nominations for Canada’s fourth annual Constellation Awards have been announced, and Star Trek XI has been nominated in four different categories.

The Constellation Awards, honoring excellence in science-fiction film and television, announced their nominations last week in a televised announcement on G4 Canada’s EP Daily.


Urban: More McCoy Please

Saturday, November 21st, 2009

Karl Urban would like to see something akin to the original triumvirate from the original series in the next Star Trek movie.

Star Trek XI focused more on the relationship between James T. Kirk (Chris Pine) and Spock (Zachary Quinto,) but if Urban has his way, his character would have the same types of interaction with Kirk and Spock as McCoy did in the original series.


Star Trek XI Candid Shots

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

Several threads at TrekBBS offer fans behind-the-scenes photos from Star Trek XI.

Star Trek XI fans will enjoy seeing the many candid shots that have been posted recently on TrekBBS, which include photos of original series actors.