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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.”

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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.

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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.”

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Urban To Play Villain

Friday, August 21st, 2009

Karl Urban will appear in Priest, a post-apocalyptic horror thriller, where he will play the leader of a band of vampires who fancies himself a god of vampires.

Priest, directed by Scott Stewart, is the story of a world ravaged by war between humans and vampires.

Urban will play opposite Paul Bettany (The Da Vinci Code,) who will star as a warrior priest and vampire fighter. Bettany’s character will team up with a sheriff (Cam Gigandet,) and warrior priestess (Maggie Q,) who are on the trail of the murderous band of vampires, led by Black Hat (Urban,) who have kidnapped the warrior priest/vampire fighter’s niece.

Priest begins production next week, and is due out next summer.

Urban: Star Trek Fans

Friday, June 19th, 2009

Karl Urban is prepared to meet the sometimes odd autograph demands of Star Trek fans.

As reported by 9News, the New Zealand-born actor will be attending the Supanova Pop Culture Expo, a science-fiction, fantasy and gaming convention next week in Australia, and he is prepared for the unusual autograph request. “I don’t think there is a body part I haven’t signed,” he said. “Well no, actually, there are a few. I take that back!”

Urban is humbled by the fan response to his portrayal of Leonard McCoy. “I’ve managed to keep tabs of the fan response online and it was so overwhelmingly positive,” he said.

The Supanova Pop Culture Expo will be held in Sydney from June 25-28, and in Perth from July 3-5.

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Karl Urban The Trekkie

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

As a long-term fan of Star Trek, portraying Dr. McCoy was a thrill for Karl Urban.

As reported by KansasCity.com, “This was a fantastic opportunity for me,” said Urban. “I’m so grateful to J.J. for the opportunity to do a character so fundamentally different from anything I’ve done in such a long time. You certainly can’t call Bones McCoy an action hero.” (more…)

Star Trek XI Tidbits

Monday, May 4th, 2009

Pine and Quinto On Good Day, New York

As seen in a video by FOX New York, the reality of Kirk wasn’t quite what Chris Pine expected when he took on the role. “I signed up,” he explained. “I was very excited. I thought I was going to be the hero of the movie and get the lady and beat people up, and it was actually the exact opposite.

Zachary Quinto explained Spock’s appeal to audiences. “Spock has a definitive magnetism because there’s a mystery to him,” he said.

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