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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.

To read the article, head to the link located here. (more…)

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, “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.


The Two Faces of Spock

Monday, May 4th, 2009

Going back to the beginning means seeing a more emotional side of Spock, as the half-Vulcan struggles to figure out the right balance of emotion and logic.

As reported by Suicidegirls, not only is Spock more emotional in Star Trek XI, but he gets the girl. “I’ll tell you, I was bemused by it when I read it in the script,” said Leonard Nimoy. I thought it was incredible.”

Star Trek XI Roundup

Saturday, May 2nd, 2009

Hollywood Premiere

Last night, the stars were out for the Star Trek XI premiere in Hollywood.

According to Celebuzz, plenty of celebrities were flashing the Vulcan salute at the Star Trek XI premiere at Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood last night.


Star Trek XI Press Conference

Monday, April 27th, 2009

In a press conference held in the U.S., Zachary Quinto, Leonard Nimoy, Bruce Greenwood, Zoe Saldana and Karl Urban spoke about their characters and working on Star Trek XI.

As reported by, while Nimoy and Quinto had discussions about the character of Spock, Quinto made his own choices in playing the Vulcan. “Zach made some choices that I thought were wonderful surprises to me, in playing the Spock that he played in this film,” said Nimoy. “We did not talk about specifics, like ‘Do this. Don’t do that.'” We had very general conversations about the philosophy and psychology of the character, the philosophy of Star Trek and the fans’ reactions to various aspects of Star Trek, but there was no specific instruction. It didn’t need that, and it didn’t call for that.” (more…)

More Star Trek XI Clips Emerge

Sunday, April 26th, 2009

At the general release of Star Trek XI approaches, more clips have been posted online, some with new material.

As reported by, fans now have more bits of the movie as well as some behind-the-scenes footage to enjoy.


More Star Trek XI Commercials

Sunday, April 19th, 2009

Several new commercials are airing, each offering a few seconds of never-before seen material.

As reported by, the short commercials are mostly comprised of scenes that fans have viewed before, but the new commercials are worth viewing for the new bits, one of which shows damage on Vulcan.

To see the first commercial, head here.


Urban On Playing A Cranky McCoy

Sunday, April 12th, 2009

For Karl Urban, the key to Dr. Leonard McCoy is to look beneath the irascible front.

As reported by the New Zealand Herald, the appeal of Star Trek was the conflict between three strong personalities. “In my opinion Star Trek was always a cult of personality before science fiction,” said Urban. “You wanted to see the conflict between the characters, the grouchy, irascible Dr. McCoy argue with the rational, logical Spock, and see the hero, James T. Kirk make a decision and then go and bone the green girl. To me, that’s what was most intriguing about it, the fact it was a character-driven show with such strong personalities.” (more…)

Troops To Get Star Trek XI Sneak Peek

Friday, April 10th, 2009

Some military personnel serving in Kuwait will get see the new Star Trek movie, with special guests in attendance for the screening.

As reported by the Air Force Times, about four hundred and forty soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines will be treated to a showing of Star Trek XI at the Reel Time Theater at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait this Saturday. (more…)

New Star Trek XI Film Clips

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

Two short Star Trek XI video clips have appeared online; one featuring Kirk and Uhura and the other Dr. McCoy.

As reported by MTV and Yahoo, the first clip offers insight into how Kirk got into a barfight. The second video clip features an angry Dr. McCoy, who meets James T. Kirk for the first time. (Mild spoilers follow.)

Star Trek XI World Premiere Reports

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

Today was the official premiere of Star Trek XI in Sydney, Australia and fans arrived early to see the stars walk the red carpet.

As reported by and, there were thousands of fans waiting outside of the Sydney Opera House as well as the sixteen-hundred invited guests inside, which included media, celebrities and bloggers. (more…)

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…)

Sydney To Host Star Trek XI World Premiere

Saturday, March 21st, 2009

The World Premiere of Star Trek XI will be held at the Sydney Opera House with Australian-born Eric Bana (Nero) in attendance.

As reported by The Australian, Star Trek XI will premiere on April 7th in Sydney, Australia, where 1600 invited guests will join J.J. Abrams, Bana, Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto and Karl Urban to see the latest offering in the Star Trek franchise. (more…)