That J. J. Abrams – he’s got an eye for talent.
Not content with casting Simon Pegg in the first film, the Bad Robot uber-geek has set my heart a flutter by casting Benedict Cumberbatch and Noel Clarke in the upcoming second instalment of the rebooted classic sci-fi franchise.
Early rumours/demented fan squeeing suggests Cumberbatch will be very definitely alien, with “Trek” having a strong tradition of casting Brits as Klingons.
As for renaissance dude Clarke, he’s playing a family man. Thanks for that nugget, Paramount folks – really gives us bloggists something to write about.
Production starts next week for a summer 2013 release. In related news, I will be slowly vibrating with excitement and nerdy anticipation from roughly the same time.