Sunday, September 23, 2007

The cold vacuum of space just got a hell of a lot hotter

I was waiting for final confirmation before posting this: All Major Hollywood publications are reporting that Zoe Saldana will indeed play Uhura in the upcoming Star Trek feature film.

(Left: Artists impression of what Saldana could look like in Star Trek)

The Hollywood Reporter stated that Saldana was in final negotiations for the role originated by Nichelle Nichols in J.J. Abrams' upcoming movie. On the original series, Uhura was the Enterprise's chief communications officer, though since the new film is reportedly a prequel, it is not yet known what her role will be.

Saldana, who had a role in Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, will also star in James Cameron's upcoming science fiction drama Avatar.

Star Trek is scheduled to be released on Christmas Day in 2008. The roles of Spock (Leonard Nimoy & Zachary Quinto) and Chekov (Anton Yelchin) have already been cast; no word yet on who will play Kirk.

It makes this Youtube clip taken from The Terminal where Saldana plays a Trekkie deeply prophetic:

Sources: All major entertainment networks.

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