11 May 2013 06:03 PM EST
J.J. Abrams Promises 'Star Trek Into Darkness' Is 'Bigger' And 'More Emotional'
Trekkies, buckle up ? because Starfleet has bigger adventures on the horizon. James Kirk, Spock and the entire U.S.S. Enterprise crew are blasting back into outer space in the highly-anticipated, action-packed Star Trek Into Darkness, J.J. Abrams' sequel to his reboot of the classic sci-fi franchise. And the director is confident that this film will leave the last in the dust. "We wanted to approach this movie not as a sequel, but as a stand-alone movie so you never had to see the first film that we did or the original series," Abrams told Celebuzz's Cory Lopez. "But we wanted to make this movie, without question, a bigger movie, a more emotional movie, more action and more intensity."
Aretha Franklin Weighs In On Nina Simone Biopic Controversy, Casting On Her Own
After news broke that actress Zoe Saldana had replaced Mary J. Blige in the role of legendary jazz singer Nina Simone in an upcoming biopic about her life, backlash immediately followed. When photos of Saldana in an afro wig and darker makeup on set popped up online, fans and family members of the singer felt Saldana didn't resemble Simone enough to star in the project and petitioned to have the role recast.
Miley Cyrus 'Annihilated' The 2013 Maxim Hot 100 Competition! Editor Reveals How She Did It!
All you Miley Cyrus haters better listen up!!! Mileybird won the number 1 spot on Maxim's coveted Hot 100 list FAIR AND SQUARE! And the men's magazine has come out to defend 2013's sassy, seXXXy reigning queen! Maxim executive editor, Patrick Carone, dished: "We went for Miley for a variety of reasons. First and foremost the Hot 100 over the last few years, actually specifically the last two years, we’ve actually had voting online and so we’ve put a bunch of women we think would be contenders on Maxim.com and we just have our readers go online and vote. Miley just annihilated it."