Movie News: See 'Alien: Covenant' Wrap Photo; Anton Yelchin Won't Be Replaced in Next 'Star Trek'

Movie News: See 'Alien: Covenant' Wrap Photo; Anton Yelchin Won't Be Replaced in Next 'Star Trek'

Jul 20, 2016

Alien: Covenant

Alien: Covenant: Director Ridley Scott and actress Katherine Waterston (Inherent Vice) are featured in a new photo from behind the scenes of Alien: Covenant. The caption indicates that principal photography has concluded. The cast includes Michael Fassbender, Noomi Rapace, Billy Crudup, Demián Bichir and Danny McBride; the movie is scheduled for release on August 4, 2017. [Twitter via Collider]


Star Trek Beyond

Star Trek: According to J.J. Abrams, Anton Yelchin will not be replaced in the next Star Trek movie. Yelchin, who was tragically killed in a freak auto accident last month, portrayed Ensign Pavel Chekov in the three most recent franchise installments. Abrams says that the filmmakers have been discussing how to deal with the loss of the character in the screenplay, but "there’s no replacing [Yelchin]. There’s no recasting. I can’t possibly imagine that, and I think Anton deserves better." [Toronto Sun]


Cooley High

Cooley High: A new version of Cooley High is on its way. Released in 1975 (above), the movie looked back at a group of Chicago high school friends in 1964. Seth Rosenfeld will write the script. Common (Barbershop: The Next Cut) will share in producing and may appear in the remake. [Deadline/Variety]


For the Love of Spock

For the Love of Spock Trailer: The documentary For the Love of Spock examines the enduring appeal of the Star Trek character and the actor who first played him, Leonard Nimoy. His son, Adam Nimoy, directed; the first trailer has now been released. The movie will open on September 9. [Movieclips]

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