Paramount has just released the much anticipated trailer to the new "Star Trek" film this past weekend attached to the record breaking 007 film, "Quantum of Solace." The studio's goal with this new film was to take an aging franchise and spice it up for a new and more importantly, wide audience. How would they set about taking the nerdiest of all franchises and make it cool you ask? Well the first step would be to hire a "hip" director- enter J.J. Abrams of "Lost" fame. Next hire a a cast of young and once again "hip" actors- think Zachary "Sylar from Heroes" Quinto, Simon "Shaun of the Dead" Pegg, and the always awesome Eric Bana. Last step- Modernize the story and effects, and do this all with a reasonably high budget.
Will this all work? Well we'll have to wait until May 8, 2009 to find out, but if this trailer is any indicator, it looks like it will. EVERYone in my screening of "Quantum of Solace" was pumped after this played, and the comments from readers of pretty "mainstream" sites around the web are almost all positive. Even though I'm kinda a closet geek, Star Trek has always been one notch too geeky even for me. That said, I do have to admit that this looks pretty fresh and has me pretty stoked. Sit back, let your inner nerd out for a few minutes and let us know what you think:
** In case the streaming video below is removed by YouTube, you can checkout the High Quality QuickTime HD version over at Apple Trailers: