The sequel to J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek will start filming next year for a June 29, 2012 release, but meetings have already started for the project. In an article at The New York Times talking about how the iPad is being used in Hollywood, it reveals a specific character that was discussed during one of these meetings:
Last month at a meeting in Hollywood, it was time to plot out the sequel to “Star Trek,” last year’s blockbuster reboot of the sci-fi franchise.
The attendees all brought smartphones gadgets far more powerful than the videophones imagined by the “Star Trek” writers 40 years ago. Bob Orci brought something the writers back then could only dream of: an iPad.
Mr. Orci, meeting with the producers J. J. Abrams, Damon Lindelof and Bryan Burk, and his fellow writer Alex Kurtzman, jump-started the discussion with an iPad slide show, showing stills from the first film, snapshots of potential locations and a photo of a suggested actress for one of the roles. On the woman’s photo, he had used his iPad to paint on a Vulcan ear.
Who do you think Orci suggested? And do you think it’s a Vulcan character we’ve seen before or a new one?