Yahoo! Movies has the new teaser poster for Star Trek IX, Paramount Pictures’ Trek prequel from director J.J. Abrams.
See the poster here at right, click for larger view.
Variety reports that Zachary Quinto, who plays the villainous Sylar on NBC’s superhero drama Heroes, will play a young Spock in the prequel and that Leonard Nimoy will appear in the film reprising the legendary role that he created.
Star Trek IX is scheduled to open in theaters on Christmas Day 2008 (and that’s exactly where I’ll be!).
The casting news was announced this week at Comic-Con in San Diego, at which Nimoy and Quinto made guest appearances. When asked about Quinto’s casting, Nimoy responded: “It was logical.”
While Nimoy is confirmed to reprise, Abrams said he is “desperately trying” to find a way to have the original Captain Kirk, William Shatner, appear in the film as well.