Star Trek 2 (2013): Abrams Casts Uncharted's Nolan North
Director J.J. Abrams is such a fan of video games that he went and cast Nolan North in the Star Trek sequel.
Nolan North is a voice actor in the video game industry most noted for voicing Nathan Drake in the popular Uncharted series for PS3.
North told Eurogamer the news about being included in the small role.
"I just worked on Star Trek 2 with J. J. Abrams," Nolan told Eerogamer. "The reason I did that movie - it's a very small role - but it's because he and his son are huge fans of Uncharted. I met him doing some work on Super 8 and he said 'We're doing Star Trek, you wanna do it?' And I said I'd love to."
Previously, Abrams also tried to cast Chess Grandmaster Magnus Carlsen in a role in Star Trek 2 as well, as Abrams is a huge Chess fan, but the 21 year old chess champion chose to decline.
In related news, today saw the ashes of original Star Trek actor James Doohan - Scotty - blast off into space with the launch of the privately funded SpaceX craft.
The as-of-yet unnamed Star Trek sequel has a May 17th, 2013 release date in 3D, is directed by J.J. Abrams and stars Chris Pine as Capt. James T. Kirk, Zachary Quinto as Spock, Karl Urban as Leonard "Bones" McCoy, Zoe Saldana as Nyota Uhura, Simon Pegg as Scotty, Anton Yelchin as Pavel Chekov, John Cho as Hikaru Sulu and Benedict Cumberbatch as an unnamed villain.
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