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[Movies] John Cho Talks Star Trek 2, Harold and Kumar 3

January 11, 2010 | Posted by Chris Lansdell

In a recent interview with IGN Movies John Cho, star of Star Trek, the Harold and Kumar movies and ABC’s FlashForward had some information to share about Star Trek 2. Apart from saying that he’d heard it will film next year, he had the following to say:

“Those are clever cats they’ve got over there and I’m excited about what it will be. Whether it will be something we’ve seen in the Star Trek universe, whether it will continue to go into new directions… it will be interesting. I think they must have locked down a concept or an idea because I heard there was a big meeting, but I haven’t seen them since and I haven’t heard where they’re going with it.”

He also has a hankering for some Star Trek history to make an appearance.

“I’d love to see Khan out there. That would be badass.”

Cho also mentioned that he was not too concerned about the film living up the the high standards expected, and was pretty confident that it would “have legs”.

“My big moment was when I saw the movie for the first time in a small theater screening room at Paramount with Chris Pine and Zach Quinto and the rest of the cast. I can’t remember exactly who was there — I think Zoe [Saldana] was there. But we all saw it in a little room and we were going nuts; bananas. We were so excited about it, because it so exceeded our expectations at that point. And when I saw it, I just wasn’t worried about business. I thought, ‘This is the kind of movie that will be around for a long time.’ I just felt that it would perform well in the long run.”

Moving on to the proposed third Harold and Kumar film, A Very Harold and Kumar Christmas, Cho said that they were trying to start the movie this summer if co-star Kal Penn‘s schedule was amenable to it.

“I haven’t read [the script] yet. I talked with the writers. I’ve asked them [details], but they have asked me not to ask any more because they want to get together a draft that they’re proud of before they give it to me.”

Credit: IGN Movies


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