30th December, 2007

A few Comanche Moon screencaps are up in the  TV Screencaps section.


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25th December, 2007

The Comanche Moon trailer is online at  video.aol.com so check it out.


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21st December, 2007

Karl talked to TVGuide.com about playing McCoy: "The movie is very, very faithful to the spirit of the original series and the characters that were created in the '60s." Karl said Bones "is the lovable, irascible humanist that he has always been a good friend of Jim Kirk."

When asked about whether Star Trek fans will hear Bones delivering one of his trademark "I'm a doctor, not a [blank]" lines, Karl answered with a laugh saying, "I can't say! I would love to tell you, but...I'm not allowed to say."


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20th December, 2007

In an interview with Troy Rogers from The Deadbolt, Karl mentions the following about John McTiernan's latest film, Run: "Run is a project I’m in discussions with, but it’s not something I’m actually signed on to at this point in time...it’s not something that I’m actually attached to at this point."

He also has this to say about making Star Trek: "I think the hardest part really is maintaining the level of security and secrecy that we have all been forced to adopt. I mean it’s really kind of paranoid crazy, but sort of justified. We’re not allowed to walk around in public in our costumes and we have to be herded around everywhere in these golf carts that are completely concealed and covered in black canvas. The security of it is immense. You feel your freedom is a big challenge. The film that we are making is very faithful in ways to the original series and the characters are the same archetypes which were established in the original series from the '60s. And I think the fact that Leonard Nimoy has chosen to reprise his role as Spock for the first time in 15 years is an incredible endorsement and he wouldn’t be involved if he didn’t believe in J.J. [Abrams] and the authenticity of the project. I’m just really excited about this film and it’s amazing [how] every day someone new comes in and turns up on set, like we had Stephen Spielberg pop in yesterday. Everybody is thoroughly intrigued to see this one and it’s going to be phenomenal. I think the teaser trailer comes out on the front of Cloverfield in January, so people will get their first kind of taste of the look and feel."


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17th December, 2007

Brian Gallagher from Movieweb talked to actress Aisha Tyler and she mentioned the film Black Water Transit and working with Karl: "Yeah, yeah. Black Water Transit I just finished, it's unbelievable. It's directed by Tony Kaye, who's an extraordinary filmmaker. It was a really unique experience, as an actor, because it was a very raw way of working. He shot the whole movie himself, he was actually holding and filming the whole time. It was a really intimate way of working with the director because he's there every minute and every second of the day. The actors were encouraged to improvise a lot, and to really create characters for themselves. We shot it in New Orleans and it's set right after Katrina and it's about the aftermath of Katrina and how it affects the crime underworld. It's a real cop and robber thriller. Laurence Fishburne and Karl Urban, who's an amazing guy and the bad-ass from The Bourne Supremacy, and just the nicest guy. We had an incredible time making it, and the footage that I've seen is just unbelievably explosive. I think it's gonna really be a seminal kind of film. He's got a David Lynch sort of approach to the story, so I think it's going to be very cool. "


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14th Decemer, 2007

Karl may not be attached to The Hard Ride, written by Thadd Turner, afterall. The Hard Ride follows the life and death of legendary lawman and gunfighter, Wild Bill Hickok, and his close friends to 1876 Deadwood, Dakota Territory. It begins shooting in Santa Fe again in early January and it's more than likely the Star Trek shoot overlaps.


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26th November, 2007

The Stalker Special: Karl and his wife were spotted out and about not far from their home. They were seen grabbing some cheap eats at Ponsonby Village International Foodcourt.


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21st November, 2007

Comingsoon.net has revealed Comanche Moon is now set to premier in the US on CBS in January. It's to be broadcast Sunday, January 13, Tuesday, January 15 and Wednesday, January 16, 9:00 - 11:00 pm, ET/PT, each night.


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12th November, 2007

Despite reports on movie industry Websites to the contrary, Karl is definitely signed on to star in Thadd Turner's 'The Hard Ride'. Go to tehachapinews.com to read about it.


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7th November, 2007

'Star Trek' begins shooting this week. Shooting is scheduled next week on the Paramount lot and will continue on location in Southern California...somehwere. Principal photography is expected to last until March 2008. Hopefully that schedule won't clash with filming for 'The Hard Ride'.


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31st October, 2007

Thadd Turner is set to direct Karl Urban in 'The Hard Ride'. The action packed western will also star Val Kilmer, Elizabeth Shue and Luke Wilson. The story follows a legendary gunfighter and his close friends to 1876 Deadwood, Dakota Territory. It's scheduled for filming in Santa Fe, New Mexico, in January and February 2008. More information can be found at the Website for Thadd Turner's production company, Talmarc Productions.


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23rd October, 2007

The Stalker Special: Auckland's popular Richmond Rd Café had some celebrity diners for lunch, one of which was Karl.


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18th October, 2007

Courtesy of BBC News:


'Lord of the Rings' actor Karl Urban will play Leonard "Bones" McCoy, the Starship Enterprise's medical officer. The film, which chronicles the early days of the Enterprise crew, will be released in the US on 25 December 2008. The movie will show the crew meeting at the Starfleet Academy and embarking on their first mission. Urban's character Bones was responsible for several of Star Trek's famous phrases including: "He's dead, Jim."


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17th October, 2007

It's official. A source at Paramount Pictures says Karl has signed on to play McCoy in the latest 'Star Trek' film. Production starts November 5th, 2007. That's all the info I have at the moment. Stay tuned.


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16th October, 2007

aintitcool.com is reporting Karl has definitely been cast as McCoy in the latest 'Star Trek' film. Apparently it's a done deal.


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12th October, 2007

Here's the latest from TrekMovie.com:


Two weeks ago TrekMovie.com reported that New Zealand actor Karl Urban was being considered for an unnamed role in the new 'Star Trek' film, but not (as reported elsewhere) the villain. Since then we have learned that Eric Bana will be playing the villain Nero. And today TrekMovie.com has confirmed with a source that Urban is now in talks for the role of Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy, the role originally played by DeForest Kelley. According to the source the deal is not certain and Urban’s schedule seems to be an issue with a film currently shooting and another in pre-production.


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7th October, 2007

A little more about Run, which has started filming in Argentina:


An unsuspecting motorist is pulled over by police in Buenos Aires for a traffic violation. Further investigation reveals this person may be a criminal wanted by Interpol. The suspect flees from Tucker (Karl Urban), triggering a chaotic citywide car chase. While in pursuit, Tucker stumbles upon an inside conspiracy to rip off the pension fund of the entire Argentine police force and discovers the suspect may not be as guilty as he seems. The real suspect may be his own partner sitting right beside him.


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2nd  October, 2007

Comanche Moon (CBS) will be airing in the U.S on the following dates:

Part 1: Sunday, December 30th, 2007, 9-11PM

Part 2: Tuesday, January 1st, 2008, 9-11PM

Part 3: Wednesday, January 2nd, 2008, 9-11PM


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1st October, 2007

Star Trek XI Screenwriter Roberto Orci, who worked with Karl on Xena and Hercules, has said:


We worked with Urban back in the day...he always came through for us, and he is such a decent guy. None of what I just said, however, should be taken as a sign that any decisions have been made. Our only point is that, whatever happens, we’ve always loved Karl, and we all got our start in the same place.


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29th September, 2007

The latest casting rumours about the movie Star Trek XI, courtesy of trekmovie.com:


TrekMovie.com has confirmed that Urban is being considered for a role, but a source close to the production tells us that it is not for the film’s villain (nor is it for Kirk). The source would not go further when pressed, but based on the Actor’s age (35) either Scotty or Bones may be a good guess. Regarding the casting of the villain a studio insider recently told TrekMovie.com that they are looking for well known brand name actor (especially one who will help the film play in foreign markets). This fits with the report that there is interest in Russell Crowe for the part.



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28th September, 2007

There's a rumour doing the rounds at IESB.net  that the Romulan villain in the latest Star Trek film may be Karl. Industry sources told IESB.net an offer had been put to Karl by Paramount Pictures and they are waiting for a response.


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5th September, 2007

Filming for Black Water Transit just wrapped.


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9th August, 2007

Karl was interviewed for an upcoming documentary film called Reclaiming The Blade. The film explores historic European and Asian swordplay and offers a look at the fascinating world of sword combat in movies. Also featuring Viggo Mortensen and narrated by John Rhys-Davies, it's set to be released later this year. Read more at the official Website: www.reclaimingtheblade.com


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19th July, 2007

Filming for Run begins next month in London.


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10th July, 2007

The latest on the action-thriller, Black Water Transit:


Filming began last month in New Orleans, Louisiana. The story centers on former CIA agent, Earl Pike (Karl Urban), who approaches Jack Vermillion (Laurence Fishburne), owner of the container ship company, Black Water Transit Company, with a business proposition. Pike wants to send a shipment of ancient and valuable weapons overseas without alerting the ATF. This deal solves a personal problem for Jack, who make a deal with the Feds to bust the crooked former CIA agent. Vermillion agrees to turn Pike and the shipment over to the ATF in return for a reduction of jail time for his ex-junkie son, who is is serving a ten year sentence for robbery.

NYPD officer Casey Spandau (Aisha Taylor ) is working a double homicide with Pike as the chief suspect and uncovers the ATF's sting for Pike, resulting in a firefight that leaves many Feds and NY police dead. However, Jack finds himself the target of both the Feds and Earl Pike, when the tables are turned. He soon finds himself on the run from a smuggling charge while trying to find the person who set him up.


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4th July, 2007

How's this for random? Karl was mentioned briefly in a NZ Cabinet proposal from the Office of the Minister for Economic Development:


Following his appearances in The Price of Milk and The Lord of the Rings,

Karl Urban is becoming well known and well liked on the international film

circuit. Unlike many US actors who are described as ‘lacking in some of the

realities of life’, and somewhat introspective, Karl is described as pragmatic

and can get things done in a typical Kiwi way.


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21st June, 2007

Variety reports that Karl Urban has been cast in Black Water Transit, a crime drama once in development for Bruce Willis. The film will also star Laurence Fishburne and Brittany Snow: http://www.variety.com


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7th June, 2007

The birthday boy is 35 today.


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22nd May, 2007

Variety has an article about Karl's next movie, Run: http://www.variety.com


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4th May, 2007

The Stalker Special:

Karl was spotted getting into his four wheel drive after picking up some fish n chips for dinner near his home.


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25th April, 2007

Karl is rumoured to be involved in the next John McTiernan (The Hunt For Red October and Die Hard) film called Run. Karl is set to play a maverick American Interpol agent named Tucker. There's a little more info about Run at http://www.moviesonline.ca


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24th April, 2007

In an interview with http://www.stuff.co.nz, Karl has said he can't say what his next overseas film will be just yet, due to contract reasons. He did say he has to decide between three films – one in Canada, the USA and Argentina. He's already made it clear he's keen to play Kiwi World War II hero Charles Upham.


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20th April, 2007

Pathfinder is officially released in cinemas in the U.K. today.


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16th April, 2007

To view some pics of Karl at the 2007 Supernova Con in Brisvegas, go to Images and click on Gallery 7.


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15th April, 2007

Check out this interview clip of Karl talking about Pathfinder on G4.


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13th April, 2007

Pathfinder is officially released in cinemas in the U.S. today.


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12th April, 2007

More about the Supernova Con in Brisvegas:


Preview Night VIP Members will have a chance to have their photos taken with Karl  before he goes on stage tomorrow night. The pics can then be printed up and they'll be ready to be signed by the end of his talk. After his talk there will be a two hour photo/signing session (or until he is finished, whichever occurs first). There will be a fee of $30 per signature or photograph.


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9th April, 2007

Karl is making an appearance at the pop culture expo Supanova at Brisbane's RNA showground on Friday, April 13th. His appearance is scheduled for 6.30 pm,  followed by an exclusive photo and autograph session in the foyer.

Go to http://www.supanova.com.au for more information.


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30th March, 2007

Mark of the Lion is the name of the upcoming film about NZ war hero, Charles Upham. Karl is becoming the front runner for the title role.  Watch a short NZ news video about it. Karl Urban tipped for Upham role.


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24th March, 2007

There are some Pathfinder clips up at http://au.ign.com so check them out.


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18th February, 2007

A new NZ film company, Fat and Thin Productions, has announced it is making an $18-million dollar movie based on the life of Victoria Cross recipient Charles Upham. Fat and Thin CEO Matt Walsh says they are in talks with Karl Urban and Ralph Fiennes.


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14th February, 2007

Here's a link to a video interview at www.collider.com where Karl talks about Pathfinder. The video is around 12 minutes long and it's not the best quality. Warning: If you have dial-up, you may want to come back in a few hours. Alternatively, you can watch it on www.youtube.com


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12th February, 2007

In an interview with RopeofSilicon's Brad Brevet about upcoming roles, Karl said, "Yeah, there are a couple of things that are coming up but I can't really say much because I shoot myself in the foot sometimes saying something and then they don't happen, but yeah in the coming weeks expect some news."

So stay tuned, folks.


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9th  January, 2007

Pathfinder is due for release on January 11th in Malaysia and Russia. March release dates are set for Germany, Norway and Singapore, and it looks like it's April for Australia, UK and USA.


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