Published at: Aug. 20, 2001, 12:34 a.m. CST by staff
Hey, everyone. "Moriarty" here with some Rumblings From The Lab.
That's the story according to Coming Attractions today. And you know what? It makes sense.
I never ran the Sean Connery rumor here because it simply couldn't be true based on the script. Here's the spoiler part, so if you still want to see STAR TREK: NEMESIS without knowing what's what and who's who, bugger off and frolic in the Talk Backs.
Still here? Okay. Shinzon is Picard's clone, and he's only half Picard's age. How could Sean Connery be playing that role? He and Stewart might pass as brothers, but Connery as a clone? Connery as Stewart's junior? Hardly.
Jude Law on the other hand... that's pretty good casting. CA is also reporting that Craig T. Nelson is set to join the film as Shinzon's right hand man. That casting sounds right, also. If these are false rumors, they're damn good ones. At least these are people that are actually appropriate for the roles being discussed. And Law would be great in the role. He and Stewart, head to head... I'm in. It would play like CRIMSON TIDE, a decent film with a kick-ass dynamic between its leads.
Of course, all this is dependent on the film actually getting a green-light, and we won't know about that until sometime this week...