Unless you're avoiding the Star Trek trailers (if you are, click out of here) that have popped up these past few months, you should have seen one clip where young James T. Kirk is running in a snowy tundra while some monster tries to have the iconic hero for lunch. With the film set to launch into theaters in a few weeks, Wired Magazine dug a little deeper and found some concept art for you fans who'd like to see more about the creature "Big Red" that special effect guru Neville Page (Cloverfield, Avatar) created for the J.J. Abrams production.
To see seven of the concept drawings centering on the monster, click here.
The upcoming origin tale stars John Cho, Ben Cross, Bruce Greenwood, Simon Pegg, Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Winona Ryder, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Anton Yelchin, Eric Bana and Leonard Nimoy. Abrams handled the direction behind the camera, based on a screenplay by the writing team Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman.
Plot Summary: The greatest adventure of all time begins with "Star Trek," the incredible story of a young crew's maiden voyage onboard the most advanced starship ever created: the U.S.S. Enterprise. On a journey filled with action, comedy and cosmic peril, the new recruits must find a way to stop an evil being whose mission of vengeance threatens all of mankind.
The fate of the galaxy rests in the hands of bitter rivals. One, James T. Kirk (Chris Pine), is a delinquent, thrill-seeking Iowa farm boy. The other, Spock (Zachary Quinto), was raised in a logic-based society that rejects all emotion. As fiery instinct clashes with calm reason, their unlikely but powerful partnership is the only thing capable of leading their crew through unimaginable danger, boldly going where no one has gone before!
Star Trek will hit standard and IMAX theaters May 7, 2009.
Are you ready to boldly go where men have gone before? Your thoughts on the Big Red monster? Chime in below.