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  • A potential project (hopefully never to be realised) via Marc Malkin's Insider column:

    Matt Damon's Star Trek blessing

    Will MATT DAMON get beamed up? Could happen. I'm told J.J. ABRAMS is very interested in casting the Oscar-winning Damon as a young Captain Kirk in the upcoming 'Star Trek' movie that he's directing and producing. He's so interested that he's apparently already sought support from the original Kirk, WILLIAM SHATNER. "Shatner gave his blessing," my source says. "J.J. got his approval." Damon first popped up in Trekkie circles as soon as the Abrams-'Star Trek' deal was announced. Rumor had it that the new movie would center on Kirk and Spock's early days at a space academy. "J.J. wants Damon as Capt. Kirk," my source reports. "He really loves the idea."
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    From: meacoustic Date: June 21st, 2006 03:02 am (UTC) (Link)
    I have to laugh - the last rumour was Ben as Kirk.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: June 21st, 2006 03:10 am (UTC) (Link)
    I remember that - yet another reason not to believe this story. I am heartened, though, by there being nothing at all in the item which indicates that Matt would take part in the project.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: June 21st, 2006 09:28 am (UTC) (Link)
    ... or that he's even aware of it. Just because they decide that Matt's perfect does not mean Matt agrees with them. I can't imagine. The thought is horrifying.

    From: (Anonymous) Date: June 21st, 2006 03:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
    i just watched "syriana" and oh my was it good and it was such a powerful movie. Matt did such a good job and i wish that he was in it more. his story was heartbreaking but so good! it was so nice to see him play a father too. he was great. He looked really big in that movie haha and so cute!
    From: (Anonymous) Date: June 21st, 2006 07:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
    There's a photo of Matt at People.com. Here's the link and the caption:

    New dad Matt Damon – who welcomed Isabella June 11 with wife Luciana – gets to work on his iPod before working out his bod Tuesday in Florida. Next month, Damon begins filming Ocean's Thirteen.

    From: (Anonymous) Date: June 21st, 2006 08:03 pm (UTC) (Link)

    "The Kirk Identity"

    This could lead to some great chase scenes and a brooding, highly introspective Kirk who karate-kicks the Klingons into submission after he and Spock (Ben with ears) clean up a few undergraduate bars slicing and pinching. Matt would be great as Kirk. Seriously. Star Trek is currently dead. He could resurrect the franchise with a whole new personality and direction.
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