Many of you probably saw that the most popular movie at the box office this past weekend was Angels and Demons, which narrowly displaced the most popular movie from last week, Star Trek. But do you know what the two films have in common? Wesleyan alumni played major roles in writing both films, with Akiva Goldsman ’83 behind Angels and Demons, and Alex Kurtzman ’95 penning Star Trek. Akiva appears as a Vulcan council member in Alex’s film…
Maybe we can get Vanity Fair (https://roth.blogs.wesleyan.edu/2008/09/12/wesleyan-vanity-fair/) to do an update….
Angels & Demons: Imagine Entertainment, Sony Pictures & Columbia
Star Trek: Paramount Pictures, Bad Robot & Spyglass
[tags] Angels & Demons, Star Trek, Akiva Goldsman, Alex Kurtzman, Wesleyan Alumni, Film Studies[/tags]
3 thoughts on “Hollywood goes Wes, Again”
and, with M.B.’s “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” due out on 6/24/09, this could be the beginning of that Wesleyan summer session you’ve been talking about.
I always thought Akiva had a little Vulcan in him.
And then there’s this years film studies graduate, Jack Johnson, who starred as Will Robinson in Akiva Goldsman’s Lost in Space.
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