A veteran actor, thespian, and director, Weller, 64, is best known for his role as officer Alex Murphy/ Robocop, in the 1987 sci-fi cult classic film of the same name. Like recent addition Alice Eve, details about Weller's role in the next Trek film are still under wraps, but this is arguably both a surprise and welcomed addition, and I'm sure fans who remember Murphy will welcome this legendary screen presence with open arms. If you want a taste of his acting chops, here's a scene of him as Robocop in the final act of the movie!
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The next Star Trek movie is slated to begin filming in January next year for a summer 2013 release!