‘Star Trek’ Double Bill: Abrams on ‘Star Trek 3’ & Lindelof & Burk on ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ Spoilers
At the time of this article Star Trek Into Darkness has earned over $91 million, just under the $93 million made in the first five-day of Star Trek‘s release. In the eyes of Paramount that’s an under par release. To fans this translates as no Star Trek 3, but to J.J. Abrams, that’s illogical.
Even with the director being brought under the wing of Lucasfilm and attaching himself to Star Wars: Episode VII, Abrams has said not to count out the likelihood of a future installment of Trek. A sentiment he continues to back up in a recent interview,
The idea of working with these people again would be a thrill and a privilege. One of the reasons I wanted to do the second one was so I had a chance to work with this cast and crew again…It really would depend if there’s a third movie that the studio wants to make. It would depend what the schedule was. Would I be open to it? Of course I would.
Would they be open to it? Of course Paramount would, they’d be foolish not to set up something after production wraps on Episode VII. An opportunity to pair up Abrams, co-writer Damon Lindelof and the producer Bryan Burk once again shouldn’t be missed. And speaking of the duo, Lindelof and Burk recently sat down with Cinema Blend to discuss some of the finer points to the twists and turns of Into Darkness. Read on after the jump.