Set your phasers to stun/heat/kill (depending on how you see fit) folks, as Paramount Pictures has finally found a new director to helm the third instalment of the mega-budgeted Star Trek reboot. With many directors in the running – including Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s Jonathan Frakes – the list finally became a two-man race, fortunately this didn’t involve any souped up muscle cars, or fuel injected nitro kits. The search for a replacement director went into over-drive – when J.J. Abrams left for another galaxy far far away – with names as far-out as Edgar Wright popping up online. Now Paramount seem to have found the man for the job. (more…)
Star Trek Into The Darkness
J.J. Abrams was on Conan the other night and brought one of the first deleted scenes from Star Trek Into Darkness for our viewing pleasure. They discussed the recent heat Abrams and the movie have been taking for Alice Eve‘s underwear scene with Kirk ( Chris Pine). Apparently some people have their panties in a twist about Eve’s panties in the movie.
Conan goes on to label this, “The shower of Evil.” Take a look, then all you Cumberbitches can spend some time in your bunks.
If there’s any film that has the potential to be THE summer blockbuster of the year, it’s J.J. Abram‘s Star Trek Into Darkness. The sequel has had almost no need for promotion, as internet hype, leaked details, and Benedict Cumberbatch’s ominous self have been more then enough to keep interest thriving.
To prepare for what will be the beginning of a long line of interviews and press, J.J. Abrams sat down with the entertainment site Omelete and talked the finer details of the upcoming science-fiction sequel. Over the course of the short five minute interview, J.J. discussed his character driven story, the challenges to making the sequel compared to the original and the ability to keep secrets while keeping the moviegoer’s experience unique. It’ll be interesting to see how Abrams’ answers change in a months time once everyone has been able to openly judge every critical detail and direction.
If you’re looking to skip ahead, here’s a handy dandy cheat sheet on Abrams responses:
- 0:15 – The character-centric plot of Star Trek Into Darkness.
- 0:45 – Abrams’ connection to Star Trek and how he handled the fan-favorite mythology.
- 1:20 – Talks about whether or not he feels accepted by the Star Trek fandom.
- 2:25 – The challenges of making the sequel versus the original film, as well as re-introducing all of the characters to the audience.
- 3:45 – Keeping secrets, from Alias to Lost to the last Star Trek movie, when most people know what will already be going on plot wise.
Star Trek Into Darkness stars Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, Anton Yelchin, John Cho, Bruce Greenwood, Peter Weller, Alice Eve, and Benedict Cumberbatch. The film opens on May 15th in IMAX 3D and in 2D and 3D internationally on May 17th.
This is a title that comes out of a long process of discussion amongst the creative team. As reported earlier, Paramount tested a number of titles for the film over the summer, including at least one title that did not include “Star Trek.” Also noted in our earlier article, the title (by design) does not include a colon, like were used for the Next Generation films such as “Star Trek: First Contact” or “Star Trek: Nemesis.”
According to sources, the creative team are still working on how they will officially roll out this new title. The first acknowledgement will likely be made with some kind of visual treatment, either a type treatment for the title or possibly even a teaser poster or image. Indications are that this official roll out should be coming soon.