With production just weeks away new director Justin Lin (Fast and the Furious) who left the the Fast and Furious franchise due to a conversation with J.J. Abrams (Star Wars: Episode VII) sat down with Deadline Hollywood to discuss the future of Star Trek.
Justin spoke of his early memories of the franchise “My dad worked 364 days a year, only took Thanksgiving off, and from age 8 to 18, the only time I could hang out with my parents was by staying late. And every night, it was Star Trek on Channel 13 in L.A. That was my childhood. All my friends were Star Warskids but I didn’t go to the movies, so I was the Star Trek kid. Thinking about this, it became a very personal and very emotional decision.”
but soon branched off to how he envisions Star Trek and how it will be different from J.J. Abrams take on the franchise. “As great as JJ’s films were, there’s still a lot to be mined from these characters. They haven’t really gone on their five-year mission, so what we experienced in the TV show hasn’t been touched on yet. That sets up an opportunity for exploration and the deeper you go, the more you are examining humanity. Those are the things that I absorbed as a kid and hope to tap into and embrace and celebrate. By the time this movie comes out, Star Trek will have been around for 50 years.”
he also touched on the villain aspect of things, which could mean the rumors of Idris Elba (The Wire) playing a Klingon are just that rumors. “It’s all new and fresh. The Klingons, Romulans and other species are great, but it’s time to go further. It has been fun to focus on creating whole new worlds and species.”
So what does this all mean? will we see Klingons, Romulans or will it be all new with a few Easter eggs to enjoy
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