STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS Screenwriter Roberto Orci Talks J.J. Abrams And STAR WARS
As you should already know, J.J. Abrams' next task after completing Star Trek Into Darkness is to reintroduce Star Wars to an audience who desperately want and need to forget the prequels released last decade. Talking to Empire Magazine, writer Roberto Orci has shared his thoughts on how he felt when he learned that the director had a new sci-fi franchise to focus on and how he believes this will all impact the release of the next instalment in the Star Trek franchise.
With the 50th anniversary of Star Trek set to hit in 2016, common sense says that Paramount will want another movie by then. But how will director J.J. Abrams achieve such a task when he'll be busy in a galaxy far, far away? Here's what Roberto Orci had to say about exactly that...
"First I was happy for J.J., but I definitely felt a disturbance in the Force - which, incidentally, was first felt by Spock on the original series of Star Trek: when 400 Vulcans died he felt it across space, just like Ben Kenobi, but a decade ahead...
"Anyway, we're all fans of Star Wars. Still, this is going to affect calendars and now it's two massive corporations having to vie for the right attention to each of these properties. But hopefully it will be fine.
"I don't know how much Paramount and other studios have to cooperate with each other. But I think everyone will explore every possibility fairly. And even if he goes completely Star Wars, we know now - he can't ever deny it - he is a big Star Trek fan!"
What do you guys think? Will we see Abrams back for a follow-up to Star Trek Into Darkness or is he destined to spend the next few years reinvigorating the world of Star Wars? More to the point, which would you prefer to see him take on? Sound off with your thoughts in the usual place!
When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis. With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction. As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew.
Chris Pine as Captain James T. Kirk
Zachary Quinto as Spock
Benedict Cumberbatch as John Harrison
Alice Eve as Dr. Carol Marcus
Karl Urban as Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy
Zoe Saldana as Nyota Uhura
Anton Yelchin as Pavel Chekov
John Cho as Hikaru Sulu
Simon Pegg as Montgomery "Scotty" Scott
Bruce Greenwood as Admiral Christopher Pike
RELEASE DATE: May 9th, 2013 (UK). May 17th, 2013 (US).
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