Star Trek: Beyond is being helmed by Justin Lin, and we can tell. The Verge reports a new trailer for the film was released just a few hours ago, showing us new glimpses of Captain Kirk and Spock.
The footage immediately opens up to the sounds the Beastie Boys’ “Sabotage” — a song that famously played in Star Trek while a young James Kirk drove his stepfather’s car off a cliff.
But now it’s Justin Lin’s turn, and he recently had a few things to say about this next chapter in his career. “They haven’t really gone on their five-year mission, so what we experienced in the TV show hasn’t been touched on yet,” Justin Lin told Deadline back in June.
“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.”
Simon Pegg, one of the cast of Star Trek: Into Darkness, co-wrote the script for this next film in the franchise, and elaborated on the pressure for IGN.
“You write a film of that size, you usually get a year or so, but I think we started maybe six months before we went into production, if that,” Pegg stated. “Just under six months and we were already in pre-production, which meant that things had to be designed and set pieces had to be created and the pressure on us to deliver was extraordinary.”
Pegg later reassured that making the film was “great fun,” something audiences everywhere can feel after digesting the new trailer.
It seems as if the new film will find our characters in dramatically different surroundings. Judging from the scenes in the trailer, the Enterprise goes down, and the entire crew is stranded on a far-off planet with new alien characters.
While J.J. Abrams is hard at work on releasing Star Wars, he did have a few things to say to Lin before he handed it over. “I was in the last week shooting True Detective when JJ Abrams called last December,” Lin recently said.
“He asked me, do you like Star Trek? If you do, you should take this, be bold, and just go for it.’ “
One of the popular newcomers to the cast is Idris Elba, who’s been getting a lot of buzz lately regarding the slight possibility of him becoming the next James Bond.
During an interview with MTV, Idris told reporters “Simon [Pegg] and the team have written a very interesting, complex journey for my character… You’ve never seen me play a character like this.”
“I think ‘Star Trek’ has prided themselves as being quite classic when it comes to villains, like ‘he’s a guy who wants to end the world,’ there’s no doubt about that. But in this version of the film, there’s a slightly different twist to that… It’s quite an interesting journey, which I think is groundbreaking for the franchise. But, it still keeps with the ‘classic bad guy is a classic bad guy’ tone.”
Will Idris be playing a villain? I guess we’ll have to wait for the film’s release to find out. Star Trek: Beyond will be released on July 22, 2016.
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