Quinto and Burk Talk Future Of Trek Film Franchise September 23, 2008by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: ST09 Cast,Star Trek (2009 film),Trek Franchise , trackback
The upcoming issue of the UK’s SFX has a Star Trek cover story and the fine folks at the magazine have shared with TrekMovie some exclusive excerpts from interviews with Zachary Quinto (the new Spock) and executive producer Bryan Burk, and one item of particular interest is both speaking about the future of the franchise after the new Star Trek movie.
Quinto finds a new ‘re’ word
Many ‘re’ words have been bandied about in relation to the new Star Trek: restart, reboot, remake, re-imagination, reinterpretation, re-introduction, and re-invigoration. Leave it to the always articulate Zach Quinto to find a new one when talking about where we go after the new movie
SFX: Is the ultimate objective here to reinvigorate Star Trek and start a whole new franchise?
Quinto: I think it is. I think it’s to reframe a franchise whose genesis had incredible foresight – it was a very prescient series, ahead of its time, and it had so much social relevance when it first came on the air. It’s about taking the integrity of that and reframing it for today’s world, which is obviously vastly different from the world of 40 years ago. But we turned up to work every day to make the best movie we could make, and to invest ourselves in it creatively and be a part of it as best we could, with all of ourselves and all of our integrity. That’s all we can do. Once it’s released into the Zeitgeist, then it’s not up to us! I hope people respond in a way that gives these characters and this story some more life but that’s something that will only reveal itself once the movie is released.
Burk: Ready for the Sequel
SFX also interviewed Star Trek exec producer Bryan Burk, and he ended up also talking about what is next as well:
SFX: Is a sequel a strong possibility?
Burk: God, we hope so! It’s funny because when we broke this story at the same time we said, ‘And here’s what the sequel is!’ If enough people go and see the movie, hopefully the franchise will continue. That’s the plan and that’s the hope. Having seen the movie, everyone here says this feels like a big summer movie.
Much more from Quinto and Burk as well as other features on the new movie in SFX issue 175, which goes on sale in the UK on Wednesday September 24th, and should soon be available in the US at Borders, Barnes & Noble and Virgin Megastores. More info at SFX.co.uk.