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Any cursory glance through the comments here at TrekMovie.com will show that there has been a lot of talk about the Star Trek sequel, with expectations raised now that the film has been delayed. In a new interview co-writer/producers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman talked about how they are feeling that fan pressure. While they are thinking about the fans, they apparently aren’t thinking much about 3-D. More below.
Orci and Kurtzman talk fan pressure and 3D for Star Trek sequel
In a new interview at Collider promoting Cowboys & Aliens (opening today), Star Trek sequel co-writer/producers also talked about how their second Trek is progressing. Here are some key excerpts.
Orci and Kurtzman on the fan pressures for the Star Trek sequel:
Orci: Every project is different. However the fan pressure on Trek is something unlike any other project I think.
Kurtzman: That is why we didn’t want to rush it.
Orci: Yeah. We want to take in all of the information culturally because it is a cultural icon that does require a couple of different hats that other movies don’t require.
Kurtzman: When we were first approached about doing the first one we said “No.” and it took us a year to say “Yes.” for all of the same reasons. We just did not want to mess it up. I think we feel the same responsibility on 2. Now even more so actually because expectations were low on 1. No one really knew what it was going to be. Now everybody is waiting for it to match what they felt wabout the first one. So there is that added pressure.
Orci and Kurtzman on Star Trek sequel in 3D:
Kurtzman: I don’t think we are thinking about 3D at this point. At least I am not. I am just thinking about the story.
Orci: Yeah. We are not. I’m sure it will be budgeted both ways probably and we will be able to make an assessment there, but we actually haven’t discussed that with our band mates. I actually don’t know what they think about it.
Kurtzman: If there is a great reason to do it then it’s certainly a conversation. But we are not thinking around 3D right now.
Much more from Orci & Kurtzman on Cowboys & Aliens, Enders Game, the Star Trek game and more at Collider.