Burk: Anyone Can Jump In To ‘Into Darkness’ + Cumberbatch Talks Star Trek Anticipation March 18, 2013by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Star Trek Into Darkness , trackback
Star Trek Into Darkness producer Bryan Burk took his traveling international promotional tour to Australia over the weekend. Speaking at the event Burk talked about how the movie works for all audiences and he also contrasted the Star Trek and Star Wars universes (now that Bad Robot is involved with both). We also have some new comments from Benedict Cumberbatch.
Burk: Anyone can ‘jump in’ to Into Darkness + Contrasts Star Trek & Wars
JJ Abrams Bad Robot production company partner Bryan Burk has been traveling the world showing off footage from Star Trek Into Darkness to press and industry insiders, trying to build up buzz for the film. His latest stop was Sydney, Australia over the weekend, where he talked about how this new Star Trek movie works with all audiences, saying (via Herald Sun)…
"I think with the first one we got a lot of people who had dipped in and out of the Star Trek universe over the last 40 years and got a lot of new people along the way but that allows us now to go a lot further and open it up to everyone else. People went to see the last film who weren’t expecting to like it and I feel for this film that if people have adamantly avoided Star Trek and thought it wasn’t for them, they will be pleasantly surprised. It was really important to make a film where if you hadn’t seen the last one, you could just jump in."
Burk also talked about how Bad Robot is jugging both the Star Trek and Star Wars film franchises, saying…
"It’s been very surreal. It’s very early in the process of Star Wars, but it feels like we are on the precipice of jumping into that world. The worlds couldn’t be more different. The only thing they have in common is the word ‘star’ and they take place in outer space. Star Trek doesn’t take place in a galaxy far, far away it’s not science fiction, it’s science fact, it’s 100 per cent our future. The guy who invented the cellphone said he was inspired by watching Star Trek."
Zachary Quinto and Chris Pine in "Star Trek Into Darkness"
Cumberbatch awaits final cut
And the Press Association has a quote from Into Darkness baddie Benedict Cumberbatch, talking about how he hasn’t seen the full movie yet…
"I’m really excited about seeing the film. I haven’t seen the whole film yet so I’m in the same situation as a lot of fans. Anticipation is where I’m at with that one."
Cumberbatch has been well trained by JJ Abrams to not reveal any spoilers, but he did offer this assessment of Into Darkness…
"It’s a rollicking summer film which has heart and soul, and a depth to detail that will keep you glued to your seat and caring about the thrills and spills on the IMAX 3D experience."
Cumberbatch (L) in "Star Trek Into Darkness" – Actor hasn’t seen the final cut but says it will keep you glued to your seat