In a new video interview with JJ Abrams, the Star Trek Into Darkness director talks about how this movie is different than the 2009 film, secrecy, Roddenberry’s legacy and more. You can watch the full video and read some excerpts below.
Abrams talks Into Darkness
The Brazilian website Omelete has a video interview with Star Trek Into Darkness director JJ Abrams, conducted during last month’s press event in Brazil. The interview covers a few topics with Abrams starting off describing the film in brief…
Into Darkness is about this (now) family that is being tested in a way that they never have been before. In the first film [Kirk] gets the captain’s chair and in this film he earns it. It is really about this group being thrust into crazy intense adventure that takes them not only elsewhere but also takes place very much on Earth.
Later when talking about the challenges he had making Into Darkness, Abrams described the approach they took for the the characters in the film, saying:
Part of [the challenge] was making sure all the characters get introduced brand new. You can’t assume people know or like or relate to the character. A lot of sequels begin assuming you already love the people and to me it is really important that this is a brand new movie. If you saw the first movie – great! fantastic!..but you don’t have to. So the challenge was reintroducing everyone and establishing that everyone had a critical role in the movie. If every one of the characters wasn’t required the movie doesn’t work. So it was really a lot of different characters – and the writers and I worked together for a year to make sure it was something we all loved.
You can watch the entire video (via Omelete) below.