Star Trek Into Darkness co-writers spoke exclusively with TrekMovie.com at the London premiere. The pair talked about secrecy, revealed how TrekMovie.com fan community, and gave an update on Paramount’s plans for the next Star Trek movie. All that and more in the video interview below. (minor spoilers discussed).
Exclusive: Orci & Kurtzman Talk How Fans Influenced Into Darkness & More
TrekMovie.com spoke with Star Trek Into Darkness co-writers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci at the white carpet premiere in London. We talked about secrecy, how fans influenced the movie, the next Trek and more.
Here are some highlights:
Kurtzman on desire for secrecy
It is so rare nowadays to walk into a movie and be genuinely surprised by what was happening. When we were kids you would wait four hours online with no idea of what was coming and there was such joy to that and it feels that that experience is gone for filmgoers these days and we wanted to preserve that.
Orci on how fan reaction (at TrekMovie.com and elsewhere) to Star Trek 2009 effected the story for Star Trek Into Darkness:
In the first movie a lot of fans said ‘Oh my gosh, Kirk became captain so fast!’ And he went from cadet to captain and even though he save the world too fast.’ And so in [Into Darkness] we take that criticism very much into heart. Literally Christopher Pike tells Kirk ‘some people think you got here too fast and maybe you weren’t ready for the chair.’ And it is actually part of the story of the movie and that was a result of fan input.
On Paramount’s plans for the next Star Trek movie.
They are firm about having a movie out by the 50th anniversary [in 2016] and we are all trying to see if we can all make it work together.
On favorite scenes translated from their script to the actual movie, Alex said his was with the Klingons, Bob said his favorite was with the Enterprise rising out of the water, noting:
I like the Enterprise rising out of the ocean…that was an idea that Alex pitched and the minute he pitched it I was like ‘It is going to piss off some fans but I love it, it is going to be great!’
More Star Trek Into Darkness From London
- Exclusive white carpet interview with Damon Lindelof
- Paramount official interview clips with Abrams, Orci, Kurtzman, Cumberbarth & Eve
- Paramount official interview clips with Pine, Quinto, Saldana, Pegg and Urban
- Photos & Video from London Premiere