Wednesday, 7 May 2008

Making new Star Trek movie was 'thrilling', says director

The new Star Trek movie will not compare to anything avid fans have seen before, its director has claimed.

JJ Abrams – the brains behind hit Channel 4 show Lost – said he expects to attract a whole new generation of Trekkies to the exploits of the Starship Enterprise.

Speaking to the Associated Press about the eleventh Star Trek flick, he remarked: "It was an opportunity to take what I think has been a maligned world - to sound crass, a franchise - and treat it in a way that made it something that I wanted to see."

He continued: "To take the characters, the thoughtfulness, the personalities, the sense of adventure, the idea of humanity working together, the sense of social commentary and innovation, all that stuff - to take it and apply it in a way that felt genuinely thrilling."

Opening across the pond on May 28th next year, the movie sees old favourites Captain James T Kirk, Dr McCoy and Mr Spock in their formative years at Starfleet Academy.

Director Abrams concluded by suggesting that the film is intended for people who are "completely enamoured" with Star Trek, as well as "fans of movies, not fans of Star Trek necessarily".

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