[Movies] Producer Bryan Burk Says Star Trek Into Darkness Will Be a ‘Much Deeper Emotional Experience’
Posted by Larry Csonka on 01.08.2013
See what he has to say…
- Producer Bryan Burk recently spoke about Star Trek Into Darkness. Here are the highlights…
On The Film's First Trailer: For us I think it's really important because we had intentionally not had anything come out. No stills had come out online with all the guessing of what's going on. Then recently we've jumped out with a whole bunch of things. So for us I think it's important to have a trailer that we like, and that we could announce to the world that we're coming. So we spent a lot of time working on the trailer.
On What Audiences Will Take Away from the Film: What attracted us to Star Trek is that it's not just about space and aliens and what you might think it is, it's actually about humans and how they all interact with each other, particularly Gene Rodenberry's vision of the future, where all the problems on earth kind of go away and we all come together and all the problems are out there. There was something interesting about that as a jumping off point. I think what's interesting about the world and what we're trying to do with it is just exploring these characters and the journeys they are going on. If the last film was about the crew and family coming together, this film is about them learning who they are and starting to work together. We kind of left the last film with Kirk and Spock not hating each other, but they are by no means best of friends going into this film. So it feels like it's a good progression in the series. But also people who have not seen the first film can jump right in and not feel like they've missed anything. It feels like a good step forward in the world of Star Trek, and a great way to bring in new audiences.
On How This Film Will Differ From The First: I think it's a continuation. It's not a sequel just for the sake of doing a sequel. We really decided that if we are going to do it, how do we make it different and really step up our game. It's part of the evolution of the title. The film is not a dark film per se. It's not post-apocalyptic dark – it's still within the realm of what Roddenberry had wanted, which is this positive view of the future. However the stakes are significantly greater, and personal. The characters – particularly Kirk – are going to a much darker place emotionally. I feel like the experience the audience has going through it will be a much deeper emotional experience. And on top of that the spectacle will be significantly bigger than the last film.