MOVIE NEWS – Justin Lin, the director of the upcoming Star Trek Beyond, wants to analyze why the 50-year-old franchise is so unique in Star Trek Beyond. This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the original Star Trek TV show, along with the release of Paramount’s third film in their reboot series, Star Trek Beyond.
At the end of 2013’s Star Trek Into Darkness, it was determined that the USS Enterprise crew were departing for their well-known five-year mission, but some Star Trek fans had a bad taste in their mouth. Many supposed that the sequel was too alike to 1982’s The Wrath of Khan, which was the second original Star Trek movie, Director Justin Lin, who succeeds J.J. Abrams, told in a new interview that he wished to “deconstruct” the whole franchise, to honor its 50th Anniversary.
“This is the 50th anniversary. I felt like it was important to deconstruct the idea of Star Trek, the concept of the Federation and why it’s special. We’ll be poking at a lot of different things.”
Besides the new Director: Justin Lin, they also hired two new writers to this sequel. Indeed the franchise star, Simon Pegg will do more than just portray Scotty, he will also co-write the script with Doug Jung. The actor-writer also reveals that this scenario is situated during the USS Enterprise crew’s second year into their five-year mission, which is already starting to take its toll.
The team has go to a certain Federation outpost to earn their much-needed rest when they encounter Idris Elba‘s maleficent Krall, who only attacks the ship to exhibit his hatred for the Federation. Simon Pegg also spoke to Empire’s journalists about the larger themes at play within the story.
“What’s the point of it all? We’re gathering a great community within the galaxy, but to what end? What does it all mean?”
Simon Pegg will be joined in the cast by Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness stars Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, Jon Cho and Anton Yelchin, along with new cast members Idris Elba, Sofia Boutella, Lydia Wilson and Joe Taslim. Justin Lin is directing this new adventure, which hits theaters nationwide on July 22, going up against Ice Age: Collision Course and Lights Out. Stay tuned for more on Star Trek Beyond as we get closer to this highly-anticipated summer release.