‘Star Trek 2′ Bits: Teases From Chris Pine, Alex Kurtzman And Noel Clarke About Characters, The Title And More
Posted on Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012 by Germain Lussier
There are lots of people who know lots of things about J.J. Abrams‘ Star Trek 2, but no one is talking. Actually, scratch that. A lot of people are talking a lot. They’ll talk about Star Trek 2 until the cows come home. They just won’t give any specifics.
Chris Pine will talk all day about the feel of the action scenes, or how he relates to Benedict Cumberbatch‘s character, but not with specifics. Co-star Noel Clarke said he knows the title of the film, but isn’t saying. Co-writer and producer Alex Kurtzman teased at Captain Kirk’s problem with responsibility but not much else and Roberto Orci said there’s a one in four chance the title won’t use the words “Star Trek” at all.
After the jump, read quotes about all of these things and more.
We’ll start with Chris Pine, being as he’s the star of the film. He spoke to Ain’t It Cool News and teased that the story this time is simply better than the first one:
The movie is relentless, and for the visually inclined people who want to see major sequences, there are a couple specifically that I think… I’m not a huge 3-D fan, but I think will be incredible. But what I’m more excited about and what I think they did so well is that really the story is that much better, and the journey that these guys go on is that much more, and what they always talked about is that even though they’re a crew from what we know about the original team, the fun of getting there is following that journey to where they become that tight-knit crew. It’s no fun if they’re already a tight-knit crew. So suffice it to say, they’re still learning how to get along.
That goes along with what Alex Kurtzman, Pine’s People Like Us director and co-writer/producer of Trek 2, said about Pine’s character to the Hollywood Reporter:
The assumption that we did not want to make was that just because he’s in the chair and they’re on the bridge together that they’re the crew that you remember from the original series. They’re not — the crew from the original series had gone on many, many journeys, they were a well-oiled machine in terms of how they function, and these characters are still figuring out who they are and who they are to each other. And I did not want to jump so far ahead that we missed a really important emotional connection to that transition for them.
Pine also did a great, albeit very tired interview with MTV News where he discussed the evolution of the script in regards to his character and also discussed how Benedict Cumberbatch‘s character works into that.
And in probably the most fun tease, Noel Clarke, who plays a family man in the film, told The Digital Spy that he knows what the title is, but isn’t saying. You can see that in the video below but, also of note, is co-writer Roberto Orci saying there’s only a 75% chance the title will have the words “Star Trek” in it at all. That’s intriguing, no? Read about that at Trek Movie.
In fact, you can read more about all of this stuff at Trek Movie, who is doing a great job keeping on top of all this round about talking.
Do you think any good nuggets are revealed in these interviews?