‘Star Trek’ Is For Everyone

The news issue of Empire Magazine just out in the UK features a brief preview of the new J.J. Abrams ‘Star Trek’ movie.

The article which features a couple of quotes from Abrams tells of how the new movie will be a Batman Begins style reboot of the Star Trek franchise – intended to appeal as much to the mainstream movie audience as it will to the fans. The idea being that no one gets excluded.

“The whole point was to try to make this movie for fans of movies, not fans of Star Trek necessarily,” he explains. “It was an opportunity to take what I think has been a maligned world and treat it in a way that felt genuinely thrilling.”

To date very little has been revealed about the movie – other than a few sneaky photographs and a small report by Harry Knowles of popular internet website Ain’t It Cool News. All fans have had to go on is a brief movie promo, which is a camera, panning across the saucer section of the Enterprise while it is being constructed – and in spite of this fans seem to be very supportive of Abrams.

“We’ve made sure we’re serving the people who are completely enamoured with Star Trek.” Abrams insists. “But at the same time, this film is so unlike what you expect, so unlike the Star Trek you’ve seen. I can tell you that the idea of the universe of Star Trek has never been given this kind of treatment.”

As ever Abrams is careful not to give too much away – which to my mind is encouraging.

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