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Abrams is famous for his "Mystery Box" approach to storytelling, the idea being that it's better not to know what you're getting before walking into a movie. And though there are surprises in Star Trek Into Darkness that you probably won't know in advance, there are also parts of the film that Abrams went to a lot of effort to keep secret… and don't seem to matter all that much when you know them
Unbelievably, J.J. Abrams' first Star Trek opened before Avatar, in a time when not every summer blockbuster was expected to come out in 3D, and before movies were put through the post-conversion wringer to cash in. Four years later things are surprisingly different, and Star Trek Into Darkness has succumbed to the spirit of the times, arriving with post-converted 3D and a whole lot of ads trumpeting the 3D experience. But is it worth it?
He did tell me about where he was when he learned that Abrams would be directing Star Wars, and how he got the director to confirm Trek won't be the older, less cool sibling left behind. We also talked about the serious sprinting Scotty does in one key action scene in Star Trek Into Darkness, what it's like being one of the older cast members, and why he, Edgar Wright and Nick Frost are being so vigilant about maintaining the secrets about their upcoming comedy The World's End
By the time this year's Star Trek Into Darkness came along, John Cho says he'd become more comfortable stepping into Sulu's shoes-- but with a role that mostly has him on the bridge of the Enterprise and even occasionally taking over the captain's chair, there was a whole new set of challenges. Like, how do you pretend you're under fire when you're sitting on a set?
We've been on Team Cumberbatch for years. (There are dissenters, but more on that later.) But in case you aren't yet on our team or maybe don't get what all this buzz about the man with the very British name is all about, we've decided to break it down for you with ten reasons we can't get enough of Benedict Cumberbatch, complete with video guide.
The Enterprise crashes on Tattooine? Spock dies?? Kirk is gay?!? These are Earth-shattering revelations … and they are all bogus. Not as bogus as the blatant reveal dropped on CBS Sunday Morning (and do avoid Google searching for the clip if you don’t want to peek in J.J. Abrams’ vaunted “Mystery Box” before seeing Into Darkness later this week).
Assuming the DNA check comes back fit and fiddle, I’d like to wish Mrs. Rotten Week a happy Mother’s Day. Thank you for giving me that little tomato and listening to me complain about awful movies. I get the feeling this is exactly how you pictured motherhood would turn out. For your present I’ll talk a little Star Trek Into Darkness. Love you and Happy Mother’s Day!
So here's a tidbit about Star Trek Into Darkness you never though you'd learn. That photo above, tweeted today by Edgar Wright, came along with a fascinating and brief story about what happens when you're a director and your friend is playing Scotty in the new Star Trek movie
The Star Trek spirit is starting to rev up again. Fans have patiently waited four full years for a sequel to J.J. Abrams' 2009 reboot, but now the time has almost come. Star Trek Into Darkness arrives in theaters on May 17, and we can probably expect a full on-slaught of marketing tie-ins and promotions...
In the interview portion, Giacchino gamely shares with listeners how he researched for Star Trek into Darkness, what it was like on the set of the film, why he is in awe of Benedict Cumberbatch, and what inspirations he pulled from the original Star Trek series. You can listen to it all out below.
Star Trek Into Darkness, the second entry in the J.J. Abrams-resurrected franchise, has been opening to thrilled audiences all around the world, while those of us in the US have been forced to wait until May 17th. But at least all the red carpet events are providing ample opportunities for cast and crew to spill some beans on what might be next.
When you see Iron Man 3 this weekend, you may experience some deja vu. Not because the movie repeats what you've seen in other Iron Man movies-- it's refreshingly original, actually-- but because nearly every major scene in the movie has been at least hinted at in the marketing.
Star Trek Into Darkness, despite the fact that J.J. Abrams really doesn't want you to know anything about it, has been blasting us so hard with marketing materials in the past few weeks that we kind of feel like we've seen the whole thing. In fact, I've written a variation on that last sentence so many times lately that I'm exhausted from talking about how exhausted I am by all this promo
While the new Star Trek film isn't scheduled to hit theaters hear in the United States until May 17th, those who have friends living around the world may want to be on high spoiler alert over the next couple weeks as the film will be in many international markets as of next Tuesday, May 9th.
Ah, sweet marketing tie-ins. Be it fast food joints, giant soda corporations or, in this case, insurance companies, everybody wants a piece of the pie when major motion pictures launch into theaters.
The company has announced that they are launching what is called IMAX FANFIX, a special new series to be held at participating IMAX theaters nationwide. For the new Star Trek movie, IMAX theaters will be hosting early screenings of the new film on May 15th at 8:00pm (two days before its wide release in the US) and those who arrive early will receive a free poster.
So, seriously 2013 blockbusters, what do you have against London? The city has replaced New York as the go-to metropolis for destruction seemingly overnight, and for no particular reason we can discern. Sure, London has been having its own cultural moment lately, hosting the Summer Olympics last summer, bringing James Bond back to home turf in last year's Skyfall
"Look deeper and you will see an outsider who does not belong. A man of two worlds. This tears him apart," says Harrison. "Wat does he do? Does he follow his head embracing logic and the power of reason or does he follow his heart, knowing the emotions he cannot control may destroy him? I will help him decide.
Marcus, as Trek fans know, gets credit for inventing the Genesis Device … and for giving birth to Kirk’s only son, David. But that was in a different timeline, and it’s possible Abrams and his crew have come up with a more-exciting plotline for Eve to explore.
His eternal skepticism is one of the many things we're looking forward to seeing again when Star Trek Into Darkness finally opens in the United States on May 17, a full four years after J.J. Abrams breathed new life into the galaxy with Star Trek (4 years is like 2 lifetimes in usual Hollywood franchise logic).
Star Trek Into Darkness is almost upon us, and if you live outside the United States, it's already here. The film has been premiering slowly in Australia and in Europe, and soon enough will screen for critics here in the United States, finally revealing the remaining secrets that J.J. Abrams has kept locked in an underground vault for these last few years. But as we all know, it's never too late for more marketing either
The footage has all the ingredients one needs from a Star Trek clip. Spock (Zachary Quinto), in evident danger, won’t allow himself to be rescued because it would violate “the prime directive.” He even says, “The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few,” which is the equivalent of getting Rocky to yell, “Adrian!”
There are many things about Star Trek Into Darkness that we're looking forward to, from the regrouping of the crew from the 2009 reboot to counting the number of lens flairs J.J. Abrams can squeeze in, but above all we can't wait to see Benedict Cumberbatch as the mysterious John Harrison.
Remarkably enough this latest trailer-- which debuted at Apple-- does manage to show off new footage, in highlighting the fact that the destruction wrought by John Harrison becomes a very personal conflict between him and Chris Pine's Captain Kirk. We know Kirk is a hothead, and we know he doesn't respond well to challenges
Tonight the event was kicked off by a presentation from Paramount Pictures – which of course meant the reveal of some brand new scenes from the highly-anticipated J.J. Abrams-directed Star Trek Into Darkness.