Star Trek Into Darkness

Star Trek Into Darkness

Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci have revealed that they felt huge pressure when writing the screenplay for Star Trek Into Darkness as they had to produce something as good as the first film.

Kurtzman and Orci have been long time collaborators with director J.J. Abrams and they were once again called upon to pen the screenplay.

Star Trek Into Darkness comes three years after the successful reboot of the franchise and both Kurtzman and Orci felt the pressure of having to get the story right.

Speaking to Empire Alex Kurtman said: “We felt an enormous amount of internal and external pressure to get it right. We all felt very vigilant about protecting this thing that meant a lot to all of us.

“We took upwards of two years to really talk through what we felt worked and didn’t, what people responded to, what we wanted to see next, what to draw from the canon and pay homage to or reinvent.”

Orci continued: “The freedom to do anything now, even if canon prohibited it before, was terrifying. The first one was easier in that we only had one idea, and it was that or nothing.

“This one, we had to be rigorous so we had to make sure that a) we all liked it and b) it passed the test of sitting on a shelf for a while. We took it down, looked at it again and said ‘Okay, this still hold up.”

But it looks like Kurtzman and Orci have delivered another terrific script as the early trailers for the film promise that Star Trek Into Darkness will be bigger and better than it’s predecessor.

Abrams is back in the director’s chair for the film while Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto are back as Kirk and Spock.

Star Trek Into Darkness is released 10th May.

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