Last week filming for the next installment of the STAR TREK franchise has begun : STAR TREK BEYOND. I am really not thrilled about the director, Justin Lin. Surely the man knows how to make a good action movie, but Star Trek is so much more then that.
I was disappointed when Abrams left. Of course it’s great that he’s directing EPISODE VII, but it would have been great when he had finished his Trek trilogy first. Anyway, Roberto Orci would have been a great alternate, but sady, something happened between him and Paramount. So it’s Lin what really bothers me – BUT – Simon Pegg (Trek enthusiast and sci-fi nerd) has written the script. So it can’t be that bad.
But what really cheers me up is the title : Star Trek Beyond. Some months ago, I’ve written an article about the next St movie. What i would do with the franchise (it’s not online anymore). My idea was to include William Shatner of course and build the story on the ground of the last movie (Star Trek Into Darkness). Logical choice would be to call it Star Trek Beyond Darkness then. They got rid of the Darkness, but nevertheless, good choice! Can’t wait for first details about the plot.