Star Trek Writers Talk about Their Approach to a Sequel
Posted 05.05.09 by reelz
Given all the fan buzz and the rave preliminary reviews, a sequel to J.J. Abrams' Star Trek now seems all but certain. Although they don't want to jinx it by appearing overconfident, and wouldn't talk plot details, Star Trek screenwriters Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, and producer Damon Lindelof did tell Coming Soon that they had been in preliminary talks with Abrams about what directions the sequel might venture into. Pressed as to whether they would revisit iconic episodes of the original Star Trek, they acknowledge that they definitely have to look back, but not perhaps in the way fans expect. Lindelof elaborates:
I think that everybody is expecting us to do "Okay, now it's the continuing adventures of the Starship Enterprise, so they can start doing the stories." Our approach to those stories will be from an entirely different angle. Hopefully the old fans will go "Oh, wow. That looks familiar to me." But then suddenly we zig instead of zagging. Or we warp instead of going impulse power. That's what is exciting about doing this.
And if they were to bring back the character of Khan, they concede that Oscar winner Javier Bardem just might have a leg up on the role.