Scheduled for release on May 17, 2013 is the highly anticipated Untitled Star Trek Sequel, a follow up to director J.J. Abrams (Super 8) extremely successful 2009 reboot of the beloved science fiction franchise.
IAR's Managing Editor Jami Philbrick recently had a chance to sit down and speak with producer/co-writer Alex Kurtzman (Transformers, Cowboys & Aliens) about the Untitled Star Trek Sequel at the Los Angeles press day for People Like Us, which marks Kurtzman's directorial debut. While we will be running our exclusive video interview with Kurtzman about his work on People Like Us closer to the film's June 29th release, we wanted to show you now what the producer/co-writer had to say about the upcoming Untitled Star Trek Sequel.
Kurtzman discussed wrapping principle photography on the sequel, that Abrams "Killed it," asking the studio to not rush them and let them take their time to get it right, fan's expectations, creating a worthy villain for the film, and that a sequel is all about the bad guy.
To watch our exclusive video interview with producer/co-writer Alex Kurtzman about the Untitled Star Trek Sequel, please click on the video player above.
The film will star returning cast members Chris Pine (Unstoppable) as Captain James T. Kirk, Zachary Quinto (Margin Call) as Spock, Karl Urabn (Red) as Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy, Zoe Saldana (Avatar) as Uhura, Anton Yelchin (Like Crazy) as Pavel Chekov, John Cho (A Very Harold & Kumar 3D) as Hikaru Sulu, Simon Pegg (The Adventures of Tintin) as Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, and Bruce Greenwood (Thirteen Days) as Christopher Pike, as well as featuring new cast members Alice Eve (ATM), Peter Weller (Robocop), and Benedict Cumberbatch (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) as an unknown villain.
Untitled Star Trek Sequel is currently in post-production and scheduled for release on May 17, 2013.
People Like Us opens in theaters on June 29th.