EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Director J.J. Abrams Talks 'Star Trek Into Darkness'

Wednesday, 15 May 2013 23:57
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Opening in theaters on May 17th is the highly anticipated new film Star Trek Into Darkness, which is a sequel to 2009's Star Trek - a reboot of the classic science fiction franchise. The movie is once again helmed by visionary director J.J. Abrams (Super 8) and features returning cast members Chris Pine (People Like Us) as Captain James T. Kirk, Zachary Quinto (Margin Call) as Spock, Karl Urban (Dredd) as Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy, Zoe Saldana (The Words) 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 (Flight) as Christopher Pike, as well as new cast members Alice Eve (The Raven) as Dr. Carol Marcus, Peter Weller (Robocop) as Admiral Alexander Marcus, and Benedict Cumberbatch (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) as Commander John Harrison.

IAR's very own Guest Correspondent Katherine Tulich recently had a chance to travel to London, England and sit down with director J.J. Abrams to talk about their work on Star Trek Into Darkness. The visionary director discussed the new movie, making it a stand-alone sequel, the film's darker tone, references to Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, utilizing 3D, overseeing both the Star Trek and Star Wars franchises, and whether or not he will be involved with a third Star Trek movie. 

To watch our exclusive interview with director J.J. Abrams about Star Trek Into Darkness, please click on the video player above. 


After the crew of the Enterprise finds an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization, Captain Kirk (Pine) leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction. 

Star Trek Into Darkness opens in theaters on May 16th. 

To watch our exclusive interview with Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto about Star Trek Into Darkness, please click here.

To watch our exclusive interview with Karl Urban, Simon Pegg and Alice Eve about Star Trek Into Darkness, please click here.

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