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Published On: Fri, Jun 5th, 2015

Director Justin Lin on ‘Star Trek Beyond’ villain, story

Production is only a few weeks away from starting on Star Trek Beyond, the third film in the rebooted Star Trek series and the franchise gets a new director in Justin Lin, who confessed his love of the franchise over Star Wars in a new interview with Deadline.com at the TCL Chinese Theater event in Hollywood.

“My dad worked 364 days a year, only took Thanksgiving off, and from age 8 to 18, the only time I could hang out with my parents was by staying late. And every night, it was Star Trek on Channel 13 in L.A. That was my childhood. All my friends were Star Wars kids but I didn’t go to the movies, so I was the Star Trek kid. Thinking about this, it became a very personal and very emotional decision.”

Then Lin talked about how Beyond would differentiate itself from the two JJ Abrams’ films.

“As great as JJ’s films were, there’s still a lot to be mined from these characters. They haven’t really gone on their five-year mission, so what we experienced in the TV show hasn’t been touched on yet. That sets up an opportunity for exploration and the deeper you go, the more you are examining humanity. Those are the things that I absorbed as a kid and hope to tap into and embrace and celebrate. By the time this movie comes out, Star Trek will have been around for 50 years.”

Lastly Lin tells Deadline that a new villain appears to be in order.

“It’s all new and fresh. The Klingons, Romulans and other species are great, but it’s time to go further. It has been fun to focus on creating whole new worlds and species.”

Star Trek Beyond will have the cast of Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, John Cho and Anton Yelchin back, coinciding with the franchise’s 50th anniversary.

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Star Trek Beyond will arrive in theaters on July 8, 2016

 

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  2. eric sanders says:

    will i can wait that movie next july of 2016 this will be my third year of star trek plus star wars also if they finish with star trek 3 they will do two more star trek sequels just like star wars prequel so star trek lives again

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