Published On: Tue, Jan 21st, 2014

Chris Pine confesses he’d like to see Kirk go ‘dark’ in ‘Star Trek 3’

While promoting Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit Chris Pine spoke briefly about a third Trek film, most specifically what he’d like to see.

Talking with Total Film, Pine refers to a major plot point on Star Trek Into Darkness as a key element for Star Trek 3.

“Well, for anybody that’s seen the second one, given the fact that Kirk’s been revived by Khan’s blood, you know I think there’s definitely room for Kirk to go dark, which we’ve obviously seen in the original series. That would be fun, I think.”

The untitled film will be written by J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay, but no director has signed on yet.

Payne and McKay already have a relationship with former director JJ Abrams. The duo wrote the script adapting Boilerplate, the graphic novel by husband-and-wife comics team Paul Guinan and Anina Bennett.

Paramount hasn’t even mentioned a release date, but 2016 would mark the 50th anniversary of the franchise, so announcement confirming that time frame would not surprise anyone.

JJ Abrams moved on to take over the Star Wars franchise, with Episode VII arriving a week ahead of Christmas 2015.

Chris Pine as Kirk star trek into darkness photo


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  1. Director Roberto Orci confirms ‘five year mission’ begins for ‘Star Trek 3′ - The Global Dispatch says:

    […] No plot details, even though Chris Pine says he’d love to see Kirk “go dark,” after getting the blood transfusion from Khan. More on those remarks: HERE […]

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