J.J. Abrams says Star Trek optimism needed
J.J. Abrams' new Star Trek prequel is being built up in the minds of geeks as being either the end of the franchise or the coolest new direction it could take, but the director and producer himself says it's a pretty good idea for such tough times.
"I think a movie that shows people of various races working together and surviving hundreds of years from now is not a bad message to put out right now," he says in the latest ish of Entertainment Weekly. "In a world where a movie as incredibly produced as The Dark Knight is raking in gazillions of dollars, Star Trek stands in stark contrast. It was important to me that optimism be cool again."
Leonard Nimoy, who will be playing an older version of Spock because, well, he's older, shares that sentiment: "My only regret is that the movie can't come out sooner," he says. "I think the world could use it."
You know what we also could use? Transporters and spaceships. That would be awesome.
[Photo: Zachary Quinto as Spock and Chris Pine as Kirk. AP]