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    Thursday
    Aug262010

    Star Trek Team Boldly Going for Dark Knight Status on Sequel

    Neither Star Trek nor Batman Begins reinvented the wheel. But they aimed for the same formula and succeeded. Reboot a dead franchise by having your first movie reintroduce your lead(s) to modern movie-goers with a classic hero's journey. Win over people who never in a million years thought they'd actually enjoy one of "those movies."

    So when you get to the sequel, you can head in any direction you please. According to writer/producer Damon Lindelof (speaking to E! Online), they know where they're headed and the Nolan/Batman comparisons won't stop with just the first movie:

    "We're looking at a movie like The Dark Knight, which went one step beyond Batman Begins. It was really about something, and at the same time it was a superhero movie. We don't want to abandon all the things that made the first movie work...but we also really want the movie to thematically resonate."

    Translation: shit will hit the fan. Maybe there are high-ranking Federation members not crazy about "some punk kid" becoming a Starfleet captain, Spock and Uhara's relationship hits the skids or Scotty and his li'l midget/alien sidekick relieve their sexual tension. Mixed together with plenty of sci-fi action and Bones McCoy.

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