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J.J. Abrams calls Star Trek Into Darkness his most "fun and challenging" filmmaking experience in this featurette

Jan. 30, 2013by: Paul Shirey

With the cloud of STAR WARS now following him everywhere he goes, director J.J. Abrams is still in the throes of promoting his next franchise effort, STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS.  In the latest promotional featurette, Abrams gives a couple of sound bites about the film, mostly talking it up and selling it to the masses.  Other bits from Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, and Zoe Saldana are scattered throughout, all of which make the sequel sound like something special.  I really don't think there's much doubt about that, but obviously we'll need to see to believe. However, my faith is fully invested in the creative forces behind STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS and judging by the trailers and that 9-minute preview it will have every bit the same lens flare-fueled awesomeness as the first film.

Take a look:

The film certainly looks and feels like Abrams' biggest film to date and is his first foray into the 3D realm.  Like most artists will tell you when asked what they think their best work is, the response being "whatever I just drew," I think Abrams is sailing on the completion of the sequel in saying that it's his "most challenging and fun" experience. It looks to have perfectly prepared him to handle the scale and depth of his next space-set adventure.

STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS, starring Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Benedict Cumberbatch, Zoe Saldana, John Cho, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, Alice Eve, Anton Yelchin, Bruce Greenwood, and Peter Weller will go where no man has gone before...again, on May 17, 2013. (is it too soon to start a countdown?  Four months!)

Extra Tidbit: Whenever I see Zachary Quinto now, I no longer think of him as Spock, but as Bloodyface from American Horror Story.
Source: You Tube

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7:01PM on 01/30/2013
"The action of this movie, the scale of this movie is light years beyond what we did in the first movie." That awkward moment when light years is of distance, not time...
"The action of this movie, the scale of this movie is light years beyond what we did in the first movie." That awkward moment when light years is of distance, not time...
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11:49PM on 01/30/2013
I re-read your comment a few times and I'm still stumped by your "that awkward moment when.....". It's as if you're trying to suggest that he confused the two, which I don't believe he did. He is discussing "the scale of this movie" which is something that you would measure in distance not in time. I may be completely dense here, but help me out.
I re-read your comment a few times and I'm still stumped by your "that awkward moment when.....". It's as if you're trying to suggest that he confused the two, which I don't believe he did. He is discussing "the scale of this movie" which is something that you would measure in distance not in time. I may be completely dense here, but help me out.
12:32AM on 01/31/2013
He says it as a metaphor, as if it's a physical distance between what has been done before and what he's doing now.
He says it as a metaphor, as if it's a physical distance between what has been done before and what he's doing now.
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