Star Trek Into Darkness is set to be released this year and producer Bryan Burk has been talking about the movie. Bryan has been trying to explain what the “Darkness” in the title is actually referring to, saying that the movie itself is not exactly a dark movie.
Burk told IGN, “I think [the film] is a continuation. It's not a sequel just for the sake of doing a sequel. We really decided that if we are going to do it, how do we make it different and really step up our game. It's part of the evolution of the title. The film is not a dark film per se. It's not post-apocalyptic dark – it's still within the realm of what Roddenberry had wanted, which is this positive view of the future.”
He added, “However the stakes are significantly greater, and personal. The characters – particularly Kirk – are going to a much darker place emotionally. I feel like the experience the audience has going through it will be a much deeper emotional experience. And on top of that the spectacle will be significantly bigger than the last film.”
Star Trek Into Darkness stars Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, Benedict Cumberbatch, Zachary Quinto John Cho, Peter Weller, Karl Urban and Chris Pine and is set to be released on May 17 in both the US and the UK.