Star Trek XI is a Reimagining, Says Writers
by Alex Billington
March 8, 2007
The buzz has been building quite a bit recently for Star Trek XI. Just yesterday MTV.com got an exclusive interview with the two screenwriters, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, where they spoke more about the film. One of the key points they mentioned was that it's not necessarily a prequel, but rather a reimagining.
In the interview, Orci discussed more about how the universe will look and details on the direction.
"We're not going to start totally from scratch," Orci said. "We want it to feel like it's updated and of the now. That's actually the discussions we're having now: how to keep the look of the universe yet have it not look like nothing's new. It's tricky."
In addition, he spoke more about the budget, and how much bigger Star Trek XI will be.
"The economic models of the other [films] were very much based on the fans out there and their purchasing power," said Orci. "With this one we're going for the broad audience to bring people into 'Trek' for the first time."
These are some very interesting takes on what we'll soon see in Trek XI. I'm quite impressed that this thing is "coming back from the dead" in such a big way. And given the buzz and support for it so far, it might just have a fighting chance next Christmas Day.