Wednesday 1 July 2015

First look at something from Star Trek Beyond

Director Justin Lin has posted on Twitter to mark the start of production of Star Trek Beyond, and in doing so has given us our first look at something from the film, namely a Starfleet patch from a new style of uniform or space suit. The same tweet also confirms again the still not officially confirmed title for the film:
Let the next Starfleet voyage begin!

Meanwhile Collider recently interviewed David Ellison and Dana Goldberg of Skydance Productions, who are executive producers on the nuTrek films. Goldberg had high praise for Lin's approach to the latest instalment:
Who knew Justin Lin was such a Star Trek fan? And he is. He met with J.J. and Lindsey Weber at Bad Robot and they fell in love with him, and brought him in to meet with us and to meet with everybody at Paramount and pitched a version of the film that we just thought ‘wow, that has huge potential.’ We’re not allowed to talk about the specifics of the film to say the least, but what we can tell you is there are some sequences that we have seen in pre-vis that are just incredible.
They also confirmed Dubai will be one of the locations for Star Trek Beyond. Collider also asked about the potential for Skydance to be involved in a new Star Trek TV series, a possibility muddled by the way the rights to Star Trek are divided between CBS and Paramount. Both are enthusiastic about the idea of new TV Trek, and Ellison seemed to imply some work is being done on untangling that situation:
It’s something that we would love to be involved in. As I’m sure everybody knows, the rights situation given the CBS and Paramount divorce on the Star Trek rights is very, very complicated. The exact status of it is absolutely something being worked on. We would love to be involved, but all to be determined at this time.
To keep track of all the latest information on Star Trek Beyond, check out my Star Trek Beyond guide page.


rocketdave said...

Isn't that patch from the outfits Kirk and company wore in the last movie in the scene where Carole Marcus is introduced?

8of5 said...

Same patch, different uniform.

rocketdave said...

Ah, upon closer inspection, you're correct. While new uniforms are always cool to see, I kinda hope that this is just another alternate outfit like we've seen in past films and doesn't meant that they're ditching the TOS-inspired uniforms; I'm still a bit curious what Chris Pine would look like in some variation on Kirk's green tunic.

8of5 said...

It's only a shoulder, but it looks to me like some sort of outdoorsy/utility uniform, or a very flexible space suit; so am sure the normal uniforms will still feature on the Enterprise.

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