9/10/2012

Star Trek (2009) Enterprise
The Star Trek (2009) sequel will be called Star Trek Into Darkness.

TrekMovie reported the exclusive news on Friday:
"TrekMovie has confirmed with multiple sources that 'Star Trek Into Darkness' has been selected as the title for the 2013 sequel to J.J. Abrams Star Trek movie. This is a title that comes out of a long process of discussion amongst the creative team. As reported earlier, Paramount tested a number of titles for the film over the summer, including at least one title that did not include 'Star Trek.' Also noted in our earlier article, the title (by design) does not include a colon, like were used for the Next Generation films such as "Star Trek: First Contact" or "Star Trek: Nemesis."

Although the title hasn't been officially confirmed, the domain names www.startrekintodarkness.com and www.startrekintodarknessmovie were both registered Friday through MarkMonitor, an anonymous domain registry service that has been used by Paramount Pictures for other official movie sites.

The Star Trek 2 title doesn't give much away about the plot, but it may reference the darkness of space or a darker plot. It may also be a reference to the "five-year mission" of the original Star Trek Enterprise to "explore strange new worlds" and seek out "new life and new civilizations."

Filming is now complete and it's in post-production. The cast has started talking about what Star Trek 2 will be like.

"It was bigger. It was bolder, I think, than the first one, and that was pretty big and bold from my stand point," Zachary Quinto (Spock) told The Wrap recently.

Chris Pine (Captain James T. Kirk) told Total Film, "Like the first one, there's some serious issues being dealt with. And I'd say the threat is even greater in this one. The force [the Enterprise crew] are met with is much more frightening. It's relentlessly action-packed and in terms of character development it goes places you'd never expect."

Star Trek Into Darkness will be directed by J.J. Abrams and star Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, John Cho, Bruce Greenwood, Simon Pegg, Anton Yelchin, Benedict Cumberbatch, Alice Eve and Peter Weller with a screenplay by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Damon Lindelof.

It's scheduled to be released in theaters on May 17, 2013 in 2D, 3-D theaters and IMAX 3-D versions.

Official site is StarTrekMovie.com

What do you think of the title? What do you feel it means?
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14 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Works as a title. Smart of them to snag the domains!

Pat Dilloway said...

It seems kind of lame but at least it's not as confusing as calling it Star Trek 2 would have been.

Tony Laplume said...

Star Trek Nemesis did not have a colon, either.

jeremy [retro-zombie] said...

i will be there... i loved the first, i will most likely love the second... they could have called it... 2, i would be happy. i just wish they would pick up the pace in the release dates. they could make a new show every week for a year which is like 20 hours of footage... why cannot they make one film a year that is 2 1/2 hours long...

The Golden Eagle said...

I'm not sure. But I don't think it's a bad title, at any rate.

spacerguy said...

Awesome title for sure, Maurice! I reckon it means someone mean and sinister from for eg. star treks 'Mirror, Mirror, Empire' is going to wreak havoc on the friendly Federation/USS Enterprise.

Maurice Mitchell said...

Spacerguy there are a lot of possibilities. I like the list of possible villains from your blog! Subject: [geektwins] Re: J.J. Abrams 'Star Trek' Sequel Titled 'Star Trek Into Darkness' [News] ~ The Geek Twins

Maurice Mitchell said...

It's not a bad title Golden Eagle, but definitely a surprising one. Subject: [geektwins] Re: J.J. Abrams 'Star Trek' Sequel Titled 'Star Trek Into Darkness' [News] ~ The Geek Twins

Maurice Mitchell said...

Yeah Jeremy, the first movie is masterful. Abrams could have named the sequel anything he liked, but this is the most obscure title I can think of. There is a huge development time for the movies. Maybe Abrams should get a TV show. Subject: [geektwins] Re: J.J. Abrams 'Star Trek' Sequel Titled 'Star Trek Into Darkness' [News] ~ The Geek Twins

Maurice Mitchell said...

Pat, Star Trek 2 would have been very lame and confusing. It's already confusing calling the last film Star Trek after a bunch of sequels. Subject: [geektwins] Re: J.J. Abrams 'Star Trek' Sequel Titled 'Star Trek Into Darkness' [News] ~ The Geek Twins

Maurice Mitchell said...

It's funny you say that Tony. The movie poster didn't have a colon, but both IMb and Wikipedia have a colon. I'm not sure if it had one or not. Subject: [geektwins] Re: J.J. Abrams 'Star Trek' Sequel Titled 'Star Trek Into Darkness' [News] ~ The Geek Twins

Maurice Mitchell said...

Alex it does work and the domains are a key part of the marketing. They had to snap them up quick or cyber-squatters would have charged them 10 million dollars to buy it from them. Subject: [geektwins] Re: J.J. Abrams 'Star Trek' Sequel Titled 'Star Trek Into Darkness' [News] ~ The Geek Twins

Jimmy J. Aquino said...

I'm tired of sequel titles that go by the Roman numeral + subtitle formula (the first five Trek sequels) and sequel titles that sound like Battleship grid locations (T2, X2), so Star Trek Into Darkness is a nice break from the norm, even though as someone pointed out on Twitter, they're in space, so aren't they always trekking into darkness?

jeremy [retro-zombie] said...

totally...

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