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Should Star Trek be less "Star Trek-y"? Simon Pegg is writing the next Star Trek movie and he was given very specific instructions from the studio. According to Slashfilm, Paramount decided to make big changes in the tone of the next film. Pegg told Radio Times, "They had a script for Star Trek that wasn' t really working for them. I think the studio was worried that it might have been a little bit too 'Star Trek-y'. [Avengers: Age of Ultron], which is a pretty nerdy, comic-book, supposedly niche thing, made $1.5 [billion] dollars. Star Trek: Into Darkness made half a billion, which is still brilliant. But it means that, according to the studio, there's still $1 billion worth of box office that don 't go and see Star Trek. And they want to know why."
According to Pegg that might mean making a western, thriller or a heist movie, then "populate that with Star Trek characters so it s more inclusive to an audience that might be a little bit reticent. "
The article points out that this is familiar to fans of the TV series who saw the characters explore many genres on the show. Both the original series and Star Trek the Next Generation played with genres like Westerns, Medieval adventures and film noire.
It's important to remember that they want to contradict the stereotypes of Star Trek as being boring and melodramatic and not necessarily take away what makes Star Trek wonderful. With fans complaining about he difference in tone of the last two movies, will they accept an even more change?
The Star Trek Into Darkness sequel (rumored Star Trek Beyond) is directed by Justin Lin and will be released July 8, 2016.
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