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Producer Burk Compares ‘Trek XII’ To ‘Dark Knight’

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

The upcoming Star Trek sequel is likely to benefit from the recent trend to make new installments in major movie franchises even bigger than what came before.

“I can tell you as we go into it, that our aspirations are for the movie to be even bigger and better than the first one,” Star Trek XII producer Bryan Burk this week told “I don’t mean that just in scope, I mean content and characters and emotionally. We had a lot of conversations about Batman Begins and how that movie kind of re-invented that franchise, and we looked at what The Dark Knight did and how that really ramped it up and they went to a different place with that film, and how those two films keep re-inventing themselves and are not the same thing every time. So we have strong ideas of what we want to do and we are hoping that this one is an even bigger film than the last one.”

Burk explained that making the film bigger does not just mean throwing extra money at the production, but that it would also affect the kind of story the film will be telling: “I feel like, particular with the last film, we brought a lot of people into the Star Trek universe who either hadn’t been there before or hadn’t been there in a while, and now that you know who these characters are, we are hoping to take grander and bigger steps with the characters, emotionally. The stakes will be bigger and people will be more invested.”

The producers still have some time to develop their plans, as they’re not expecting to begin shooting until this time next year, and still have until December before they want to start pre-production.

For more from Burk, head over to the full interview at

Abrams Turns To Comedy

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

J.J. Abrams will be executive producer on a new half-hour comedy to be shown on Fox network.

Although details are slim, the comedy is said to be a half-hour “comedic medical show,” written by Mike Markowitz (Becker, It’s All Relative.)

The pilot presentation will have Abrams, Markowitz and Bryan Burk (Star Trek XI) as executive producers.

Star Trek XI Premiere Photos

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

Star Trek XI has premiered in both Russia and France with Star Trek XI Director J.J. Abrams and cast in attendance.

As reported by TrekWeb, Moscow and Paris had their Star Trek XI premieres, with the Russian premiere occurring yesterday and the French premiere today. (more…)

Star Trek Sequel In The Works

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

Star Trek XI has not hit the big screen yet, but plans are already afoot for a sequel to it.

As reported by Variety, Paramount has hired Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman and Damon Lindelof to write the screenplay for the sequel to Star Trek XI and they plan on submitting their script by Christmas.


Burk On Casting Kirk And Spock

Monday, March 23rd, 2009

Casting Zachary Quinto as Spock in Star Trek XI was an easy task, but finding a new Captain Kirk was more of a challenge.

As reported by Newsarama, to cast Kirk, it was first necessary to figure out who Kirk was as a character. “William Shatner has been in so many things we love so the question was ‘Who is Kirk?,” said Executive Producer Bryan Burk. “Who is this character he created? When you start talking about him, he’s someone who is strong willed, a little cocky, charming, and driven.” (more…)