Chris Pine On Kirk And Star TrekBy T'Bonz
December 31, 2007 - 3:07 AM
Playing James T. Kirk brings a big responsibility, acknowledges Chris Pine.
As reported at Hollywood Today, Pine's portrayal of Kirk will be one that will put him under a microscope. "It's not your standard tentpole movie," said Pine. "It has a 40-year history attached to it. These are iconic roles that have been done, and done well."
Working on the film is less daunting than it could be, due to the direction of J.J. Abrams. "J.J. is able to make such a big experience seem small," said Pine of Abrams. "You never get the sense that you are working on this grand event, you just focus on that scene."
While Pine was careful not to give too many details, explaining that "Iíll be arrested and strung up by Paramount security," he did explain the film in more general terms. "It's a 'Batman Begins'," he said. "You get the birth, the childhood and beginning of the main characters before the five-year mission. That's what is going to be great. You get a sense of where they came from and how they began. Plus anyone who is a lover of big action films is going to love this."
"What I will say is that I really think fans will enjoy this new installment," Pine continued. "It's not like anything they've ever seen before: the humor, production, effects and action blend into a great package. There's enough humor and drama and action to satisfy everyone. This is a movie for fans and non-fans alike, it's going to create a new generation of fans who have never been exposed to it before Ė for my generation and younger."
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