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A Darker "Star Trek" Sequel? ST XII Producer / Co-writer Damon Lindelof Interview

Star Trek XII, Damon Lindelof, Star Trek Movie News

Star Trek XII co-writer and XI / XII producer Damon Lindelof is no stranger to high budget productions. He's been working with J.J. Abrams for years on "Lost", as well as on the upcoming "Cowboys & Aliens", co-penned with Orci & Kurtzman. E! Online recently caught up with Damon at the pre-Emmy's party and asked him a few questions about the sequel to J.J's "Star Trek". Damon gives hints to a much darker movie than Star Trek XI, going so far as to compare it to "The Dark Kinight", the sequel to "Batman Begins".

"The bar is very, very high for the sequel. We're looking at a movie like The Dark Knight, which went one step beyond Batman Begins, it was really about something, and at the same time a superhero movie." Says Lindelof "We don't want to abandon all the things that made the first movie work..but we also really want the movie to thematically resonate." (source E! Online)

This could be very interesting. Star Trek, with a slightly darker heavier edge. In all reality, this idea is something that Trek fans have been clamoring for since the 90's. DS9 provided a good dose of darkness & reality in contrast to Voyager and Trek fans seemed to eat it up. Only time will tell though.  Star Trek XII or "Star Trek 2" as it's being called isn't set for release until June 29, 2012.

Watch the Lindelof interview below.

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