Trekmovie have learned that the new ‘Star Trek’ film, which is the thirteenth movie in the franchise, but the third of the rebooted series is to be titled ‘Star Trek: Beyond’.
The film, which is to be written by Simon Pegg takes place during the Enterprise’s very first five year mission under the command of Captain James T. Kirk (Chris Pine).
The site reports that the title ‘Star Trek: Beyond’ is being used for the title of the new Trek film. Furthermore the site has discovered that the aforementioned title has been registered with the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), a step that typically signifies a title has been settled on for an upcoming movie.
This could however be a dummy title to throw both professional fans and bloggers off the scent. As readers will know from the previous two new ‘Star Trek’ films. Bad Robot do have a tendency to tease and then completely pull the rug out from under our feet in order to try and maintain some surprises for the movies launch.
Does the new title suggest that the new incarnations of Kirk, Spock and crew will venture beyond the final frontier?
In one of his most recent interviews for Den Of Geek Simon Pegg, who is co-writing the film did hint that the movie will have more exploration based adventure to it than the previous two movies.
“So for me it’s now about the spirit of adventure and exploration and also, in modern terms, just how would that be for people, to be away for that amount of time and that kind of stuff.”
In another interview for the Guardian Pegg made similar references, but added that he is looking to take ‘Star Trek’ back to its roots.
“And it’s a story about frontierism and adventure and optimism and fun, and that’s where we want to take it, you know. Where no man has gone before – where no one has gone before, sensibly corrected for a slighter more enlightened generation. But yeah, that’s the mood at the moment.”
If this focus on exploration is indeed true. Then it will please a lot of the fans that did not take well to the more popcorn approached to the previous two films, which were directed by J.J. Abrams.
For now. We’ll have to wait and see, but so long as they do not bring Khan back or regurgitate dialogue and plot devices from the classic series films. This fan will be happy.