J.J. Abrams discusses 'odd' Star Trek Into Darkness title

Exclusive: The director on heading 'Into Darkness'

In Total Film magazine issue 206 - out now, and available for just £1.99 on your iPad - we discuss one of the summer's biggest sequel's with J.J. Abrams and his Starship Enterprise crew.

For full access to Abrams, Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto and Benedict Cumberbatch, grab a copy of the issue and head straight to the feature.

But, to whet you're appetite a little, here's a snippet of the feature in which J.J. Abrams addresses Star Trek 2's 'odd' title:

‘Into Darkness’… Abrams admits it’s “odd”. “But my favourite thing about it was the first week it was out there, the fans were going ‘Star Trek Into What? I don’t understand it. It’s stupid’,” he wryly remembers. But a couple of weeks later, it had stuck. What’s more, it fits.

“It definitely feels like the title’s appropriate,” he adds. “This is a story about these characters being challenged and tested and taken to a place that’s about sacrifice and life and death…” The words Into Darkness also leave room for ambiguity. “I remember there was a movie, An Innocent Man [1989], and I was like, doesn’t that kinda ruin everything?!?” he laughs.

Star Trek Into Darkness opens in the UK on 9 May 2013.

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