Look, in this modern age, a LOT of movies go for that gritty, realistic style. This goes especially for blockbusters. In regards to the first two Star Trek movies, it’s fair to say they followed this theme. With Star Trek 3 though, we may see a return to a place we haven’t seen in a while.
Simon Pegg, who will be co-writing this film with Doug Jung, has noted the tone and feel of Star Trek 3 will reflect the tone of the original TV show.
“I think we just want to take it forward with the spirit of the TV show,” says Pegg. “And it’s a story about frontierism and adventure and optimism and fun, and that’s where we want to take it, you know?”
He goes on,
“Where no man has gone before,” he continues, before catching himself, “where no one has gone before, sensibly corrected for a slightly more enlightened generation. But yeah, that’s the mood at the moment.”
Fans have been very vocal about how they want Star Trek 3 to be, and this could be the direction that pleases a lot of them.