I don't know if it's just me, but I'm starting to notice a lot of movies and TV shows taking a lot of inspiration from Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy. First it was the Nolan-esque vibe currently bringing in the huge ratings for the hit CW series Arrow, (I won't count Person of Interest over at CBS because the show was created by Chris' brother Jonathan) and now the poster for Star Trek: Into Darkness looks eerily similar to the poster for The Dark Knight Rises.
Here is what writer/director JJ Abrams had to say about the upcoming sequel:
When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis.
With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction. As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew.
The official trailer is supposed to premiere during The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, a movie I cannot wait to see. While the Tolkien books were insanely long (I have all three books in one thick book), I loved Lord of the Rings trilogy on the big screen.
Since we have to wait about another week for the Star Trek trailer, I thought I would post a behind-the-scenes look at the fight scene between Bane and Batman, which is available on The Dark Knight Rises Blu Ray/DVD (out today).