JJ Abrams: Star Trek videogame hurt Star Trek Into Darkness
JJ Abrams expresses his disappointment with the Star Trek videogame, that he reckons did Star Trek Into Darkness no favours...
Now doing really rather well on DVD and Blu-ray following a cinematic run that saw it take in $465m (making it the biggest in the franchise to date at the box office), Star Trek Into Darkness may not be universally loved, but there's still no shortage of people who really like it.
However, in a new interview with Gamerhub.tv, director JJ Abrams has revealed something that he thinks didn't do the film any favours at all: the Star Trek videogame, that was released just prior to the movie's release.
Revealing that he and his team were initially involved with the development of the game, he said that they dropped out when they weren't happy with the direction it was going. The game, though, kept going.
"To me the video game could have been something that actually really benefited the series and was an exciting, fun game with great gameplay", he said. "And instead it was not and was something that I think, for me, emotionally it hurt, because we were working our asses off making the movie and then this game came out and it got, this isn’t even my opinion, it got universally panned and I think that it was something without question that didn’t help the movie and arguably hurt it".
Abrams, going by the tone of what he said, didn't seem to be suggesting that the game cost Star Trek Into Darkness hundreds of millions of dollars, or a few good reviews. Just that it did it no favours, and that releasing a poor game in the run-up to a movie was hardly beneficial. You can see the interview for yourself right here...
Follow our Twitter feed for faster news and bad jokes right here. And be our Facebook chum here