Zachary Quinto gave a public interview on July 12 and dropped some hints on what plans are being made regarding the next Star Trek film, including J.J. Abrams’ involvement with Trek in general! Let’s see what they’ve got for us....
According to Z-Quintz, plans are to start shooting in 2014: “Star Trek 3 should be filming, I suppose, next year. It’s going to be made a lot quicker than the last one. That’s the plan, although nothing is confirmed yet.”
Quicker is what most of us were hoping for, so it’s something of a relief to know that’s what they’re shooting for. Without commenting further on it, Quinto also revealed that Abrams is still planning to direct the film—something that the entertainment world had thought unlikely given his involvement in Star Wars: Episode VII.
Will Abrams stick around? Moving production on Trek 3 up might make sense in terms of his Star Wars schedule; if he can get filming for it out of the way early on next year, that would give him plenty of time still to work on the new trilogy. If Abrams can’t do it, though, who else could direct the reboot cast?
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