Mr. Spock himself, actor Zachary Quinto, has hinted that Star Trek 3 could begin filming as early as next year.
With a not-too-shabby box-office draw of more than $444 million worldwide, it’s perfectly normal for Paramount to be looking ahead for the beloved sci-fi franchise and get production for the sequel working at full warp speed.
Lucien from BuzzHub has said:
"I attended a public interview with Zachary Quinto at the Galway Film Festival in Ireland on Friday, and during it, he revealed that Paramount have told the Star Trek cast that they're planning to shoot ST3 in 2014, and that J.J. still wants to direct! He also told the audience he does not want to be in Episode VII, but he would like to cameo in The Big Bang Theory!"
Well, that’s awesome news (also, Quinto on The Big Bang Theory? yes, please), but isn’t there also the case of a smallish sci-fi movie Abrams is supposed to be working on called Star Wars: Episode VII?
Quinto has said about the next Star Trek film:
"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."
So, then, Abrams wants to do it. Paramount wants to do it. Question is: Will the busy director manage to squeeze both projects into his busy schedule? Although it seems to be mission impossible, we say make it so!
What do you think?