‘Star Trek 3’ Update: Zachary Quinto Shares Details on Upcoming Filming
Zachary Quinto, who plays the half-human, half-Vulcan, Spock in 2009 “Star Trek” pic and its 2013 sequel “Star Trek Into Darkness” shares some juicy news for the upcoming third installment of the sci-fi action franchise. To find out more details, read on.
In an interview with NBC’s Today Show, Quinto unveiled that Star Trek 3 will soon begin filming.“I think it’s on the horizon – things are rumbling, so I have a feeling that we will be in production sometime in the next six months.”
According to the Hollywood Reporter (THR), former director J.J. Abrams got already busy with the production of Lucasfilms’ “Star Wars: Episode VII.” This time, the creative partnership of Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, who penned the two previous films, is expected to return with new writers J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay. Orci and will be stepping in as helmer for the pic, although official statement from Paramount has not yet released.
Orci confirmed in the fan site Trek Movie that the 1st draft for the pic was finished by mid of August, describing it as “closer… to the original [television] series characters than you have ever seen,” setting the Enterprise crew in their first 5-year mission to deep space. No official release dates have been announced, but there’s a chance that the third reboot film will be released on its 50th anniversary. The show debuted on Sept. 8, 1966 and the rest was, you know, the start of a multi-billion franchise and a strong fandom.
Based on the Star Trek film franchise, the 2009 “Star Trek” serves as a reboot featuring the main characters of the original Star Trek TV series albeit portrayed by a new cast. It stars Chris Pine as Captain James T. Kirk, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, Anton Yelchin, Simon Pegg, Leonard Nimoy, John Cho, and Bruce Greenwood as the cast of the Enterprise. The film takes place in an alternate reality due to time travel by Nero and the original Spock, Leonard Nimoy. The alternate timeline was created in an effort to free the film and the franchise from established continuity constraints while simultaneously preserving original story elements. The pic gained critical acclaim and grossed $4 million on its opening day and ended with a box office total of $257,730,019 in the U.S. and $127,764,536 in international markets, for a total worldwide gross of $385,494,555.
Its sequel “Star Trek Into Darkness” also received acclaim as well as positive reviews from critics. It grossed $13.5 million on its opening day in the United States and Canada and ended with box office total of $228,778,661 for its U.S. release and $467,365,246 worldwide.
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