Zack Quinto Says 'Star Trek 3' Shoots in 2014, But Who Will Direct?
Since director J.J. Abrams is prepping to shoot Star Wars: Episode VII in early 2014, it has been assumed that fans wouldn't be getting another Star Trek sequel for at least a few years. However, if franchise star Zachary Quinto is to be believed, then that might not be the case. BuzzHub (via ComingSoon) has word from an interview at the Galway Film Festival in Ireland where Quinto said that the entire cast has been notified by Paramount Pictures that they are planning to shoot Star Trek 3 in 2014. But with Abrams set to take on yet another iconic sci-fi franchise that same year, who will end up in the director's chair? Read on!
Well, Quinto says that Abrams still wants to direct the sequel. Of course, wanting to direct the sequel, and being available to meet Paramount's timetable are two different things. Of course, since Abrams would be a producer on the next Star Trek sequel, Paramount's timetable could always be shifted. After all, Abrams pushed back Star Trek Into Darkness because he didn't want to be rushed to meet a predetermined release date. Keep in mind, this update from Quinto is hard from firm since he says, "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." We doubt Abrams will direct Star Wars and Star Trek in the same year, but maybe Star Trek 3 will end up getting off the ground sooner than later. We'll see.