Zack Quinto Says 'Star Trek 3' Shoots in 2014, But Who Will Direct?
by Ethan Anderton
July 15, 2013
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.
My guess is one of the Bad Robot writer/producers will take the reigns.
DAVIDPD on Jul 15, 2013
Xerxexx on Jul 15, 2013
Congratulations for your willingness to direct Star Trek 3 Abrams but no one cares, you were already lost when you jumped ships to Star Wars. I am not one of those bickering Star Trek or Star Wars fanboys but I am a man that believes in loyalty which Abrams completely missed the mark on. Oh Abrams you smart bastard not going down as the captain of your ship and leaving your crew to suffer. Like they say people third movie is always the charm in any franchise (Ensue Major Coughing)! The only I thing I can see saving Star Trek from having a sucky third movie is if Neill Blomkamp came in to make a much more darker and grittier version.
Charlie Hard on Jul 15, 2013
Enough with the 'darker and grittier' movies, how about some awe, it's fucking Star Trek, not space-action-movie
Lars on Jul 16, 2013
Darker and Grittier meaning going back to the original tone of how Star Trek was. Star Trek has always been a dark and tensioned filled science fiction epic which it needs to be, but I agree not a Hollywoodized action movie sort of format.
Charlie Hard on Jul 16, 2013
I personally would like to see the reigns passed on to someone else.. I am grateful we still have STs movies out there, really enjoyed the last 2 movies, but I would like to see a little more umph in these movies, so a new director would be welcomed.. Of course I will be the first one to bitch if and when they choose a dumbass to do so
Tester on Jul 15, 2013
Let hin make a remake of super 8 and this time do it in a right way!
Avi on Jul 15, 2013
Woo, Galway mention. Hope he wasn't pissed he was stuck here an extra couple of days. At least the weather was awesome
Richie G on Jul 15, 2013
I hope someone else writes and directs the next one. The last two were really bad.
cobrazombie on Jul 15, 2013
And why the fuck issnt it likely he will direct 2 movies in the same year? Like that has never been done. Not all eats doughnuts all day.
Lars on Jul 16, 2013
Neil Bloomkamp should direct Star Trek 3 or Brad Bird
Jack Bauer on Jul 30, 2013
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