Paramount and Bad Robot didn’t rock the domestic sales with their Star Trek sequel. However, the global take depicts a whole different story with a gross of 444 million. So, it’s not surprising that a sequel is in discussion.
What’s interesting is the details of a new interview with Zachary Quinto. Writer, Lucien from BuzzHub explains that the actor revealed that Paramount wants the movie out quicker than last time and filming could start next year. Here is Lucien’s statement:
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!
Lucien also reveals the statement from Quinto, which surprisingly doesn’t mention J.J. Abrams, but does say the movie could shoot 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.
It”s possible that Paramount does want a third film out quicker. Especially, since Star Trek Into Darkness took 4 years. However, the likelihood of Abrams directing is rather optimistic now that his focus has switched to Star Wars VII. Hopefully the third film isn’t being rushed for the sake of making a quick buck.
Do you think Paramount is acting too fast on Star Trek 3?