It appears that production on Star Trek 3 is going into warp speed. According to Spock himself, Zachary Quinto, the third film in the franchise should start filming in 2014 – and JJ Abrams wants to direct.
“Star Trek 3 should be filming, I suppose, next year,” the actor revealed at the Galway Film Festival. “It’s going to be made a lot quicker than the last one. That’s the plan, although nothing is confirmed yet.”
Given its box office success, the decision to fast-track production on the – as yet unnamed – follow-up to Star Trek: Into Darkness is unsurprising; meaning that there won’t be a repeat of the four year delay between 2009’s Star Trek and this year’s sequel.
As of yet, it is unconfirmed whether JJ Abrams will return to direct but Quinto is reported by BuzzHub to have said that the prolific director is “planning” to. Although, given that next year is also the same year that Abrams starts shooting Star Wars: Episode VII, this doesn’t seem likely.