In an article about a new film project being set up at Paramount by J.J. Abrams company Bad Robot, Variety states shooting will start on the new Star Trek feature on November 5th. This is the first time I have seen a specific date, but it is in line with other recent reports both in the media and from sources at the studio. So assuming this all pans out, we are 89 days away cameras rolling. This would make it exactly 32 months since the last time any Star Trek was shot at Paramount (principle photography on Star Trek Enterprise ceased on March 5th, 2005).
The new project Abrams has lined up at Paramount is an ‘ untitled supernatural thriller.’ from writer/director Josh Marston (Maria Fullof Grace). As per usual…no other details were available.According to Variety this will be the seventh project set up under Abrams multi-picture deal with Paramount and it is expected that Abrams’ production company will deliver at least two films per year for the next 5 years for Paramount. With all the projects (on both TV and Film) that Abrams has going as a producer, it is a big endorsement that he still decided to direct the Star Trek feature.