Paramount has already announced that their next Star Trek movie will be released June 29, 2012, which is exactly 27 months away. So when will the film begin shooting? Simon Pegg says it could be as soon as late 2010, but according to sources, that may be a bit of an early estimate. Details below. Plus more on Simon Pegg’s meeting with Patrick Stewart.
Pegg ready to get back to Scotty
At the Empire Awards in London yesterday, Simon Pegg gave a brief interview to EmpireOnline where he provided updates on his latest film Burke and Hare and his next collaboration with Edgar Wright. When asked for an update on the sequel to Star Trek, Simon Pegg told Empire:
I bug J.J. on a regular basis and he just fobs me off," he laughed. "But I saw Zoe Saldana recently and she reckons that it’s going to be soon. I would imagine it’ll be toward the end of the year, but I can’t guarantee it.
Some other sites have picked this up and are asking "Star Trek 2 to shoot in 2010?" TrekMovie checked around and according to sources the Star Trek sequel is not expected to start shooting until next year, probably in early Summer or late Spring. This would be in line with most big movies and with the recent Star Trek film, which began shooting in November of 2007 (13 months before its original planned release date of Christmas 2008). However, it is possible that the Star Trek sequel would go into pre-production this year.
Scripting on the next Star Trek film is still underway, and although JJ Abrams will be producing the film, he still has not announced if he will be directing or bringing in a new director. Abrams is more focused now on producing the Summer 2011 movie Mission Impossible IV which should begin shooting in the Summer of this year. According to a report in last week’s Hollywood Reporter, Abrams and fellow producer Tom Cruise are currently looking for a director for MI4.
Simon Pegg on set of "Star Trek" with Leonard Nimoy (background) and director JJ Abrams — Pegg anxious to get back to the Enterprise
Pegg Tweets about Scotty and Picard meeting
As reported yesterday, both Simon Pegg and Patrick Stewart attended the Empire Awards in London. Although there are no pictures of the event, Pegg revealed on Twitter that the two met. Pegg sent out two tweets about the meeting of the generations.
Ducked outta Nick’s party to pick up best sci-fi fantasy for ST at the Empire Awards. Met Patrick Stewart & had a Scotty/Picard moment. Yay!
Have to say Patrick Stewart is a lovely man. Felt a little statstruck in his presence. Just got in. Empire Award looks good on the mantle.
Simon Pegg and Patrick Stewart at 2010 Empire Awards