Another day and another 2012 Star Trek sequel status tidbit. Today’s morsel comes from Karl Urban who is out promoting his latest movie Priest. Star Trek’s new Dr. Leonard McCoy says filming could start as late as November 2011.
Urban: Star Trek sequel production maybe as late as November
Talking to Collider, Urban offered this update on the Star Trek sequel:
Do you know when you start filming [Star Trek sequel]?
I am hearing it’s going to be maybe September or November this year.
Do you think JJ [Abrams] will be back?
I certainly hope so. He’s a phenomenal director and we had such a great time working with him on the first one so I really hope so.
Recent reports have been talking about a September start date, but Urban’s November comment may be of concern. Starting that late certainly raises questions as to whether or not the Star Trek sequel could meet a June 29, 2012 release date, and it also would run afoul of Paramount’s reported plans to starting shooting the next Jack Ryan movie (starring Chris Pine) in January 2012.
We will probably learn more within a few weeks as JJ Abrams will be doing publicity for Super 8, opening June 10.
Urban talks to Abrams on the set of "Star Trek" – actor hopes Abrams will direct sequel but not sure when shooting will start later this year
Priest, featuring Karl Urban as the vampire villain, opens May 13th. Here is the latest trailer (via official site).
Fore more from Urban on The Hobbit, Dredd and Karaoke, see the full video interview at Collider.