Today Zachary Quinto was at the Summer TCA event and spoke a bit about the 2016 Star Trek movie, expressing interest in seeing the characters evolve and showing enthusiasm to see Roberto Orci in the director’s chair. Quotes below.
Quinto excited for 5-year mission & Orci directing
Star Trek’s new Spock Zachary Quinto had his executive producer ears on today, promoting the upcoming documentary series The Chair at the Television Critics Press Tour in Beverly Hills today. While at the even Quinto was asked about the next Star Trek film and he discussed his enthusiasm for how the new crew are finally off on their ‘five-year mission’ (as seen at the end of Star Trek Into Darkness), noting (via IGN)…
I think the five-year mission will be a part of this next film in some way. We’re coming up on the 50th anniversary of one of the most iconic sci-fi series in entertainment history, so it’s inherently an ongoing story. But I do think that we’ll feel some sense of evolution in these characters that’s been building through the first few films.
Zachary was also enthusiastic about Roberto Orci directing the film (which is expected, but not yet completely ‘official’)…
Bob [Orci] is definitely sort of a purist about the Trek universe, so I’ve spoken to him a number of times about his ideas and they’re really exciting and I’m really excited that we get to be a part of his feature directorial debut. It’ll be a different world without J.J. [Abrams] on set every day, but this is a family and Bob is an essential part of that family and we’re all really excited to see where it goes.
Quinto’s new Starz series The Chair will give a behind-the-scenes look at two first-time directors. The show premieres in September. More info and the brand new trailer at the official site.
Zachary Quinto with first-time directors Anna Martemucci and Shane Dawson at Starz TCA event for "The Chair" – July 11, 2014 (Photo: Starz)