Zachary Quinto has talked much about how he and Leonard Nimoy bonded during the making of the 2009 Star Trek movie, however he doesn’t appear ready to follow the original Spock to Trek director’s chair. Details below, plus Quinto’s comments on the future of the franchise following the third Star Trek for the new crew in 2016.
Quinto not ‘confident’ enough to direct Star Trek – curious about future after 2016
In more extended transcript from his press event at the Summer TCA (via Spinoff) about his new Starz documentary TV show "The Chair" (about first-time directors), Zachary Quinto was asked if he would like to follow in the footsteps of Leonard Nimoy (the original Spock) and direct a Star Trek movie. Quinto didn’t seem ready to take on such a task, saying…
I want to direct. I’m already producing, and producing at increasingly on a high-profile level. I haven’t yet directed. That’s something I aspire to, but I doubt that I would feel confident enough to start in that realm.
Quinto not ready to follow Leonard Nimoy to Star Trek director’s chair
Quinto then went on to talk about the future of Star Trek with the his third time playing Spock (slated for 2016) and beyond…
I feel like we all signed on for three movies, so we’re coming up to the conclusion of that commitment. It will be very interesting to see how our relationships to the franchise evolve beyond that point.
What happens after the next Star Trek movie is an open question. Before the 2009 Star Trek film all the actors signed options for an additional two films (for a total of three) so any fourth film would require renegotiations, and that assumes they are interested (and Paramount wants to continue with the same cast).
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