Star Trek 3 will begin shooting 'in next six months'

According to Zachary Quinto- who plays Spock - 'Star Trek 3' will begin shooting within the next six months

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Zachary Quinto

Zachary Quinto

Zachary Quinto believes 'Star Trek 3' will begin shooting within the next six months.

The 37-year-old actor - who has also appeared in the popular sci-fi show 'Heroes' - has confirmed he expects to return to the iconic role of Spock shortly.

When asked how close the cast are to filming 'Star Trek 3', Quinto told NBC: "I think it's on the horizon.

"Things are rumbling, so I have a feeling that we will be in production sometime in the next six months."

Quinto is expected to appear in the much-anticipated movie alongside Chris Pine and Zoe Saldana.

Meanwhile, Roberto Orci - who helped write JJ Abrams's two 'Star Trek' films with Alex Kurtzman - is in line to direct the new flick.

Last month, Orci - who is writing the script alongside John D. Payne and Patrick McKay - said an initial draft of the script has been completed.

He has also expressed an interest in directing the film, telling Collider: "I don't want to count my chickens before they hatch. The studio has yet to even read the script. I'm in the middle of writing it, with the talented team of [John D.] Payne and [Patrick] McKay.

"They are true Star Trek fans, as well. So, I can't even think anything about the future until I give them a script and they greenlight it. Until that happens, everything else is just a rumour."

Star Trek Beyond

  • 4 stars
  • 2016
  • US
  • 82 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Justin Lin
  • Written by: Simon Pegg
  • Cast: Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg, Anton Yelchin, John Cho
  • UK release: 22 July 2016

Third film in the rebooted sci-fi series.

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