‘Star Trek 3’ Sets July 8, 2016, Release Date


Paramount Pictures will release “Star Trek 3” on July 8, 2016 — marking the 50-year anniversary of the television launch of the landmark science-fiction series.

“Star Trek 3” is the first title to be dated for July 8, 2016. Steven Spielberg’s “The BFG” and Warner Bros.’ live-action “Tarzan” open a week earlier.

The TV series debuted on Sept. 8, 1966, on NBC and aired for three seasons.

Tuesday’s dating announcement came a day after Justin Lin signed on to direct the third installment in Paramount’s rebooted “Star Trek” franchise. The hiring of Lin came two weeks after Roberto Orci backed away from the directing gig.

Orci had been hired for the helming job earlier this year after J.J. Abrams had to exit the sequel due to his commitment to direct Disney’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” Abrams directed the first two “Star Trek” reboots in 2009 and 2013.

David Ellison’s Skydance Prods. and Abrams’ Bad Robot are producing. Orci and Abrams are the producers. Patrick McKay and John D. Payne worked on the most recent draft of the script.

Lin directed the third, fourth, fifth and sixth installments of the “Fast and Furious” franchise.

Last year’s “Star Trek Into Darkness” grossed $467 million worldwide, including $229 million domestically.

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  1. Sam Streeter says:

    The powers that be on Star Trek are taking too long to produce the movies. The fans should feel disrespected by the slow pace of production of all the movies. 3 years for the next one. 4 years for the last one. It should only take 2 years. Stop pissing on the fans JJ.

    • ifirefly says:

      Dude! JJ is an artist. He doesn’t want to slap something together and call it fine just to appease the masses. Bad Robot is NOT instant gratification. Learn a little patience, and you will find yourself rewarded. As for Star Trek, a 50th Anniversary film was called for, so that is what was scheduled. Should they have crammed two quick & dirty moneymakers into that time slot? I think not. Never open wine before its time. Sorry to see the two best writers are off to other projects, though.

  2. Dudhrejiya Dipak says:

    you are best

  3. sierraracs says:

    Since this guy seems to have a knack for joining franchises for their third installments, perhaps Valve can hire him. This way we can get Half-Life 2: Episode 3, Half-Life 3, Portal 3, Team Fortress 3…

  4. Yea and do not make some stupid cartoon ending with the credits this time. JJ Abrams is a child.

  5. Nita says:

    2016? ((Sigh)) Can’t wait!

  6. Christopher Brent says:

    Looking forward to its release.

  7. Terry says:

    Will North Korea let it happen?

  8. Love all of them im sue if orionsbelt gets analogue they love them top.

  9. Bob Willoughby says:

    I just hope this movie is a NEW movie. Not the poor remake that was the last movie. And I do mean poor. And by the way, we don’t want an alternate universe. What I have been expecting is what was said when the first movie release. Showing the relationships of the characters build from their first meeting. We know these aren’t the original characters, but if they do a good job it won’t matter.

  10. Herm says:

    Oh great instead of lens flares it’ll be the Enterprise and a Klingon battle cruiser racing each other across the Quadrant. Instead of choosing a director like Jonathan Frakes who has experience in the Star Trek universe as both an actor and director Paramount chooses a director that directed 4 Fast and the Furious movies. Yeah great choice there!

  11. Artur says:

    I just hope there will be no funny rainbow trails after Enterprise gets to warpspeed! As it was in last one. Hope it will have more ST in it than it had when Abrams did the filming!

  12. TrekFan says:

    Star Trek 3 was “Search for Spock” . This one should be “search for a plot.

  13. rocky-o says:

    oh dear lord, these things i pray…one, that this installment will be better than the last two reboots…and second, that journalists would get the dang thing right and stop calling it ‘star trek 3’…that one was ‘search for spock’…this is ‘star trek 13’…

    • ifirefly says:

      Since this is technically a “reboot” of the original franchise, and began at a point earlier in time (crew was younger) the films were renumbered. Someone on IMDb was recently lectured after changing it from 3 to 13. It is, and will continue to be known as Star Trek 3 UNTIL THE TITLE IS RELEASED. Do all Trek Fans now understand? Thank you.

      • rocky-o says:

        if by ‘understand’ you mean that some people are obviously idiots who have trouble counting up to 13, and have absolutely no desire for these ‘reboots’ to be considered part of star trek ‘canon’, well then yes…i understand…

  14. Marcus Welby says:

    yeah, but they had more lens flare than any move released during the entire time period

  15. Now let’s hope he has a decent script to work with.

  16. Dan says:

    Always interested in what’s next for this franchise, but I hope that includes a return to primetime TV to give a chance for more cerebral stories to be told.

  17. RJR says:

    Oh goodie…even more ridiculous spitting-in-the-face-of-physics stunts. I’ll wait and see of course, but it seems like TREK might be officially dead with Lin as director.

  18. I can’t wait to see Star Trek 3. I wish that the movie was being release next month instead of July 8,2016.

    • Lawrence Han says:

      TBH….I think it gives Paramount time to work on the script and hopefully Lin can get a good story/plot to work with. While James Gunn as Director also patchworked Guardians of the Galaxy’s plot while he was working on it. I don’t know if Lin has done screenwriting along with directing.

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