“Star Trek 3” is evidently getting ready for takeoff.
According to star Zachary Quinto, filming will begin on the third installment of the rebooted franchise within the next six months.
“I think it’s on the horizon,” Quintowho, who plays Spock in the series, said on “The Today Show.” “Things are rumbling, so I have a feeling that we will be in production sometime in the next six months.”
Quinto had previously said that the movie will most likely revolve around the five-year mission, which is “to to boldly go where no man has gone before.”
“I think the five-year mission will be a part of this next film in some way,” Quinto said in July. “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.”
The sequel marks Roberto Orci’s directorial debut. Orci, who co-wrote the first two movies, is helping pen “Star Trek 3,” which hits theaters in 2016.