Despite Simon Pegg's hope that the follow-up to 'Star Trek' will kick off production later this year, the upcoming project is not expected to start production as early as Spring or Summer 2012.
Not only fans who cannot wait to see another "Star Trek" film, but also the cast are eager to act in front of cameras for the untitled Star Trek sequel. However, the stars will have to wait for at least a year to work on the project as the shooting will likely be kicked off in 2011 instead of this year like it was recently reported.
According to TrekMovie, sources said the second "Star Trek" film is not expected to start filming until next year, in around late spring or early summer. While scripting for the movie is still underway, it is possible that pre-production will begin this year.
Speculation that "Star Trek" sequel will set cameras to roll out in 2010 was raised by Simon Pegg who told Empire Online at the recent Empire Awards in London, "I saw Zoe Saldana recently and she reckons that it's going to be soon." The depicter of Montgomery "Scotty" Scott then added, "I would imagine it'll be toward the end of the year, but I can't guarantee it."
J.J. Abrams will produce the follow-up to 2009 "Star Trek" alongside Bryan Burk, Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman and Damon Lindelof, but he has yet to commit to return to the directing job for the upcoming movie. The original cast, including Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana and Zachary Quinto, are all expected to reprise their respective roles in the sequel which is set for June 29, 2012 U.S. release.