'Star Trek 3' to Reunite William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy

The original depicter of Captain Kirk could make his first return to the franchise since 1991's 'Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country'.

AceShowbiz - A new tidbit on "Star Trek 3" may have been revealed. According to Badass Digest, the script for the upcoming third installment of the rebooted franchise includes a scene that will reunite the original main cast William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy.

Shatner and Nimoy played Captain Kirk and Spock in the early adaptations. The former even directed "Star Trek V: The Final Frontier" in 1989 and the latter helmed "Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home" in 1986. Nimoy continued to be a part of the franchise, but Shatner was absence after his cameo was cut off J.J. Abrams-directed "Star Trek" reboot in 2009.

Roberto Orci who wrote the first installments of the rebooted franchise is back reprising his scriptwriting duty and is promoted to sit behind the lens for the third entry. Unlike his cameo in the first film, Shatner's scene in the upcoming movie reportedly "is plot-driven and integral enough that it might just survive any future revisions."

Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto are expected to reprise their roles as the new Kirk and Spock respectively. The film is slated for 2016 without any exact date, but Quinto said filming was expected to begin soon. "I think it's on the horizon," he said, adding that "things are rumbling, so I have a feeling that we will be in production sometime in the next six months."

The plot hasn't been announced, but the third film will be "closer than they are to the original series characters that you have ever seen," Orci once said. "They have set off on their five-year mission. So their adventure is going to be in deep space."

"In ['Star Trek Into Darkness'] they set out finally where the original series started," he continued. "The first two films - especially the 2009 ['Star Trek'] - was an origin story. It was about them coming together. So they weren't the characters they were in the original series. They were growing into them and that continues on in the second movie."

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