It’s only eight months away but the sequel to J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek will be four years in the making by the time it is released into theaters. Abrams and crew have taken their time to make Star Trek 2 something special and not your run-of-the-mill sequel film, we hope.
On Tuesday at The Wrap’s inaugural Short Film Festival in Los Angeles, actor Zachary Quinto divulged Abrams’ vision for the Star Trek sequel. He didn’t give away any of the closely guarded plot details, but instead took a cue from his Star Trek co-star Chris Pine and talked about the general tone of the film:
It was bigger… It was bolder, I think, than the first one, and that was pretty big and bold from my stand point. I feel very fulfilled, but I don’t feel particularly attached to what the outcome of that project will be because I have faith in the people that I was collaborating with to make it as good as it can be.
Quinto will return to Star Trek to play the new Spock. He discussed his role in the production and was eager to start doing promotion for Star Trek 2. Quinto stated the film is in good hands with J.J. Abrams:
I feel like, you know, my work is done on the movie right now and until we have to go and promote it, then my work remains done and I let J.J. and his incredible team of people get in there and do the work that they need to do now.
Lately we’ve seen some details spill out of the cast of Star Trek 2. Actor Chris Pine admitted the sequel would not follow in the footsteps of other summer blockbuster sequels, namely Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight. A new addition to the cast, Benedict Cumberbatch also hinted the villain role he’ll play in the sequel. But still, the sequel to Star Trek is shrouded in mystery until the film will be released on May 17th 2013.