Work on ‘Star Trek’ sequel to begin next year

Work on ‘Star Trek’ sequel to begin next year

The 'Star Trek' sequel will begin shooting January.

Bruce Greenwood – who played Captain Pike in the J.J. Abrams directed sci-fi action movie – confirms the sequel begins filming at the beginning of 2011, and he hopes to be involved.

He told Hollywood.com: “I just know that the plan is to film it in January, more than that, I don’t know. I’m hustling for it... we’ll see.”

The 2009 reimagining of the classic TV show, featuring Chris Pine as Captain Kirk and Zachary Quinto as Commander Spock, was a huge box office success upon its release, taking $385m (€298m) internationally and gaining an Oscar for Best Makeup.

The cast of the film are all on-board to work on the sequel and Zoe Saldana, who played linguist Uhura in the film, recently confessed she was hoping for more romantic scenes with Quinto.

She said: “There was a huge acceptance and excitement with what director J.J. Abrams and the writers, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, did with that twist.

"What they did was a huge gamble - and when it worked, it worked really, really well.

"It would be interesting to see what they are going to do with it. I really hope they keep the relationship and continue to explore it."

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