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Details on the yet-to-be-titled
‘Star Trek 3
’, the thirteenth motion picture of the Trek franchise, have begun to stream out at full-impulse the past two weeks thanks to Zachary Quinto, William Shatner
, the films’ co-writer J.D. Payne
and Seoul Mayor Park Won-Soon
Mayor Won-Soon, who traveled to Los Angeles last week as part of a delegation working to model Seoul’s Emergency Preparedness System after L.A., visited the Paramount Picture lot last Sunday as his final stop, signing a deal with Jeffrey Chernov
to film Star Trek 3
in the South Korean capitol. The mayor has since confirmed on the news on Seoul’s Official Facebook page.
Records on file with the Seoul Film Commission
confirm a number rumors and new details yet to be released by Paramount, listing Chernov
and J.J. Abrams
as the film’s co-producers and Roberto Orci
as director. Oscar winning cinematographer Claudio Miranda
will shoot the film digitally
, the first
for a Star Trek film. Listing Vancouver as its principal [film] location, ^Star Trek 3 is set to begin filming January 28th, 2015*.
Only days prior to Mayor Won-Soon’s revelation, actor Zachary Quinto
, who played Spock
in Star Trek (2009)
and its sequel Into Darkness
, stated that filming was at least six months away during an appearance to promote his new documentary series The Chair
’s Today Show
It was previously reported that Orci himself confirmed via a forum post that the first script to the third film in the Abrams-era had recently been completed by him and co-writers Patrick McKay and J.D. Payne.
Orci, who pinned the ‘soft-boot’ 2009 film and Into Darkness, is a self-described Trekkie and felt most familiar with Star Trek: The Next Generation
In at least three separate interviews Orci has expressed his desire to incorporate familiar characters from other Trek series’ as while as exploring the possibility of including additional original cast members in future films, steering the franchise in a direction different than what Abrams had sought.
Speaking as a guest on the Humans From Earth
podcast, Orci explained: [Continue Reading after the jump