Star Trek XII Screenwriting 'Underway' Says Zachary Quinto
Early this week we reported Zoe Saldana saying that the Star Trek XII script is 'halfway done'. Now, Zachary Quinto isn't confirming the progress, but is confirming that writing is underway.
"It's definitely happening," Quinto told Newsarama when we spoke to him about the movie. "I know that Bob [Orci] and Alex [Kurtzman] and Damon [Lindelof] and J.J. [Abrams] have been working and talking and developing stories. I don't think there's a script yet. I know there's not a script yet. But they're working on it and they're talking about it."
The actor, who was at San Diego Comic-Con to promote his production company's foray into comic books with Archaia, said Star Trek filmmakers are taking their time to put together the next film and make sure it's right, which is fine by him.
"I think the great thing about the experience with the first film is that it really was an organic evolution. And I think that it was rooted in a real sense of creative collaboration and excitement and enthusiasm and support. And I think they want to make sure any subsequent film is rooted in that same territory, in that same landscape," he said. "So I don't think anybody's rushing anything. And I think that's actually really smart. And I have implicit trust in all those guys creatively and professionally."
Quinto said he and other cast members are currently able to pursue other projects, although he's expecting the same ensemble to reunite for the sequel when production begins.
"I know when the time is right and everything falls into the place, the crew shall reassemble for the missions. But until then, we're all exploring different landscapes and figuring out the best way for us to go creatively as individuals," he said.
The actor was also at Comic-Con to promote his role as Sylar in the NBC television show Heroes, taking a break from filming last week to attend the convention. (source Newsarama)
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