Star Trek nerds are in for a treat as the upcoming sequel to 2009's Star Trek reboot begins to take shape. J.J. Abrams, the director renowned for the hit television series Lost and films such as Super 8 will be taking on the directorial role once again for the second installment, slated for a 2013 release date.
New photos of Zachary Quinto as the iconic Spock character have just surfaced on the Internet, according to The Daily Mail. Four new images on the set of the film depict the 34-year-old actor in full Star Trek attire. In one enlarged photo, Quinto is seen scowling, complete with the recognizable bowl-shaped haircut, shaped eyebrows, and fitted black get-up that have become synonymous with the character.
The sequel has yet to be officially named and its Internet Movie Database page appears pretty bleak, but as of now the cast includes Simon Pegg, Benedict Cumberbatch, Zoe Saldana, Alice Eve and Chris Pine among others.
According to The Daily Mail, past images from the set have depicted the Starfleet officer in combat scenes against a new villain, to be played by Cumberbatch. The scene involved being lowered on a wire sporting a 'volcano suit,' but there aren't many other details on what the film will entail. The UK publication also reported that Quinto never grew up watching the space-age series, so when Leonard Nimoy chose the American Horror Story star for the 2009 film, they became fast friends.
The Star Trek pair have been exchanging tweets all month about getting together for dinner, and one Twitter post held an important message for the franchise newcomer.
Get back on the set! ST needs you! the 81-year-old ordered his pupil.
Although it was previously rumored that the original cast wouldn't be returning for the Star Trek second reboot, Nimoy alluded to a return in an interview with CNN on Aprill 27th.
In its opening weekend, the 2009 edition of Star Trek brought in more than $72.5 million at the U.S. box office, according to DenOfGeek.com. Although little is known about the upcoming film, the sequel is sure to spark just as much popularity among fans.