This past Thursday, I was one of the lucky press members to have dinner with Simon Pegg and director Greg Mottola to discuss the Blu-ray and DVD release of their fantastic comedy Paul, which will hit the shelves on August 9. Most of our dinner conversation will be saved until we get closer to the release date, although Simon Pegg did speak about a number of other projects as well. While a specific production start date is not known Simon Pegg said that Star Trek 2 will start shooting sometime this fall.
"You do have to manage your time, but they can't tell you exactly, because they don't know. You just sort of say, 'OK, I'm going to keep the fall free.' With a bit of luck, that will be for a reason."
We reported back in May that director J.J. Abrams is turning his full attention over to Star Trek 2 once he finished work on Super 8, which was released last weekend. A November start date for Star Trek 2 has been rumored, although the script has not been completed yet.
A few weeks ago, we also reported that Star Trek 2 may miss its proposed June 29, 2012 release date, which seems likely if production won't start until the fall.
We'll be sure to keep you posted with any further Star Trek 2 news as soon as we have more information.