Star Trek 3 initiates warp drive, begins shooting in Canada

  • IANS, Vancouver
  • Updated: Jun 26, 2015 20:07 IST

Filming for Zachary Quinto and Zoe Saldana starrer science fiction action film Star Trek 3 has reportedly begun at the Squamish Boulders, a wildlife area near Squamish, British Columbia, Canada. Justin Lin is directing the film from a script penned by Simon Pegg and Doug Jung. Saldana and Quinto are joined by the likes of Pegg, Chris Pine, Karl Urban, John Cho, Anton Yelchin, Sofia Boutella and Idris Elba.

According to sources, filming for the third instalment of the blockbuster movie series has begun since Thursday, under the working title Washington, reports

Quinto and Saldana took to Instagram to share some images teasing fans about the filming of the movie. Quinto uploaded a photograph showing off his character's iconic hairstyle.

someone is preparing to emerge.

A photo posted by Zachary Quinto (@zacharyquinto) on

"Someone is preparing to emerge," he captioned the image. The actor also posted a close-up photograph of his eyebrow which is appropriately trimmed to fit his role.

Meanwhile, Saldana shared an image of herself sitting in a make-up chair while reading a magazine. "Trailer time #startrek," she captioned the photograph. She also posted a funny Dubsmash video, which she captioned: "#boredatwork."

Trailer time #startrek

A photo posted by Zoe Saldana (@zoesaldana) on

Guess what this one is?? #boredatwork

A video posted by Zoe Saldana (@zoesaldana) on

Although production on the film has been underway, many details of the movie, like the title, have not been confirmed yet. In April, rumours were that the movie would be called Star Trek Beyond.

As for plot details, these are being kept under wraps but the story is said to involve the Enterprise going on their five-year mission.

JJ Abrams, who directed the previous two films, is producing the third film. The film is slated for a release on July 8, 2016.

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