According to TrekMovie, Paramount Pictures has recently registered the title “Star Trek Beyond” for their untitled Star Trek film with the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), a tell-tale sign not only of a title but that the third film in the reboot series will indeed involve explorations into deep space, as has been rumored for some time.
“It’s a story about frontierism and adventure and optimism and fun, and that’s where we want to take it,” screenwriter Simon Pegg told The Guardian recently. “Where no man has gone before – where no one has gone before, sensibly corrected for a slighter more enlightened generation. But yeah, that’s the mood at the moment.”
The film is set to feature the return of Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Anton Yelchin, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg and Zoe Saldana as the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise, along with Idris Elba as the film’s villain and Sofia Boutella in a mystery role. J.J. Abrams, who directed the last two films, is producing the third film in the rebooted franchise. Justin Lin, four-time The Fast and the Furious director, is set to direct from a script by Pegg and Doug Jung.
Paramount Pictures has Star Trek 3 scheduled for a July 8, 2016 release, which happens to be exactly two months to the day before the franchise’s 50th Anniversary. Although it wasn’t the first episode produced, “The Man Trap,” in which the crew of the Enterprise encounters a deadly shapeshifting salt vampire, introduced the world to “Star Trek” on September 8, 1966.