Chris Pine recently took to his official Facebook page to tell his fans that he has read the script for Star Trek 2. What’s not surprising is that he says the script is fantastic because every actor will tell you that the film they’re working on or about to work on is the greatest thing that has ever happened. What’s newsworthy in Pine’s announcement [via MTV] is that he says Kirk will have a love interest:
“After a thousand questions regarding the Star Trek sequel I can finally say I am holding the draft script in my hand. I can also now tell you I have a love interest and it’s all looking very exciting. Sorry but I cant give you a date for filming yet, but you guys are going to love it!”
So while we don’t know the villain, the plot, the setting, or even when filming will begin, you can rest your fears about Captain James T. Kirk not getting the sweet, sweet lovin’ he deserves. Hit the jump for more on Star Trek 2, which is currently set to open on June 29, 2012. [Update: TrekMovie reports that the Facebook account is fake and that Chris Pine has no official Facebook, Twitter, etc.]
I’m impressed that J.J. Abrams thinks he can turn around a new Star Trek movie in about a year, but if Paramount throws enough money at the sequel, then it shouldn’t be too much of a problem. While Pine doesn’t have a start date for filming, it’s assumed that shooting will start this summer once Abrams is done doing press for Super 8.
As for the villain, we learned back in October that it won’t be Khan Noonien Singh, but it will be a character from the original series and he or she won’t be a “traditional” villain.
Also, when asked about making the film in 3D, Abrams seems ambivalent on using the technology to tell his story:
“I have nothing against 3-D in theory. But I’ve also never run to the movies because something’s in 3-D. [As for Trek], as soon as I read the script, if it says, “Somebody pushes a weapon toward the camera in a menacing way,” and we think, “That’d be better in 3-D!”… I dunno.”