Star Trek Beyond Release Date to Coincide with 50th Anniversary
The third instalment in the reboot of Star Trek is set to be released in July. The film begins at the outset of the Enterprise’s five year mission (the basis for the original TV series) and the plot looks primarily action focused: the Enterprise is nearly destroyed, Kirk and his crew are stranded on a remote planet with no means of communication, Kirk must then work with the elements to reunite his crew and get back to Earth. Alongside all of this, are heroes finding themselves in conflict with a new ruthless enemy who has a well-earned hatred of the Federation.
Star Trek Beyond is directed by Justin Lin (The Fast and the Furious 3-6) from a screenplay by Simon Pegg, Doug Jung, Roberto Orci, John D. Payne and Patrick McCay. Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto reprise their roles as Captain James T. Kirk and Commander Spock, with Simon Pegg, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana also returning.
The film is scheduled for a July 22, 2016 – this has been planned to coincide with the 50th anniversary celebration of the late Gene Roddenberry’s original sci-fi series.