According to Sci Fi Pulse, production has started on Star Trek 3 in British Columbia, an hour outside of Vancouver. The film will star Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Anton Yelchin, Simon Pegg, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, Idris Elba and Sofia Boutella. J.J. Abrams will produce while Justin Lin will direct from a script by Simon Pegg and Doug Jung.
The film is scheduled to hit theaters July 8, 2016, two months to the day before the 50th anniversary of the first episode aired of the original Star Trek, “The Man Trap”. That episode aired on September 8, 1966.