Simon Pegg says the sequel to 'Star Trek' could shoot as soon as the end of the year.
The 40-year-old actor, who plays engineer Scotty in the reimagining of the sci-fi franchise, has been pestering the film's director J.J. Abrams about when they will make the second movie.
He told EmpireOnline: "I bug J.J. on a regular basis and he just fobs me off. But I saw Zoe Saldana recently and she reckons that it's going to be soon.
"I would imagine it'll be toward the end of the year, but I can't guarantee it."
Earlier this year, Zachary Quinto, who plays Vulcan Spock in the movie, wanted to take two years off from the franchise.
He said: "I'm stepping away from 'Star Trek' for at least two years - no movies, no conventions, no anything for a while.
"I'm stepping away from that genre and exploring a lot of other territory."
'Star Trek' won the Best Make-up Oscar at this year's Academy Awards.
The as-yet-untitled sequel is due for release in 2012.