JJ Abrams In Talks For Star Trek 2
Director Looking to get back to the bridge.
Lost creator and top-drawer filmmaker JJ Abrams has gotten around to discussing the sequel to his 2009 hit Star Trek, reports Deadline.
Having been busy with Super 8 and a few thousand other projects, it seems that the man behind Cloverfield may be ready to get back behind the camera, with a late 2012/early 2013 release looking likely. Paramount had originally aimed for a July 2012 launch, but this slot has now been given to the slightly less promising G.I Joe 2.
Original writers Robert Orci and Alex Kurtzman have put together a script with help from uber-scribe Damon Lindelof, and Abrams will likely be aiming to start shooting in January. Paramount have the original film's stars contracted for another, so we can expect to see Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana, Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg, Karl Urban and the rest back on the bridge.
We're thrilled at the prospect of another helping of Trek action, having loved the first film, and will be keeping our hailing frequencies open for more news.