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This weekend JJ Abrams is out promoting his new movie Super 8. The first little tidbit about the Star Trek sequel has emerged, with the producer (and possible director) confirming that the script is still not complete, but more news should come soon.
Abrams: still working on Star Trek sequel script
Today JJ Abrams spoke briefly about the Star Trek sequel which he is producing (and possibly directing) giving this brief update on progress (via Fox News):
We are working hard on that [Star Trek sequel] script and – finger’s crossed – we are going to be able to make an announcement on that soon
Last time Abrams spoke about Star Trek, he said that he would be able to "focus" on the sequel after the release of Super 8, which hits theaters on June 10th. The Star Trek sequel is slated for a June 29th, 2012 release. Other summer 2012 films are already progressing. For example The Dark Knight Rises (due out 3 weeks after the Star Trek sequel) started shooting this week. And The Amazing Spider-man (due out July 3 2012) is already in post-production.
The latest reports have Paramount planning to go into production on the Star Trek sequel in September. While that is a shorter production and post-production schedule then the 2009Star Trek film, it will actually be longer than Abrams had for Super 8.
It is likely Abrams will make additional statements about Star Trek over the next few days as he promotes Super 8, so stay tuned for more updates.
JJ Abrams with his cast for "Star Trek" – says announcement on sequel is coming soon