Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman were at the Television Critics Association annual Fall preview event this week to talk about Fringe, but of course the Star Trek sequel came up to. In a new brief interview, the pair gave an update on where they are at with the next Star Trek, details below.
Next Trek still in research phase
IGN talked to Star Trek co-writer Robert Orci about the sequel at the TCA event in LA this week, and it seems that there has not bee a lot of movement since Comic Con a couple of weeks ago, where Orci talked about how there has only been one fifteen minute meeting about the sequel with the Supreme Court (Abrams, Orci, Kurtzman, Lindelof, Burk), but he did add that Khan did not come up in that conversation.
Orci noted the current progress:
We’re still in the re-reading and taking it all in phase before we actually sit down and start designing [the film].
With Orci’s writing partner Kurtzman adding:
We have to comb through everything and make sure that we leave no stone unturned because that was the approach that I think we were looking for on the first movie.
Regarding linking the next two films, Orci stated it was just an idea floated and they aren’t leaning any way yet. The pair did confirm that the phrase "he’s dead, Jim" will likely appear, and that Greg Grunberg is pushing for Mudd (something he first talked about in an interview with TrekMovie).
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