Another tea leaf regarding the status of the Star Trek sequel has emerged in the form of a brief comment from Damon Lindelof. In an interview the Star Trek co-producer/writer says that the team are still "in the midst" of writing. Details below.
Lindelof: In midst of Star Trek sequel script
This week DC comics celebrated the 900th issue of their Superman "Action Comics" by bringing on some big named guest writers, including Dark Knight scribe David Goyer, Superman: The Movie director Richard Donner and Lost/Star Trek writer/producer Damon Lindelof. Lindelof did an interview promoting the issue with CBR, mostly focusing on the comic, but there was this tiny Star Trek scripting tidbit.
And now you’re knee deep in the script and story for "Star Trek 2," correct?
Yes. We’re in the midst of writing the script and we’re looking forward to making it.
This again confirms our reporting that the first draft for script for the Star Trek sequel is still not considered complete. We also know that Damon is not currently holed up with his Star Trek sequel writing partners Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, because this morning Lindelof notified his followers on Twitter that he has returned to London for the second time this year. Presumably Lindelof is in the UK for Prometheus, which he wrote and director Ridley Scott is currently filming at Pinewood Studios. Prometheus comes out June 8th, 2012 (three weeks before the release date for the Star Trek sequel).
Lindelof back in the UK with Ridley Scott currently shooting "Prometheus"
As for how Lindelof got involved with Action Comics #900, the writer says that he has always been a Superman fan in comics and especially the Donner movies so he was very eager when DC approached him, noting how "supercool" it is for him to share a byline with Donner. For his part, Lindelof wrote a 10-page story which he calls an origin story from "a slightly different angle." You can read Lindelof’s story and others in Action Comics #900 in comic stores now.
Thanks to Rick for the link