Star Trek sequel producer (and possible director) JJ Abrams is currently getting ready to release his new movie Super 8. And Abrams says that after that, he is ready to put his focus onto Star Trek. Details below.
Abrams: ‘Amazing Ideas’ For Star Trek Sequel – will focus after Super 8
Speaking to MTV, JJ Abrams confirmed that there still isn’t an officially approved script for the Star Trek sequel, but he said "we’re working on it." Noting how this time the writing team of Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman have additional help:
Damon is working on the script for this one. As busy as I’ve been with ‘Super 8,’ I remember that when we did the first one, Damon was that busy with ‘Lost.’ So it’s going to be very cool to have him on board as a writer…There are some amazing ideas. These are not just great friends of mine, but they’re great writers. I’m thrilled and very optimistic that it’s going to get to where it needs to get to
Abrams still hasn’t announced if he will direct the Star Trek sequel in addition to producing, noting:
The truth is that my focus has been so much on finishing ‘Super 8’ that it’s been something I’m looking forward to getting to, but with an incredibly compressed post [production] schedule, there hasn’t been a whole lot of time for me to be working with the writers…Now that ‘Super 8’ is drawing to a close in terms of this post schedule, I’m looking forward to jumping in and hopefully getting that ready as soon as possible.
Super 8 comes out on June 10th. So it looks like the Star Trek sequel still has another month before the ball really gets rolling. Hopefully that will leave the team enough time to get production started by September and release the film as planned on June 29, 2012.