While promoting Super 8 this weekend, JJ Abrams has also been dropping some tidbits about his next project, the Star Trek sequel. The producer (and expected director) says his next Star Trek will not be rushed to meet it release date, and he has also confirmed he will buck the trend and not go 3D. Details below. Abrams also revealed a Star Trek easter egg in Super 8.
Abrams ‘not considering’ Star Trek ’12 in 3D + wont rush for release
At the Super 8 junket held this weekend, JJ Abrams spoke about the Star Trek which he will produce and is epected to direct. Abrams has already confirmed that he will be turning his focus to Trek after Super 8 comes out on June 10th. Here are some excerpts from this weekend’s interviews.
On the Star Trek sequel script status (via Dose.ca)
The writers are hard at work on it, and I am excited about getting back to it. We are taking our time, though, because I really do want make sure we do something that is worthy of the first one.
On Star Trek sequel in 3D (via CinemaBlend):
I’m not yet considering [3D], but you know, I haven’t gotten any phone call from people in suits. I know what’s good for me.
On the June 29, 2012 release date:
I care much more that it be good than it be ready. I’m, obviously doing everything I can to make sure that schedules don’t get screwed up. But I don’t think anyone wants a movie on time that’s not worth your time. We want to make sure it’s done right. The guys I’ve been working with are obviously brilliant so I’m really excited to get back into it.
More on release date (via Collider):
I really don’t know [if Star Trek will make its release date], we will see. We are working really hard to try and get that movie made as soon as possible, but we don’t want to rush anything. The worst thing we could possibly do would be to put something into production to make a release date instead of a great movie.
And a Star Trek-related spoiler for Super 8
There are a couple of [Easter eggs] here and there. I will say that Leonard Nimoy is in the movie, if you can find him.
Look for more updates from Abrams over the next few days as more interviews arrive online.