Before JJ Abrams’ “Star Trek” premiere on May 8, 2009, Paramount studio, so confident in success of the movie, is already moving forward with a sequel.
Screenwriters Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman and “Lost” producer and writer Damon Lindelof will pen the screenplay.
J.J. Abrams is onboard to produce the follow-up alongside Bryan Burk but no decision has been made yet on whether Abrams will return behind the camera for the sequel.
Story is still in the early stage but Orci, Kurtzman and Lindelof will wait to hear from the fans before deciding which way to go next. They are aiming to deliver their script by Christmas for what would likely be a summer 2011 release.
“There’s obviously a lot of hubris involved in signing on to write a sequel of a movie that hasn’t even come out yet. But we’re so excited about the first one that we wanted to proceed.”
“Obviously we discussed ideas, but we are waiting to see how audiences respond next month. With a franchise rebirth, the first movie has to be about origin. But with a second, you have the opportunity to explore incredibly exciting things. We’ll be ambitious about what we’ll do,”
said Damon Lindelof.