Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Star Trek Sequel Greenlit

Variety is reporting that in a huge sign of confidence on the success of the upcoming movie, Paramount Pictures has decided to move forward on the sequel.

The writing pair of Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman (Star Trek, Transformers I and II) will be joined by longtime Abrams' coworker Damon Lindelof in penning the sequel. The trio will also get producing credit while Abrams stays on as executive producer. Whether JJ Abrams will return as director has not yet been decided. The goal is to have a script ready by Christmas so can have the sequel ready for theatres for 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," said Lindelof, co-creator with Abrams of ABC's "Lost" who produced the upcoming "Trek" but did not contribute to Orci and Kurtzman's screenplay. "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," he said. "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."

1 comment:

  1. Well if you go to www.startrek.com the official site go to the articles they are officially on strike so what your hearing is so a fluke. They maybe producing but your also forgetting that they may not have anything in the year for 2011 so don't hold your tongues on that people I thought i bring this up to you now before you guys make any headbuts about it. Paramount www.startrek.com is doing it's best by keeping the boards open and there were just interviews about it. SO please check back to the official site on it before ya make any comments or any statements reguarding of the sequal in the year 2011. Never Garentee anything what the producers or acters in the Trek Shows or tv series may say the official reporsts will be posted on that official website... Thanks for your Attention...