Star Trek to boldly go... again

By Press Association

Apr 02, 2009

The latest in the sci-fi franchise is set for a May 8 release but work is already under way on the next chapter.

Movie magazine Variety reports that director JJ Abrams has again been asked by Paramount to head up the production.

The script will be written by Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman and Damon Lindelof.

Lindelof told Variety: "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 were so excited about the first one that we wanted to proceed."

Details of the plot of the next film have not been finalised, but Kurtzman, said: "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."

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  • mishigansx Aug 01, 2009

    when will the movie com out

  • Wraith_2099 Apr 06, 2009

    Doesn't matter 'cause THIS movie will ROCK!

    This is Star Trek for the new Battlstar / Stargate generation with no camp and 10 times the awesome factor.

  • Maverick405 Apr 04, 2009

    Looking forward to it...

  • dn2004 Apr 01, 2009

    talk about jumping the gun like pferreira86 they should wait unti the film is out!

  • pferreira86 Apr 01, 2009

    I think they need to wait for the new movie to come out before starting on a sequel. They are perhaps getting a bit ahead of themselves.

  • jerrydorfman18 Apr 08, 2015

    You and Maverick are probably correct: they are banking on the earlier success of new Star Trek movies, and the fact that so many folks are still interested in It. My concern is the quality of the actors and actresses chosen to be capable of representing the characters created and the remaining. Writers and directors doing their jobs well. It will be a real team effort to make this a sucess.