Fans of J.J. Abrams’ 2009 “Star Trek” reboot (like myself) are in luck. The folks over at Trekmovie.com have really come through for us. They have scored an interview with the co-writer/producer for the upcoming “Star Trek” sequel, Roberto Orci, and he has confirmed they actually already have a 70-plus page detailed script outline. Pending some confirmation from the man himself (J.J. Abrams), they have actually begun early “prep” for the movie, though it’s still not in pre-production.
When asked about their original sequel script that had been rejected, Orci explained:
- Just been waiting for J.J. to be free to really decide if he likes the story and hear his suggestions before we finish the script. Once he says go, we’ll have it in no time … In the meetings we’ve had with J.J., he’s already given us amazing input and ideas, and that’s been while he’s been up to his eyeballs in “Super 8.”
Trekmovie.com went on to explain that Abrams is close to announcing he will direct the sequel, a concern many had and something for which we still don’t have concrete confirmation:
- Yesterday, J.J. Abrams noted that he expected an announcement on the “Star Trek” sequel “soon,” presumably his decision on directing the sequel will be included in that announcement.
This is all good and positive news, since the release date for the sequel (June 29, 2012) seems closer and closer every day. Now, we have some confirmation they have been hard at work. Putting together a great plot and script is foremost on their minds.
Are you excited for this sequel project? Are you hoping no one but Abrams will direct it?
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