- STAR TREK 2
FINALLY!! We can announce that director JJ Abrams will be directing Star Trek 2.
Deadline’s report confirms all the rumours and speculation that the long development process combined with Abrams’ indecision about whether he really would take the job means that Paramount has decided to shove the Trek sequel from its original June 2012 release berth and offer the date instead to what is now apparently called G.I. Joe: Retaliation.
As to where the Enterprise and her crew will find a scheduling dock, that’s anyone’s guess. Right now it seems that shooting will kick off in January next year, with the aim of trying to either get it into late 2012 or summer 2013.
The studio has now picked up the cast’s contracts, which means that the likes of Chris Pine, Karl Urban, Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg, John Cho, Anton Yelchin and Zoe Saldana will all be reporting for duty whenever this thing actually launches into warp speed.