Star Trek 2 is currently scheduled for release on June 29th, 2012. Finally word of some progress has come down the pipeline.
Paramount set a release date for the film well over a year ago and that date is coming up at warp speed: June 29, 2012. All the other blockbusters scheduled for release around that time have begun production but, as far as we know, the script for the second Trek has yet to be completed or approved. So what’s the latest? Co-screenwriter Roberto Orci was over on TrekMovie.com and gave an update, basically saying that pre-production is ongoing based on a highly detailed, 70 page outline and that things will really begin to snowball once J.J. Abrams – who himself hasn’t officially committed to the project – finishes his obligations to Super 8, opening June 10.
J.J. Abrams isn’t officially committed to the movie, but I’m sure he will be in the next few days. It’s unfortunate that the film isn’t already going into it’s production stages. It’s unlikely it’ll make it’s announced release date next year, unless they start shooting in a couple months. Even then, it’ll more likely get a delay until at least the holiday season 2012. I really loved the first one, I hope they can manage to make the second on the same quality level.