ALERT: Star Trek Sequel In 3D Release Date Announced

Yeah... Not Quite.

Deadline is reporting that the opening day of the sequel to the 2009 J.J. Abrams mega-hit Star Trek has been announced as May 17, 2013 and the film will be in 3D.  The second Trek film helmed by Abrams will include the entire cast of the first film that successfully rebooted what was considered a dead franchise.  Sony had moved Roland Emmerich’s Singularity from that coveted early summer opening weekend to November 1, 2013, thus opening the door for Paramount to slide their Star Trek sequel in there with minimal competition.

Over the summer, we wrote extensively regarding the delays involving the production of the film, specifically how busy the writers and Abrams have been with other projects.  We are certainly glad that the ball has gotten rolling, finally.

REPORT: Still No Script for Star Trek Sequel, May Be Pushed Back to December 2012 Release or Later?

Deadline is reporting that the highly anticipated sequel to 2009’s mega-hit film Star Trek is still at the 70 page outline stage with no completed script and Deadline thinks that may have to be pushed back from its original June 2012 release date to Christmas 2012 instead.

We are not at all surprised by this development (if true).  Seriously, Have you seen the amount of projects Abrams, Kurtzman, Orci, Burk and Lindelof have been associated with over the last two years while still trying to get Trek 12 going?

J.J. Abrams:

  • Fringe
  • The People Speak
  • Undercovers
  • Anatomy of Hope
  • Morning Glory
  • Super 8
  • Alcatraz 
  • Person of Interest
  • Cloverfield Sequel
  • Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol

Bryan Burk:

  • Fringe
  • Undercovers
  • Anatomy of Hope
  • Morning Glory
  • Super 8
  • Alcatraz
  • Person of Interest
  • Cloverfield Sequel
  • Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol

Alex Kurtzman:

Roberto Orci:

Damon Lindelof:

  • Once Upon a Time
  • Ollie Klubershturf vs Nazis
  • Cowboys and Aliens
  • Prometheus

So, these guys have had a lot on their plate, to say the least and Orci, Kurtzman and Abrams (and everywhere Abrams goes, Burk goes as well) are pretty much three of the hottest tickets in Hollywood right now so expect that they’ll have even more on the plate.  Orci admits to Trekmovie.com that they have a 70 page outline and that they are waiting for Abrams to commit to and have time to sign off on the outline so they can proceed with turning it into a script which they claim will take no time at all once they get the go ahead.

This coincides with Abrams’ recent comments at the premiere of Super 8, indicate that he is eager to get working on the project.  From Cinema Blend:

Paramount has set June 29, 2012 as the sequel’s release date but when asked if he thought they’d be able to make that date Abrams wouldn’t commit. Instead he says, “I care much more that it be good than it be ready. I’m, obviously doing everything I can to make sure that schedules don’t get screwed up. But I don’t think anyone wants a movie on time that’s not worth your time.” He actually seems enthusiastic about getting back to work on the Enterprise, “We want to make sure it’s done right. The guys I’ve been working with are obviously brilliant so I’m really excited to get back into it. So this is something I’ve been working on pretty closely, so in part they’re like, fine we’ll meet you to discuss.”

So that’s where we’re at right now. In the meantime enjoy this incredibly hilarious, yet spot-on review of Star Trek (2009) by Red Letter Media.