Star Trek 2 Script to Arrive in 'Six Weeks;' Shooting to Begin This Year?
02.15.11 by Ryan
Ever since J.J. Abrams' 2009 reboot of Star Trek scored $385 million at the box office, Paramount, as well as fans, have been waiting for a sequel script to be delivered.
Initially, screenwriters Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci revealed that the script could arrive by the summer of 2010, at which point Kurtzman admitted that he, Orci, and co-screenwriter Damon Lindelof were "halfway through the story". Last December, Kurtzman admitted that the writers finally "have broken the story," but offered no timeline for when the script would be finished. Until now.
While responding to a question about the script to Star Trek 2 (working title) on Twitter, Orci again announced when the script would arrive.
aiming to turn in first full draft of Star Trek in six weeks or so.
This has to be good news to Paramount, who have already set the sequel's release date to June 29, 2012, and could schedule a production start soon.
While appearing on The Chris Moyles Show on BBC Radio (via Trek Web), Simon Pegg revealed that he would start work Star Trek 2 "in August," which, if true, is still a very quick turnaround, with less than a year before the sequel is due in theaters.