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Star Trek Sequel is Starting Pre-Production Next December?

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December 29, 2009
Source: MTV

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Apparently this little quote was first published last week, just before Christmas, and I'm not sure how we missed it. But considering there is no other news worth reporting this week, and because Star Trek is one of favorite movies of this year, I thought I'd feature it today anyway. In an MTV article looking at actress Zoe Saldana's upcoming 2010 slate, they highlight a quote from her that mentions that the Star Trek sequel will be "going into pre-production around this time next year." That's not necessarily shocking or surprising, but it's good to hear that they're pushing to get started fairly soon, because I'm already anxious to see this.

"I spoke to J.J. and Bryan Burk, his producing partner at Bad Robot, and they are still in the middle of building the script with Alex Kurtzman and Bob Orci, and we'll probably be going into pre-production around this time next year."

The odd thing about this is that MTV doesn't mention when exactly they got this quote. So although I'm predicting (given that she has been doing lots of Avatar promotion recently) that it was earlier in December, I can't say for certain. The last we heard, back in November, J.J. Abrams was still unsure about directing the sequel without a finished script. And it sounds like Kurtzman and Orci, who wrote the first movie, are still working on that script. I've got my fingers crossed, hoping that Abrams will return, but I guess only time will tell. I'm just happy to see it progressing, as I'm excited for the continuing voyages of the Starship Enterprise.

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Reader Feedback - 15 Comments

1

I foresee you getting ripped apart here Blackstar...

T on Dec 29, 2009

2

Just a raving classic Treky who hasn't taken his tampon out yet.

Babyjohn on Dec 29, 2009

3

First one was good but way over-hyped- I guess I was expecting a little more jaw-droppage from the first... pretty 'meh' about a sequel

Antioch on Dec 29, 2009

4

The more Zoe Saldana the better.

Xerxex on Dec 29, 2009

5

@1 Funny thing is, those lines actually ARE quotable. Failrage.

manxome on Dec 29, 2009

6

lol he does have a point, as great as the movie was there wasnt much depth to the script and i just realized the other day that shes the same chick from avatar, i thought she was one of the strongest actors in avatar so hopefully star trek 2 will give her more screen time.

harrison on Dec 29, 2009

7

Hopefully Zoe will be in every scene

Geoff on Dec 29, 2009

8

Bring it! Can't wait. Zoe is beautiful.

Brandon on Dec 29, 2009

9

#1 - I don't care how "cheesy" those lines of dialogue may have been, Star Trek was an awesome movie. I had such an amazing time watching it, it truly was an entertaining experience. And those kind of lines are exactly what you'd expect from Star Trek. It's still the same nerdy series as before, just wrapped up in a glossy package.

Alex Billington on Dec 29, 2009

10

Here is a prodiction for 2010. Rumers will be rife with the success of Avatar in 3D that the Studio paramout might Deside to make Star Trek II the next generation the one after the last generation or what ever they will call the next Star Trek picture in 3D it would not suprise me. 😉

Cineprog on Dec 30, 2009

11

What do you *need*?

staatz on Dec 30, 2009

12

I'm glad someone replied to Blackstar so that he could submit the essay he's been working on. To add fuel to the fire, I agree with Alex.

gonnarentit on Dec 30, 2009

13

Yea, lets get the movies to be more like the series. Perhaps some heavy handed allegory set on a planet that looks somewhere between the 1960's and the Roman empire. Throw in some rubber monsters and bad acting and we'll have a perfect Star Trek movie.

name on Dec 30, 2009

14

After messing with the time line I'll be mighty pissed if JJ doesnt do at least 2 more films. On Blackstars comments I agree that it did lack some depth of the original movies but there was still plenty there to keep me happy and i really enjoyed the film. I'm hoping that JJ didnt want to try to fit too much into the film and focus on getting the characters set up for future films where he'll add a bit more to the plot

Ross on Dec 31, 2009

15

I was just saying I don't think the original series sets a very high standard in the script, acting, or cheese department. I agree with you about Avatar, but not about Star Trek. I had no problem with the dialogue of the new star trek, and I thought the characters were very well done on all points. There is definite room for improvement in story and structure, but I didn't like it for the effects, I think the characters and their interaction were the strength of the movie.

name on Dec 31, 2009

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