Variety reports that a sequel to filmmaker J.J. Abrams’ not-yet-released Star Trek film is already in the works with writing team Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman and Damon Lindelof once again writing the screenplay.
Abrams, who directed and produced the new film, will produce the follow-up under his Bad Robot banner, but no decision has been made on whether he will direct the sequel or not.
Orci, Kurtzman and Lindelof are aiming to deliver their script to the studio by Christmas for what would likely be a summer 2011 release.
Kurtzman says, “Obviously we discussed ideas, but we are waiting to see how audiences respond next month. With a franchise rebirth, the first movie has to be about origin. But with a second, you have the opportunity to explore incredibly exciting things. We’ll be ambitious about what we’ll do.”
Star Trek comes to theaters May 8th and stars Zachary Quinto, Chris Pine, Simon Pegg and John Cho.
By Tessa Petrocco (Source: Variety)