If it's crap ... We'll tell you
While a sequel to the highly successful franchise reboot 'Star Trek' (2009) has been in the works for some time now, insiders report that the production is now officially moving ahead now that director J.J. Abrams has officially committed to the project. While it was widely assumed that he would be signing on again, he has often been aloof when asked about it - either giving a vague answer or dodging the question as to whether he would be returning.
With the director locked in, the focus now turns to screenwriters Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci. The duo - who wrote the prior film - have been working on the script off and on for the last year, but Kurzman recently took an extended break to make his directorial debut for Dreamworks with the film 'Welcome to People'. With that movie now in post-production, Kurzman and Orci are expected to be fast-tracking the script for the second installment in the rebooted franchise. Reports say that the script is scheduled to be completed by month's end, with pre-production already in the works and shooting to begin this winter.
So, Spillios - the real question here is 'What do you want in your Star Trek sequel'? Would you rather they take the newly altered timeline of the franchise and 'boldly go' in a new direction with new characters, stories, and adventures? Or would you rather see a new "what if?" scenario in which we see classic villains (Khan is the most commonly mentioned) but in a new way? Make yourself heard in the comments below. (and yes, we know you're going to make a lens flare joke...)