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J.J. Abrams Moves One Step Closer To Helming Star Trek Sequel

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Oh, J.J. Abrams. We all love your work. But dude … chill. Seriously. No one’s complaining (much) about Super 8, and you’re free to do whatever you like next. But why not just bite the bullet already and say out loud, on record, that you’re doing Star Trek again?

We’re close now. Abrams is apparently “moving toward a commitment” to helm the sequel, according to Deadline. He’s back now from a vacation, and working with writers Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Damon Lindelof on polishing off the script. The expectation now is that production will kick off in January, with the movie either arriving late in 2012 or summer 2013. I think most of you fans will join me in hoping that it ends up being the earlier of the two dates.

Star Trek‘s sequel had previously been slotted for a June 29, 2012, release, but it’s not going to be ready in time. That slot now belongs to G.I. Joe: Retaliation.