Although super-busy J.J. Abrams still hasn't signed on to direct the sequel to 2009's Star Trek reboot, he can confirm this much: It's next on his lengthy list of projects.
“The next thing we’re working on, and hopefully we’ll be able to pass information out sooner or later, is the next Star Trek,” he told reporters Sunday at a press junket for Super 8, which opens this week.
Beyond that, though, much remains uncertain. Less than two weeks ago, a report surfaced that, considering there's not even a script, Paramount Pictures is considering moving the release of the Star Trek sequel from June 29, 2012, to holiday 2012. When asked at the junket whether he could hit that original target, Abrams didn't offer anything concrete.
“I care much more that it be good than it be ready," CinemaBlend quoted him as saying. "I’m obviously doing everything I can to make sure that schedules don’t get screwed up. But I don’t think anyone wants a movie on time that’s not worth your time.”
The same held true on the question of whether the sequel will be 3D. “I’m not yet considering it," The Playlist quoted Abrams as telling reporters, "but I haven’t gotten that threatening phone call from men in suits."