Star Trek fans are losing their heads over the scarcity of updates on the planned sequel to J.J. Abrams' 2009 franchise reboot. The movie was well-received by the majority of audiences and it performed well at the box office, enough to earn confirmation from Paramount of a planned summer 2012 release for a sequel. There's just one problem ... Abrams is freaking busy, as are his writer/producers, the dynamic duo of Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman.
Not much has happened as a result, but that's only as far as we know. There's apparently a 70-plus page treatment for the sequel's story, as Orci admitted in a post to the TrekMovie forums (via AICN). And while Abrams hasn't read enough to completely sign off, he's got enough of the broad strokes down to have given Kurtzman and Orci notes, which the duo can now use to start doing prep work on the script. All of which amounts to further proof that Star Trek 2 really is coming.
Here's what Orci had to say in his two TrekMovie message board posts:
"Just been waiting for JJ to be free to really decide if he likes the story and hear his suggestions before we finish the script. Once he says go, we’ll have it in no time. Meanwhile, our outline is detailed enough (70+ pages!) to do some prep :)"
In the meetings we’ve had with JJ, he’s already given us amazing input and ideas, and that’s been while he’s been up to his eyeballs in Super 8.