The ‘Star Trek’ quasi-reboot film was released in cinemas during the first half of 2009, directed by JJ Abrams the film was both a financial success and popular with critics bringing to the big screen a breath of fresh air and a new beginning for the franchise.
Despite the resounding success that this film experienced, production on a sequel hasn’t ramped up as quickly as some might have expected. Over two years has passed since the previous film was released and with Abrams focusing on other projects such as the TV series ‘Undercovers’ and the 2011 film ‘Super 8’, the ‘Star Trek’ series has remained in a holding pattern for some time.
Fans of the previous instalment can rejoice as official confirmation of a director for the sequel has now come through and as many would already have expected, JJ Abrams is indeed returning to continue the Star Trek journey.
It is expected that the script for the sequel will be finished and polished over the coming months with shooting to occur during late 2011 early 2012.
Previously the film had been slated for a mid-2012 release, however that would imply a short post-production period given this latest news and for an effects heavy film that seems unlikely. We’ll let you know more on a likely release date when it’s announced.