JJ Abrams confirmed as director of Star Trek 2

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15th September 2011 04:00 PM

Darren Allan



The man at the helm of Star Trek 2 has been confirmed as JJ Abrams.

He was rumoured to be the front runner for the director’s chair back in May, naturally enough given that he directed the first feature. At the same time speculation pointed to the film being pushed back six months to the end of next year.

However, rumour has it now that it’s possible that Star Trek 2 won’t actually hit the cinemas until the middle of 2013.

Anyway, back to the good news, as it will be considered by most sci-fi fans, of Abrams getting confirmed. The script is apparently done and the project will go into production come the end of this year.

In terms of the writers, the same folks who were responsible for the 2009 movie have returned to pen the lines of Spock and Kirk.

Namely, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, alongside Damon Lindelof, a name you may recognise from the credits in Lost, which of course was the series which really stamped Abrams’ name on the TV/film industry.

Abrams has also directed two Mission Impossible flicks, Cloverfield and the recent Super 8.

Both Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto are back on board to play Kirk and Spock respectively. The results should, fingers crossed, be more than watchable, although we may have to wait the best part of two years to find out.
 
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