The headline pretty much sums up the story, but as we’ve all come to expect with mega-blockbuster movies — their sequels are usually given the greenlight before the initial movie is even released. This is no different for J.J. Abrams‘ Star Trek, which already has a sequel script in the works with the hopes of a Summer 2011 release.
Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman are again handling the script duties, but this time the duo will also be joined by Lost co-creator, writer, and executive producer Damon Lindelof. Recently — in regard to Transformers 3 — Orci and Kurtzman said that it was time to pass the torch along to the next writers (they wrote Transformers 1 & 2), so I can’t help but wonder if this new Trek project was the reason they’ve decided to move on from Michael Bay.
When it comes to a possible storyline, well, obviously we have to wait and see how the first goes before they begin sharing those sweet little morsels. Thankfully, the filmmakers aren’t rushing, as Alex Kurtzman explained:
Obviously we discussed ideas, but we are waiting to see how audiences respond next month. With a franchise rebirth, the first movie has to be about origin. But with a second, you have the opportunity to explore incredibly exciting things. We’ll be ambitious about what we’ll do.
No word yet on whether or not J.J. Abrams will return to the director’s chair, but is he is already naturally attached as a producer on the project.