Damn, Pararmount Pictures are pushy fucks. The script is unfinished and no director has been secured, but yet, the studio is moving forward with pre-production on Star Trek 2. The bastards made a promise over a year ago that the release for ST2 would hit in June of 2012. They’re hell bent on sticking to their word. Not for our benefit of course. I’m sure it’s a legality and finance matter. Besides, other films that have a 2012 release date have already begun filming (The Dark Knight Rises ,The Amazing Spiderman) or will be soon. Paramount is feeling the pressure.
Roberto Orci, co-screenwriter/producer revealed to TrekMovie that a 70-page outline for the sequel is complete (which I’m sure only details the lens flares). The outline has allowed for progress to be made.
Here is what Orci had to say:
“Just been waiting for J.J. [Abrams] to be free to really decide if he likes the story and hear his suggestions before we finish our script. Once he says go, we’ll have it in no time…”
Even though Abrams has been busy, he’s still been involved:
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.
With our without Abrams, this flick is moving forward. I think it’s stupid to not wait on the lead creative that is responsible for the first films success. It’s even more ironic to push the creative team and get em’ to produce gold on such a short deadline. I’m not a studio head. I don’t know what factors are at play to have to be so committed a particular release date. For me, ensuring a quality product would be in my better interest. Whatever. Studios do what they do, and I’m sure it’s for good reason. Here’s hoping Star Trek 2 doesn’t suffer for it.