There was also news that Abrams will be directing another film before going into the sequel.
Well, the lovely Zoe Saldana told Mtv News that she expects the sequel to go into pre-production a year from now.
Thanks to Collider:
“I spoke to J.J. and Bryan Burk, his producing partner at Bad Robot, and they are still in the middle of building the script with Alex Kurtzman and Bob Orci, and we’ll probably be going into pre-production around this time next year.”
I really can’t believe that I’m excited over a Star Trek film. I always mostly hated the Star Trek series(with the exception of “First Contact” and “Nemesis), but after seeing the new I just can’t wait to see it.
If the film does go into pre-production, then we will probably get the sequel around Winter 2011 or Summer 2012.
As far as story is concerned, I did hear that they will be using the time travel plot device again. And, that would allow Shatner to reprise his role as Captain Jerk, I mean Kirk. Also, that it may be a two-part storyline which would be a bad idea.