Paramount Pictures Star Trek hasn't hit the big screen, yet the sequel has already been announced. Variety announced that Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman and Damon Lindelof are penning the screenplay to be delivered by this Christmas. No word if J.J. Abrams will direct the sequel but he is going to produce the film, along with his partner Bryan Burk. The follow-up is expected to be released in 2011, with Kurtzman saying the writing team is waiting for fan reaction from the new movie.
"Obviously we discussed ideas, but we are waiting to see how audiences respond next month," he said. "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."I'm sure if the movie flops, there won't be a sequel. Paramount Pictures must be fairly confident that Star Trek will be a huge hit to make an announcement so early.