“Star Trek” sequel co-screenwriter Roberto Orci dropped into TrekMovie over the weekend and revealed that though the script has yet to be completed or approved, things won’t really get going until director J.J. Abrams finishes his “Super 8” commitments in the second week of June.
Orci says “Just been waiting for JJ to be free to really decide if he likes the story and hear his suggestions before we finish the script. Once he says go, we’ll have it in no time. Meanwhile, our outline is detailed enough (70+ pages!) to do some prep :)” Orci also confirms he and Alex Kurtzman have already had meetings with Abrams about the rebooted Trek follow-up and he has given them some “amazing input and ideas”.
Abrams revealed on the weekend he expected an announcement on the film shortly, one which would likely include his involvement as director (though he’s not confirmed that). As of now Paramount is still sticking to its June 29th 2012 release date which will make it a race to the finish line for a film of this scale.