Starring: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana,
Simon Pegg, John Cho, Anton Yelchin Director: J.J. Abrams
U.S. Opening Date: May 17, 2013
Is it Star Trek 2 or Star Trek XII?
Well, considering that the 2008 “reboot” was so
blatantly aimed at attracting newcomers to the franchise instead of
appealing to old-timers, I’d bet good money that Paramount will settle for
Star Trek 2 as a title for this as-yet-untitled sequel to J.J.
Abrams’ 2008 Star Trek flick.
(The recent sequel to Rob Zombie’s Halloween
remake was titled Halloween II even though there already was a
Halloween II made in 1981 and it was actually the 355th Halloween
movie to be made . . .)
Only a few things are certain right now:
(a) Star Trek 2 will get made because it was one
of 2008’s biggest (and most unexpected) box office hits, which did
good business when positive word of mouth lured non-Trekkies to cinemas to
check it out.
(b) Robert Orci, Alex Kurtzman and Damon Lindelof, the
Fringe regulars, are currently working on a screenplay.
The rest – that the
villains will be Klingons, etc. - is pure speculation . . . for now.