Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Zoe Saldana says 'Star Trek 2' to start pre-production December 2010

J.J. Abrams is busy with other projects right now, but that's not keeping Zoe Saldana (who plays Star Trek's Uhura) from giving us a few tidbits of information about the upcoming Star Trek 2 movie plans.

Zoe Saldana, a self-proclaimed sci-fi geek who just happened to land the role of Uhura in J.J. Abrams' reboot of Star Trek, told Collider that pre-produciton on Star Trek 2 could start as early as December of 2010.

“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.”

Of course, this does not mean that a script has been penned, or even that J.J. Abrams' and company know exactly where they're going with the next installment of the geek-and-non-geek-friendly reboot of the Star Trek franchise. Only the J.J. knows what he and his crew are going to make of this series, and it is unlikely that they have had the chance to solidify anything just yet.

In the meantime, J.J. Abrams has been busy with a currently secretive project as well as the foundation-laying of NBC's new show Undercovers.