Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Star Trek Writers Talk Sequel

With the release date set for June 29, 2012, Star Trek 2 is already underway. Writers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci are hard at work developing the concept and direction for the sequel to J.J. Abrams' reboot.

In an interview with The Geek Files, Kurtzman said:

"Whereas I think sequels are very much about the villain. Because while [in the first one] the villain serves to bring the crew together, the second one I think has to be a true challenging of what that family is about. That is why Wrath of Khan was so amazing. Khan tested each one of them and ultimately asked for the ultimately sacrifice, and that is why that movie held up so well."

But that doesn't mean that the pair is going for a remake. Orci even stated:

"We would never do a will be some time in the five-year mission. But that is a question. Should we pick them up immediately the next day or should it be later, we are still discussing that."

Meanwhile, in an additional interview with (you can check out the video there), Orci said that they "[s]till consider themselves in 'the early stages of story development' but feel the film can go into pre-production in 2010."