‘Star Trek 2’ Release Date and 3D Info

Published by Seth Quillen in: Film -- Date: 24 Nov 2011 Comments: 0

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The still untitled Star Trek 2 may not have a name yet, but at least it has a release date. Deadline reports that Paramount has officially set it’s Star Trek sequel phasers on May 17, 2013. The date opened up after Sony pulled Roland Emmerich’s Singularity from May 17th, 2013, to Nov 1, 2013.

Writer/director J.J. Abrams’ of the 2009 Star Trek revamp will return as director.  The movie  is being co-written by Abrams with Lost‘s Damon Lindelof and Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci (Kurtzman and Orci wrote the revamp).

The first film in the rebooted franchise grosses more than $385 million worldwide and became the highest grossing Star Trek film of all time even when you account for inflation. So a sequel was imminent, which was originally slated for a June 29, 2012 release. But do to Abrams’ Super 8 and Lindelof feature film debut, Welcome to People, the project was held up.

The main cast from the reboot, including Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto and Zoe Saldana, are all returning. Benicio Del Toro is rumored to be the villain but nothing has been confirmed.

And also, Star Trek 2 will be filmed in 3D. Not sure how that will effect the lens flare that was so prominent in the 2009 film.

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