It's official, Star Trek sequel delayed with no release date announced yet. GI Joe sequel to take it's place.
It's looking more like it won't happen, but I'm being cynical. The writers are super spread out with so many projects, and JJ Abrams isn't bowing to pressure to move ahead. I keep hearing one of Rex Buchmann's posts, in reference to the writers.
So maybe 2013, I may not care by then.
According to Lindelof, Abrams just got back from vacation and has basically locked himself in a room with the other three writers in order to get the script finished. Looks like he's probably gonna be directing, too, given the level of intensity I'm getting from all this:
There was a 90-page "scriptment" for Star Trek XII
, but it wasn't necessarily 100% where Abrams wanted it to be, so now that Super 8
's in the can, all they're focusing on is getting the screenplay polished to within an inch of its life, and working with Scott Chambliss and ILM on designing the sets and VFX to come. The opening sequence they're hinting at for the film sounds awesome.
Also (and I don't have the link right at hand), Orci just hinted that the lead villain might be female.