The highly-anticipated sequel to J. J. Abrams’ 2009 hit STAR TREK is slated to begin pre-production in January 2011, according to a TrekMovie.com interview with producer Bryan Burk. Though actor Bruce Greenwood (Enterprise Captain Christopher Pike) had originally told Hollywood.com that the film would begin shooting as early as January, it turns out he was misinformed. According to Burk, shooting will begin in late spring / early summer 2011. We still haven’t seen any confirmation that Greenwood will even be a part of the still-untitled project, which everyone is affectionately referring to as STAR TREK 2.
What we do know about STAR TREK 2 is that director J. J. Abrams will be returning, along with the main cast members: Chris Pine as Captain Kirk, Zachary Quinto as Spock, Zoe Saldana as Lt. Uhura, and so on. Also, Damon Lindelof is said to be working on the script with Alex Kurtzman and Robert Orci.
The STAR TREK sequel is set to hit theaters on June 29, 2012.