The 'Trek' to a Sequel Gets One Step Closer

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J.J. Abrams is a man who knows what he wants, and right now, that's a killer script for "Star Trek 2" (among other things).

Still riding high off the success of this summer's blockbuster, "Super 8," the moviemaker extraordinaire has finally formally committed to directing the much-anticipated sequel to 2009's "Star Trek."

Originally slated to hit theaters July 29, 2012, "Star Trek 2" still lingers somewhat frozen in space—forcing the powers-that-be to reevaluate the battle plan.

As reported by Indie Wire, back in May, scribe Roberto Orci admitted that development on the script and story had halted while everyone waited for Abrams to give his thoughts. As Orci explained, “Just been waiting for JJ to be free to really decide if he likes the story and hear his suggestions before we finish the script. Once he says go, we’ll have it in no time."

In other words, don't blame the writer.

As of now, J.J. is expected to sit down with the writers and have everything prepped for a January 2012 start date in hopes of hitting a late 2012 (which we bet will turn into summer 2013) release. In the meantime, the "G.I. Joe" sequel, coined "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" will slide into that open July 29 spot.

We can almost hear the battle cry now.