When J.J. Abrams's Star Trek reboot came out in 2009 we were skeptical that it would turn into a perennial franchise. We figured that the sprawling cast of established stars and up-and-comers would lead to scheduling fiascoes that would result in either interminable delays or immediate recastings. What we didn't expect was that the problem would come from J.J. Abrams turning into a perfectionist.
Rope of Silicon reports that Abrams, who has yet to even officially confirm that he's directing Star Trek 2, isn't concerning himself with release dates. Although Star Trek 2 has for years been tentatively scheduled for release on June 29th, 2012, recent reports have revealed that the script is still in the outline phase, prompting rumors that the film would be pushed back until Christmas 2012 instead. Although Abrams confirmed to Rope of Silicon that Star Trek 2 is "the next thing we're working on," he was decidedly vague about when the hell that will actually be.
"I care much more that it be good than it be ready. I'm, obviously doing everything I can to make sure that schedules don't get screwed up. But I don't think anyone wants a movie on time that's not worth your time," Abrams stated.
Fair enough, but we do actually want the movie, J.J. No pressure or nothin', but geez...
Crave Online will be back with more Star Trek 2 news when it's ready, whether or not it's good.