Work starts on new Star Trek Movie sequel

Despite not hitting the big screen until May, Paramount Pictures is so confident the new Star Trek movie will be a success they’ve started work on a sequel.

Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman and Damon Lindelof will pen the screenplay, and J.J. Abrams will produce according to Variety. Abrams hasn’t been locked in to direct yet.

“Obviously we discussed ideas, but we are waiting to see how audiences respond next month,” Alex Kurtzman said. “With a franchise rebirth, the first movie has to be about origin. But with a second, you have the opportunity to explore incredibly exciting things. We’ll be ambitious about what we’ll do.”

The script is planned to be finished by Christmas with the movie to released in the northern summer of 2011.