"Star Trek" the Sequel Already in the Works! 


The upcoming "Star Trek" movie will not invade theaters until May 8 but Paramount is so sure it'll be a hit that they asked a team of screenwriters to begin working on the sequel!

Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman (who wrote the upcoming "Star Trek" film), along with Damon Lindelof have been commissioned for the follow-up.

Director JJ Abrams is also returning, but for now, just to produce. No word yet on whether he'll helm the sequel.

Lindelof tells Variety, "There's obviously a lot of hubris involved in signing on to write a sequel of a movie that hasn't even come out yet. But we're so excited about the first one that we wanted to proceed."

As for the plot? The writers want to take a cue from you, movie buffs. The team wants to hear your fan reactions when the new film opens in May.

Kurtzman adds, "Obviously we discussed ideas, but we are waiting to see how audiences respond next month," he 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."

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