For anxious fans waiting for news of Star Trek XII, a small bit of news gives hope about the film being completed on time as well as the hope that J.J. Abrams will return to direct.
“I’m told the hope is to start production on the Ryan film sometime in January,” said Deadline‘s Mike Fleming. “J.J. Abrams is busy finishing and will be promoting Super 8, but then he’s expected to be back at the helm of the Star Trek sequel, which has Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Damon Lindelof finishing the screenplay. That film has a June 29, 2012 release date. Pine would then move right into Jack Ryan.”