Still have June 29, 2012 marked on your calendar? You might still be able to watch a Paramount film then — but it’s getting increasingly clear that the new Trek film might suffer a delay of as much as a year.
Deadline reported yesterday that J.J. Abrams has just returned from his holiday and has begun working with Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman and Damon Lindelof on the script for Star Trek XII. He hasn’t yet formally committed to directing the film, but according to Deadline, he’s inching ever closer to making that decision. There seems to be no possible way for him to get the film ready in less than a year, so the studio is now apparently considering moving the release date to either late 2012 or the summer of 2013.