Roberto Orci gave an update regarding the progress of Star Trek 2, due out next year.
As reported by TrekMovie.com, those working on the Trek sequel have completed an outline and are waiting to see if J.J. Abrams signs on as director.
The main news is that the script for Star Trek 2 is not yet complete. “Just been waiting for J.J. to be free to really decide if he likes the story and hear his suggestions before we finish the script,” said Orci. “Once he says go, we’ll have it in no time.”
They’ll have it in “no time” because although a script is not finished, a lengthy outline has been written. “Meanwhile,” said Orci, “our outline is detailed enough (70+pages!) to do some prep.”
Although Abrams is not yet officially on board, he is still providing input to the Trek writers. “In the meetings we’ve had with J.J.,” said Orci, “he’s already given us amazing input and ideas and that’s been while he’s up to his eyeballs in Super 8.”
Meanwhile, Empire Online is reporting that Zoë Saldana is ready to go and she has two wishes for Star Trek 2. “I can tell you what I’d like to see happen,” she said, “[which is] for Spock and Uhura to really hook up. Or to get to do whatever physical activities. Kick some butt, some Romulan butt.”