The new Star Trek reboot is a hit! So what if it doesn’t come out for a month and a half? Paramount is already planning for the future by commissioning a sequel to be written by a trio with some genre pedigree and a good familiarity with the franchise.
As Matt reported on the front page, according to the beautifully-last-named writer at Variety.com, the writers who worked on the first are now working on the second: Robert Orci, (Transformers, Star Trek, and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen), Alex Kurtzman (ditto), and they’re joined by some dude named Damon Lindeloff (some weird island TV show).
They’re also getting Producer credits on the sequel, giving me even less of an idea of what “Producer” actually means in Hollywood.
The three writers said they’re waiting for “fan reaction” to decide what direction to take the franchise, which could either be a really good move or a completely moronic one. Either way, it’s clear that Paramount hasn’t given up on Star Trek at all yet, and in fact want it brought back to prominence for the next generation.