Sunday, January 15, 2012

Production on J.J. Abrams' 'Star Trek' Sequel Has Started

J.J. Abrams on the set of his 2009 film Star Trek

Paramount Pictures logo. (PRNewsFoto)
Set phasers for 'Finally'.  (Ha!  See what I did there?)

Paramount Pictures announced that production on the sequel to J.J. Abrams' hit Star Trek has begun.  This time around Benedict Cumberbatch, Alice Eve and Peter Weller have joined the cast.  So far, J.J. has not said anything regarding the plot or who the villain will be.

Well, I'm sold.

Take the jump to read the press release.

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Paramount Pictures announced that principal photography has commenced in Los Angeles, CA on the sequel to STAR TREK from director J.J. Abrams. The film will be released on May 17, 2013 in 3D. The 2009 re-launch of the "Star Trek" franchise by Abrams was met with critical acclaim and a worldwide gross of over $385 million at the box office.

Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions present a Bad Robot Production of a J.J. Abrams Film. Returning to their posts on the Enterprise are John Cho, Bruce Greenwood, Simon Pegg, Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, and Anton Yelchin. They are joined by new cast members Benedict Cumberbatch, Alice Eve and Peter Weller.

Based upon "Star Trek" created by Gene Roddenberry, the film is produced by J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk, Damon Lindelof, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci. The script was written by Alex Kurtzman & Robert Orci & Damon Lindelof.

Jeffrey Chernov, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Paul Schwake are the executive producers. The director of photography is Dan Mindel, ASC, BSC. The production designer is Scott Chambliss. The film is edited by Maryann Brandon, A.C.E. and Mary Jo Markey, A.C.E. The costume designer is Michael Kaplan. The music is by Michael Giacchino. 

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Source: Paramount Pictures/PR Newswire

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