Posted by:
Matt McGloin

Star Trek 2 (2012) Pushed Ahead


picOriginally, Chris Pine was supposed to helm a new "Jack Ryan" franchise of movies before returning to Star Trek 2.

Deadline now reports that Paramount Pictures is going ahead with Star Trek 2, instead of the Ryan-based movies - due to issues with the script.

They note, Paramount is green lighting Star Trek 2, even though director J.J. Abrams is not officially onboard (beam 'im up already, Scotty!). However, Abrams has already mentioned details about ST2 on camera, so his involvement is most likely.

Abrams is finishing up the sci-fi thriller Super 8 with Steven Spielberg and after, will probably be on Star Trek 2, which is scheduled to begin shooting this Fall and aiming for a June 29, 2012 release.