While Abrams has mentioned the sequel to the 2009 stellar reboot starring Chris Pine in interviews, nothing was official. Previously, the director has commented that Star Trek 2 will see the crew "what they do now that they are a family."
Now, NYMag.com's Vulture confirms Abrams on as director, and reports that pre-production is underway and that the script will be done by the end of the month. In addition, look for shooting on Star Trek 2 to begin this winter.
Stay tuned to Cosmic Book News as more on Star Trek 2 becomes available.