Deadline reports that Paramount has scheduled J.J Abrams widely anticipated STAR TREK sequel for a May 17th 2013 release date. The move comes after Sony delayed Roland Emmerich’s next film SINGULARITY from the May 17th slot to fall 2013. It has also been announced that J.J Abrams will shoot the film in 3D.
The original cast and writers of the first film are returning for one of the most anticipated sequels of the next five years. J.J Abrams and Paramount still have no title for the sequel. Recently it was also reported that Oscar-winning actor Benicio Del Toro is primed to star in the sequel as the film’s villain.
STAR TREK was the perfect example of what a reboot/remake/re-imagining (or whatever new term Hollywood comes up in justifying their infatuation with re-doing classics or established franchises rather than embarking on new projects) should esteem to be. The film not only stayed faithful to the fan base but also made it accessible to the non-fans to broaden its (new) fan base.