J.J. Abrams stopped dragging his space boots recently and signed on to direct the sequel to Star Trek .
So where is it already?
Well, co-writer Roberto Orci says pre-production is now underway.
“The cast is excited. We have a director. We’ve started scouting locations. The second time around the crew is already together from the start, so we can jump right into the adventure,” he told the official Star Trek website.
Orci has also been busy working on some new Star Trek comics with writer Mike Johnson that will tie in with the movie sequel.
“The first few issues of the series are adaptations of The Original Series episodes, as the ‘new’ crew encounters some of the same threats the original crew did, but with differences that reflect things like Kirk being a younger captain and Spock losing his homeworld. As we get closer to the next movie, the stories will begin to foreshadow the events of the movie, such as possibly introducing new characters we will see on screen… pun very much intended,” Johnson teased.