Abrams: Next Up Is Trek

Now that Super 8 is ready to debut, J.J. Abrams has turned his attention to Star Trek 2.

“The next thing we’re working on,” said Abrams, “and hopefully we’ll be able to pass information out sooner or later, is the next Star Trek.”

As has been reported, the proposed summer 2012 release date might not be set in stone. “We’re working really hard to get that movie made as soon as possible,” said Abrams, “but we don’t want to rush anything.

“The worst thing we could possible do would be to put something into production to make a release date instead of a great movie.

“I care much more that it be good than it be ready. I’m, obviously doing everything I can to make sure that schedules don’t get screwed up. But I don’t think anyone wants a movie on time that’s not worth your time.”

Will Star Trek 2 be released in 3D? “I’m not yet considering it,” said Abrams, “but you know, I haven’t gotten any phone call from people in suits. I know what’s good for me.”

Abrams spoke about his latest project, Super 8, which releases this Friday, saying that there is a Star Trek “Easter egg” item of interest in the film. “Leonard Nimoy is in the movie somewhere if you can find him,” he said.

The video, in which Abrams discusses both Super 8 and Star Trek 2, is located here.

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