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Will the STAR TREK sequel be delayed?

The Hollywood Reporter has the story that Steve Zaillian, who penned the script for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, is negotiating with Paramount to rewrite Jack Ryan, the prequel to all of the Tom Clancy novels (The Hunt for Red October, The Sum of All Fears, Patriot Games, etc.).

Set to star Chris Pine as Ryan, the flick was originally going to shoot in March. But with the rewrite, things are being pushed back a bit. This may affect the sequel to J. J. Abrams’ Star Trek. But not by much.

Add to that the fact that Trek writers and “Fringe” producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci are shopping around their Ender’s Game script by Gavin Hood (X-Men: Origins), and it seems everyone is going to be quite busy for a while.

And then there’s the question of whether or not Abrams will return to direct the next Trek. Orci has even tried to get Steven Spielberg to help convince Abrams to do it, but J. J. is most likely going to do what he did last time and wait until the script is done.

This raises the question: why is it that the same handful of guys are doing everything in Hollywood anymore?


[More at TrekMovie]

[More at THR]


Jason P. Hunt

Jason P. Hunt (founder/EIC) is the author of the sci-fi novella "The Hero At the End Of His Rope". His short film "Species Felis Dominarus" was a finalist in the Sci Fi Channel's 2007 Exposure competition.

One thought on “Will the STAR TREK sequel be delayed?

  • LOL. It’s true, it seems that Orci + Kurtzman are everywhere these days. Considering their success with FRINGE + STAR TREK, I don’t think that’s a bad thing… yet. There is something to be said for over saturation.

    Chris Pine to me = awesome-ness. I loved all the Tom Clancy / Jack Ryan films… yes, even when it was Ben Affleck, and to hear of another one with a newcomer like Pine is great news.

    I hope though that the franchise becomes more successful to the point that it IS a franchise consistent with one actor portraying the role of Jack Ryan. The most daunting thing during any of the aforementioned films was getting used to the lead character all over again, with the new actor during the course of the film.


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