Paramount announces 12th instalment in ‘Star Trek’ franchise

March 31st, 2009 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS  

London, March 31 (IANS) Hollywood producers Paramount Pictures have announced another new “Star Trek” movie - a month before the latest and eleventh sci-fi installment hits the screens.
The highly-anticipated film is the first new venture in the franchise since 2002’s “Star Trek: Nemesis’ and is due for a global release May 8.

Contactmusic.com reports that officials at Paramount are so confident the picture will be a hit that they have commissioned on a script for a follow-up hiring a team of screenwriters including Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman and Damon Lindelof.

“There’s obviously a lot of hubris involved in signing on to write a sequel of a movie that hasn’t even come out yet. But we’re so excited about the first one that we wanted to proceed,” said Lindelof.

Serial TV drama “Lost” creator J.J. Abrams, who has directed the latest film, has also signed on to produce the next movie.

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