“Vacation officially over. Ready to boldly go.”
We’re not sure what Lost and Star Trek producer Damon Lindelof had for breakfast, but his Twitter feed has revealed today that he’s ready to get to work on Star Trek 2. As you know from previous reports, writers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci have been at work on the story, which will eventually become a movie that will hit theaters on June 29, 2012.
As for the story, mum’s the word at this point. Though the screenwriting team did admit to TrekMovie last week at the Saturn awards that they’ve got something in mind. They also have a “front runner” for the sequel’s villain, who will be a much bigger part of the second film. Though as they explain, the second movie will be “about how does the team now that they are on their journey, live together as a family, so that is still a big engine of the narrative.”
“I am incredibly relieved to have him full time now,” said Kurtzman of Lindelof, speaking to the fact that Lost is now over and Lindelof’s vacation is done. Lindelof served as producer on the first film and was instrumental in the creation of a story that — in some ways unexpectedly — wowed even the most skeptical Trek loyalists. The continuation of the franchise should be met with open arms, to say the least.
Now if only Mr. Lindelof would embrace the true nature of Twitter and tell us what he had for breakfast, we’d be able to break it down and see how his choices fit into the future of the Star Trek franchise.