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There's no sequel on this earth I'm anticipating more right now than Star Trek 2-- and yes, I include The Dark Knight Rises and whatever James Cameron is up to next in that list. J.J. Abrams' 2009 film was pop culture heaven for me, and just like the original franchise that spawned it, seemed to create infinite possibilities for more adventures from the Starship Enterprise crew.
And yet, no matter how much I wish for it, the Star Trek sequel we've been promised seems no closer to actually existing than it was a year ago. Despite a promise last month that there would be a finished script by the end of December, we heard another rumor that it wasn't close to being finished, and wouldn't show up until 2011. Now J.J. Abrams is confirming our worst fears; talking to HollyScoop.com (via Trek Movie), Abrams said the script doesn't even exist yet:
We don’t have a script yet and it is being worked out so it is too early to talk about what it might be, because it hasn’t happened yet.
With screenwriters Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Damon Lindelof all working on their separate projects it's no surprise to hear there's been little Trek progress-- but that doesn't mean it's not frustrating. If we all start pretending we don't care about this anymore, will they stop feeling the pressure and finally make this sucker happen?