Like our friends over at First Showing, this little snippet of news/info kind of slipped past us over the Christmas break, but we thought it was worth sharing with you: In an interview with MTV last week, actress Zoe Saldana spoke about the movies she has upcoming in 2010, and one of the movies highlighted in its own segment was “A Star Trek Sequel.”

It was a kind of off-the-cuff remark when Saldana let loose the info that she believes that the Star Trek sequel (Star Trek 2?) will go into pre-production around this time next year. Here’s the quote from MTV by Saldana herself:

“I spoke to J.J. and Bryan Burk, his producing partner at Bad Robot, and they are still in the middle of building the script with Alex Kurtzman and Bob Orci, and we’ll probably be going into pre-production around this time next year.”

So basically that sounds like complete speculation on Saldana’s part, but what the heck, we’re hungry for news on the sequel, right?


Zoe Saldana as Uhura

The last we posted about what Star Trek screenwriters Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci are thinking of doing with the sequel and where they were in the ideas/writing stages, they said they were brainstorming and were going to get together soon to start putting things together. They discussed how they can get back into the the world that they’ve “modernized” i.e. where are the characters now? And hinted at the fact they’ll be starting to think about who the foe is this time around.

We asked Mr. Orci where things are currently and whether Zoe is on the mark with her pre-production comment. He told us that “until there’s a script… all bets are off” and that they’re currently into the story breaking process. They have not yet put pen to paper (so to speak) but that should change very shortly into the new year.

So there you have it. Sounds like IF a script is completed without too much delay Saldana might be right, but at this point it’s too early to tell.

Sources: MTV (thanks to FirstShowing)