It’s still got just over a month to go until release, but Star Trek is already set to be sequel-ised, with screenwriters Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman and Damon Lindelof set to write a script.

Storyline-wise, the threesome are waiting to see what the fan reaction to the first film is before getting too specific. Said Kurtzman, “Obviously we discussed ideas, but we are waiting to see how audiences respond next month. With a franchise rebirth, the first movie has to be about origin. But with a second, you have the opportunity to explore incredibly exciting things. We’ll be ambitious about what we’ll do.”

The trio have recently been working together on Cowboys Vs Aliens (not to be confused with this week’s ace Monsters Vs Aliens), although Orci and Kurtzman have worked as a duo for years and wrote this Star Trek script without Lindelof. The latter, however, co-created Lost with director JJ Abrams, so it’s fair to say he’s got some sci-fi pedigree too.

Abrams will be producing the sequel, but hasn’t yet confirmed whether he will step back into the director’s chair. The hope is, however, that the screenwriters can finish this script by Christmas, for a summer 2011 release.

Unsure about whether this is a good idea or not? Watch the trailer again and rejoice. After all, if this is this generation’s Star Trek: The Motion Picture, imagine how good its Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan could be.

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