As we’ve seen over and over again, with big blockbusters (Indian Jones comes to mind for some reason), sometimes hype is enough. It’s enough to break box office records, it’s enough to get a horrible movie released and it’s enough to green-light a sequel to a film before the original has even been released. I mean, they did it with Twilight, and we saw how that one came out.
Paramount has just announced that the amazing writing trio Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman and Damon Lindelof have been hired to write the screenplay for Star Trek sequel before the “new” one has even been released..
Lindeolf recently said about the upcoming screenplay:
“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.”
Although it may seem like they’re jumping the gun, Kurtzman says that the writing team is not just jumping on the hype, but thinking things through:
“Obviously we discussed ideas, but we are waiting to see how audiences respond next month,” he said. “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 hypothetical screenplay will be written for a 2011 summer release. Now all we have to do is wait until May 8th to see the first one.
What do you think? Sound like a good idea?