Star Trek 2
writers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci have offered an update on their slowly developing intergalactic sequel, and have revealed the story has finally been broken.
“Which is very exciting,” Kurtzman tells Hero Complex . “I think one of the weird challenges that we’re facing on this one is that in many ways, with the first movie, I don’t think people knew what to expect. So when we were in the writing process, Bob and I really spent our time going to things that we loved about Trek and it was a very unfiltered process.
“It felt intimate and small… [ With the sequel ] we need to find our way back to the same kind of vibe that we had when we wrote the first one: What do we want to see here? What moved us about Trek ? Where can we go from where we left off?”
Unlike a lot of recent properties, the writers don’t seem to be setting Star Trek up as a potential trilogy, but an ongoing series of films. Much like the original Trek canon.
“I don’t know that we’ve ever thought of it in terms of a trilogy,” says Orci. “I’m not sure we’re thinking of it as a second act. I can’t speak for everybody on that, though.”
Orci also adds that they have been trawling through past episodes of the TV series (he doesn’t say which one, though we hope it’s not Deep Space Nine ) for inspiration.
“We’re looking at a lot of the old episodes for inspiration, still,” he says. “Whereas the last movie was all about breaking free from Star Trek and its canon, now that we can do whatever we want, we still want it to feel like good ol’ Star Trek even though it’s a new story.”