JJ Abrams will direct Star Trek 2

The original director returns for the sequel

It’s finally official – JJ Abrams has signed on to make the sequel to his 2009 Star Trek reboot. The original film’s screenwriters Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci are returning with producer Damon Lindelof. It’s still untitled but hopefully this move signifies a step closer to a solid script.

“I care too much that it be good than it be ready,” Abrams told SciFiNow, “We’re obviously doing everything we can to make sure that the schedules don’t get screwed up, but I don’t think anyone wants a move on time that’s not worth your time.”

Not much is known about the sequel’s voyage but Roberto Orci told the LA Times they were looking forward to steering the starship in a totally different direction. “Whereas the last movie was all about breaking free from Star Trek and its canon, now that we can do whatever we want,” he says, “we still want it to feel like good ol’ Star Trek even though it’s a new story.”

Star Trek 2 is set for a summer 2012 release.