I think I would be correct in saying that Star Trek has officially been ‘rebooted’, and apart from the DVD release fans are also looking forward to the sequel. Writers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman recently spoke to SCI FI Wire and said that they’re already thinking about the sequel, and they know their dilemma: whether to come up with an original story or go back into Trek lore to retell a story that’s been dealt with before.
“I think the major lesson we learned is that fans were willing to accept differences and surprises, provided that they were somehow echoes or inspired by canon,” Orci said in an exclusive interview earlier this month. He added: “We still have to be true to Star Trek the next time around, but we’ve also been blessed with being able to be unpredictable. And that doesn’t mean we can just be shocking for no good reason and just throw everything away. … It still has to echo everything that Star Trek has been.”
At this point, the writers don’t have a story or even a premise. “We have agreed to write another one,” Orci said. “We’re going to start thinking about it any second now. But we’re still just having a mental sorbet before we jump back in. And, you know, just seeing all the reactions to the movie. We want to make sure we take it all in and really figure out what worked and what didn’t and proceed from there. But now that we have … an open canvas, … anything can happen.”
You can read the whole interview by clicking here!
I am not a Trekkie so have no idea where they could go next time round. However, with the same writers and director i’m sure it will be in good hands.