Even though the J.J. Abrams reboot hasn’t hit theaters yet, Paramount Pictures is already on track with the movie sequel.  The company has hired Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman, and Damon Lindelof to write the script.  It looks like Abrams is on board to at least produce the sequel, although there is no word yet if he will direct the picture too.

“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,” said Lindelof, co-creator with Abrams of ABC’s “Lost” who produced the upcoming “Trek” but did not contribute to Orci and Kurtzman’s screenplay. “But we’re so excited about the first one that we wanted to proceed.”

If the script can get turned in by Christmas, expect to see a summer 2011 release.

via Variety

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