Paramount Pictures has pushed its “Star Trek” sequel back nearly a year, from June 2012 to May 17, 2013, the studio announced Wednesday.
Paramount announced the new date on Wednesday, but it actually removed “Star Trek” from its June 29, 2012, slot several months ago, when it put “G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation” into the spot.
Directed, written and produced by J. J. Abrams, the sequel will be in 3D and star Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Anton Yelchin and Zoe Saldana as Capt. Kirk, Spock, Chekov and Uhura — the parts they played in the 2009 hit “Star Trek.”
The new movie remains untitled.
May 17 is a coveted date, just before Memorial Day. Sony recently removed Roland Emmerich’s sci-fi “Singularity” from the date, making it all the more attractive for Paramount.
Alex Kurtzman, Damon Lindelof and Roberto Orci also are writing and producing. Bryan Burk is producing.
The 2009 “Star Trek” also opened in May and grossed $257.7 million domestically and $127.9 million internationally. It had a budget estimated at $150 million.
By Joshua L. Weinstein at TheWrap
Wed Nov 23, 2011 12:29pm EST