We won’t get to see it until next May, but Star Trek screenwriters Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman are saying that J.J. Abrams’ franchise reimagineering is almost completed. This is how Orci is describing it.
“Fans can expect to see that the people who made this movie knew their Star Trek, and if they’ve been a fan of Star Trek, they’re going to see things that pay off for them in a way that will not pay off for a general audience. A general audience is going to see a totally different movie. A general audience is going to see a movie of how these historic characters met and how they all came together. If you’re a fan, it’s a re-introduction to Star Trek, and if you’re not, it’s an introduction. And the idea of sort of doing two movies in one is tricky, because you don’t want to somehow dilute it, but again, since this is not a story that’s ever been covered in the Trek canon, in terms of the film or the series, it’s an old and a new story.”