‘Star Trek 2’ release date confirmed

And the sci-fi sequel will boldly go into 3D

Star Trek 2 has been confirmed for release on May 13, 2013.

JJ Abrams sequel to his reboot of the spacefaring saga has finally been given a release. And Paramount have also confirmed that the film will also be shot in 3D.

The studio honed in on the date after Sony moved Roland Emmerich’s blockbuster Singularity off it, according to Deadline.

Filming is due to begin in January, now that Abrams has committed to directing once again, and the script as been written by Alex Kurtzman, Robert Orci and Damon Lindelof. The movie does not yet have a title, and plot details have not been announced, although there has been speculation that Benicio Del Toro had been approached to play the film’s main villain.

Lindelof has tweeted: “You have boldly waited this long… We shall do our best to make it worth that wait.”

The principal cast are all expected to return for the sequel, including Chris Pine as Kirk and Zachary Quinto as Spock.