It was initially revealed that Star Trek 2 would be released in July of next year before it was then announced that the movie would be delayed due to script writing issues. Now Star Trek director J.J. Abrams has admitted that the script is still not finished, delaying the movie even further.
Abrams explained, "I just want to make sure that we're putting the story and the characters, the cast and the crew, and most importantly the audience, first, before we start talking about exactly which locations we're going to be shooting at and what the wardrobe and visual effects budgets are.”
J.J. continued, "Once you say, 'We're ready to go, but we don't have a finished script yet', or, 'I'm directing the thing and here's the release date, but we don't have a finished script', what starts to happen is that you're suddenly in production on a movie where you're thinking, 'Oh my God, we weren't really ready!'" So with the script still incomplete and no confirmed director, it looks like Star Trek 2 could be as far away as 2013.