Originally scheduled to hit theaters on June 29, 2012, J.J. Abrams‘ Star Trek 2 had to eventually movie off that date as the script was not yet ready and Abrams wasn’t willing to attach himself to the project until it looked like there was a legitimate project to attach himself to. Well, things have fallen into place and Abrams along with Damon Lindelhof, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci have a script in place and Deadline reports the film will hit theaters on May 17, 2013 and will be made in 3D.
The May 17, 2013 date was previously locked in for Roland Emmerich’s Singularity, but that film was delayed as the script underwent some revisions and will now arrive in theaters on November 1, 2013.
As far as what direction Star Trek 2 will go as far as the story is concerned is unknown, though it was recently rumored Abrams was looking at Benicio Del Toro as his favorite to play the film’s villain. Other than that, the entire cast from the original is expected to return including Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Anton Yelchin, John Cho, Simon Pegg and Karl Urban.
In other release date news, FilmDistrict has set a November 2, 2012 release for the long delayed Red Dawn remake. That film, which stars Chris Hemsworth, Josh Peck, Adrianne Palicki, Josh Hutcherson, Isabel Lucas and Jeffrey Dean Morgan, was shot in 2009 and originally supposed to be released in 2010 though problems at MGM caused it to never be released.
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