‘Star Trek’ Bumped to Summer ’09 Release
Paramount Studios has shuffled the release dates for several of its films now that the writers strike is over, including J.J. Abrams’ much anticipated Star Trek.
Star Trek was originally scheduled to hit theaters this year on Dec. 25, but will now be released on May 9, 2009.
While many of the films being rescheduled have been moved due to stalled scripts or other issues related to the strike, Paramount has stated that the situation with Star Trek is actually quite different.
"’Star Trek’ is moving to summer because its has so much boxoffice potential," Par spokesman Michael Vollman said. "It does not need any script tweaks. They’re two-thirds of the way through shooting, and we would have delivered a great movie at Christmas."
The Hollywood Reporter has details on the Star Trek move, as well as other Paramount films likely to be rescheduled.