Abrams, who directed the first Star Trek, is currently busy filming his secret project Super 8. The script for the second Star Trek movie will reportedly be finished by Christmas and the studio is eager to begin production.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Viacom COO Tom Dooley declared that he would like to have Abrams return for the sequel. He also revealed that a decision on Star Trek 2's director can be expected soon.
Dooley announced that a screenplay for a G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra sequel is in the process of being written. In addition, Dooley confirmed that Jack Bender will direct the Jack Ryan franchise reboot that features Chris Pine in the title role previously played by Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford and Ben Affleck.
Star Trek 2 has a release date of June 29, 2012.