The cast and crew of Star Trek sure do trust director J.J. Abrams.
They start shooting the much-anticipated sequel to his reboot of the sci-fi franchise next month, but...
No one has read the script yet!
It's not like they don't want to.
"I'm sure before we finish shooting, I'll see one," John Cho laughed the other night at the Children's Defense Fund-California's Beat the Odds Awards at the Beverly Hills Hotel. "Maybe we'll get a clue tonight. I'd be curious to know whether I'm in it. That'd be the greatest gift bag of all time."
"That's a good question," Yelchin said when asked what fans should expect in the follow-up. "Your guess is good as mine."
Abrams admitted to me that he was never obligated to direct the sequel. "I was always hoping to, but until I read the script it was hard to be able to say definitely," he said. "So it was great to read it and get that feeling that you hope to get when you read a script."
Where the heck is said script? "It's out there somewhere," he smiled. "I'm sure there's one in a safe somewhere."