‘Star Trek’ has a new release date!

The still untitled Star Trek 2 may not have a name yet, but at least it has a release date. Deadline reports that Paramount has officially set it’s Star Trek sequel phasers on May 17, 2013. The date opened up after Sony pulled Roland Emmerich’s Singularity from May 17th, 2013, to Nov 1, 2013.

Writer/director J.J. Abrams’ of the 2009 Star Trek revamp will return as director. The movie is being co-written by Abrams with Lost‘s Damon Lindelof and Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci (Kurtzman and Orci wrote the revamp).

The main cast from the reboot, including Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto and Zoe Saldana, are all returning. Benicio Del Toro is rumored to be the villain but nothing has been confirmed.

And also, Star Trek 2 will be filmed in 3D. Not sure how that will effect the lens flare that was so prominent in the 2009 film.