JJ Abrams has revealed he has not made a decision about directing the Star Trek sequel.
The filmmaker, who helmed the 2008 remake starring Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana and Zachary Quinto, said he is hesitating because he has yet to read the script.
"I guess [it's] the idea of not wanting to choose to direct a film for which I've not read a script - it's a tough decision to make without seeing any pages," he told Collider.
He added: "That's not to say that I don't have all the faith in the world in the spectacular writers. Damon Lindelof, Bob Orci and Alex Kurtzman are awesome. My hope is that they'll write the script, it will be great and we can make a fun, exciting sequel to Star Trek."
Zoe, who is rumoured to return as Nyota Uhura, has already said she is waiting to hear news on forthcoming developments.
Chris and Zachary are also tipped to reprise their roles as Captain Kirk and Mr Spock respectively in the sequel, which is expected to be released in 2012.