Karl Urban, who played Dr. McCoy in the previous Trek film revealed in a recent interview with Collider, that they’re nearing a start date for filming on the sequel. He says, “I’m hearing that it’s going to be September or November this year.”
Paramount was pressuring Abrams as the studio wanted him to start shooting in September. But wait a minute, what about the script?
As far as I know, there is no script. Anton Yelchin has revealed he hadn’t seen even a hint of the script. Though Roberto Orci has released some hints of what they are working on, meaning the script might be there but needs to be finished.
Hopefully a September start date will give them enough time to finish.