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Star Trek XI back on again; J.J. Abrams to run it

by on Apr.21, 2006, under Movies

J.J. Abrams, who created the hit series Lost and also took over the production of Mission: Impossible III, will apparently take over another franchise (original Variety article – requires subscription) – the on-an-off Star Trek XI movie. He’s set to co-write, produce and direct, with an aim at a 2008 release. It will reportedly be based on the often-rumored “Starfleet Academy” concept, following Kirk and Spock when they first meet and their first mission. UPDATE 4/24: Rick Berman he has nothing to do with this one – perhaps to the rejoicing of Trekkers everywhere…



3 Comments for this entry

  • Anonymous Coward

    Hrmm….

    Obviously Shatner and Nimoy are a bit old for this, but the actors are rather strongly tied to those characters… What on Earth would they do for actors?

    • an0maly33

      Re:Hrmm….

      CG, duh. =)

      who needs real actors when you can have ILM fabricate them?

    • Anonymous Coward

      Re:Hrmm….

      For the LOVE OF GOD no more PREQUALS!!

      There all idiots and need to be stopped.