May the rumors end…Paramount is expected to finally announce Star Trek XI with J.J. Abrams directing and his cohorts Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman writing the script, and a targeted release of Christmas 2008. Various other bits are pending studio approval of the script – no word on if the plot of the script will be revealed yet, so those rumors may yet fester…quick! Call the Shat and see if he’s in again! Update: Trek Today says it’s official, although I couldn’t find an actual press release. And the casting rumors are still running wild.