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J.J. Abrams will direct "Star Trek"
By Karl Schneider
February 24, 2007
Star Trek XI Poster
According to the Hollywood Reporter, J.J. Abrams has told the studio that he will take the directors chair for the upcoming relaunch of the Star Trek
The film, currently titled Star Trek XI
, will be a prequel to the original TV series and will chronicle the first meeting of a young James T. Kirk and Mr. Spock at Starfleet
Academy and their first space mission.
There had been speculation from various online sources that Abrams would not direct the film, but it seems that rumor has been put to rest. KJ's
Take: Nice! I was worried there for a second.