I picked this up off of IMDB.com’s studio briefing. A little bit of news for all you crazy Star Trek fans out there:
The hopes of millions of aging Trekkies that their revered movie/TV franchise would be revived got a boost today (Friday) when Daily Variety reported that Paramount has signed
J.J. Abrams(Mission Impossible III) to produce and direct an 11th Star Trek feature. The trade paper said that the screenplay, to be written by MI3‘s Alex Kurtzmanand Roberto Orci,
will concern the first meeting of James Kirk and Mr. Spock at the
Starfleet Academy and their first mission. In effect, it revives a
project called Star Trek: Beginnings that produced a script by Erik Jendresen. It was unclear what, if any, role longtime Star Trek executive producer Rick Berman would play in the new project.
Interesting stuff if you are a trekkie. I have never really been able to get into Star Trek due to my persuasion of wanting to be able to attract girls, but from the primarily mainstream sampling I have had I have always enjoyed it. Another factor to ponder is the fact that they have not made a big Star Trek film in a while, so the technological advances just in the realm of digital cinema could make for a great opportunity for filmmakers to polish up the old dog. At least with J.J. Abrams signed on, that is all we can hope.
Only time will tell. Until then, live long and prosper.
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