Star Trek XI

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JJ to Direct?

Director J.J. Abrams has confirmed that the script for Star Trek XI has been completed, that it will concern Capt. Kirk and Spock as very young men, that shooting will begin this year, and that the movie is targeted for release in 2008.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Abrams said that the story will satisfy even non-Trekkers. "On the one hand, for people who love Star Trek, the fix that they will get will be really satisfying,'' he told the magazine. ''For people who've never seen it or know it vaguely, I think they will enjoy it equally, because the movie does not require you to know anything about Star Trek.

I would actually prefer [that] people don't know the series, because I feel like they will come to it with an open mind."

Release Date Notes: This movie was officially announced early in 2007 for a 2008 release, although there have been some rumors that it may be bounced back a year to 2009.

Distributor: Paramount Pictures

Cast: None announced yet.

Filming: Production is tentatively expected to start sometime in 2007.