The net is abuzz with rumors that the next Star Trek movie has been greenlighted. JJ Abrams, the creator of Lost is involved in some way – at least as producer and potentially as director. At least Variety claims he’s on board as director and that the story (being written by Abrans and writers from MI3) will focus on a young James T Kirk and Spock as they join the Star Fleet Academy. Rumors flew that Matt Damon has been asked to act as Kirk and that Abrams asked for and received blessings from William Shatner for Damon’s to take over playing the character that has so far only been played by Shatner.
However, Empire Online has news from Abrams himself stating that he’s not the director, that it’s not a story of a young crew, and that Damon isn’t involved.
I suppose we’ll all just have to hold on and wait to hear more and hopefully official news.