Abrams Hearts "Star Trek XI" Script

by | March 15, 2007 | Comments

It’s been a lean few years for "Star Trek" fans, which is probably a big part of why the rumor mill is already in such high gear about "Star Trek XI," which won’t show up in theaters until some time next year. As IGN Movies notes, the movie has already been described as "the most expensive, action-packed ‘Trek’ film to date" — but that description came from the guys writing the script, so, you know, grain of salt and everything.

For what it’s worth, though, director J.J. Abrams — speaking to reporters from the Cinequest Film Festival — is in mad, passionate love with the script:

"I can say that when the script came in, it was so well written, it was so emotional, it was fun, and big and I found myself unable to not direct it…I couldn’t give it up. I think it’s going to be great. If in my gut I felt there was nothing else to offer, I wouldn’t do it. It’s not a business decision, I would rather take no money and do something inspiring. I hope it ends up being both a really cool, original, emotional ride and comes from something that we’re familiar with."

The film, originally rumored to be a look at the Starfleet Academy days of the Enterprise’s crew, now looks to be more of a reimagining of the original series.

Source: IGN Movies