J.J. Abrams to direct 'Star Trek XI'

Feb. 24, 2007 at 4:48 PM

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- J.J. Abrams is now officially director of the next of the "Star Trek" films, "Star Trek XI," The Hollywood Reporter said Saturday.

Abrams also has been working as a writer and producer of the science fiction film, which revolves around a young James T. Kirk and Mr. Spock, through his Paramount-based Bad Robot Production Company. The film will tell the story of Kirk and Spock's first meeting at Starfleet Academy and their first space mission.

Abrams committed to directing the film Friday evening when the deal was finalized, said the Reporter.

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