LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Captain’s log: December 25, 2008.
Paramount Pictures has set a Christmas Day 2008 release date for the 11th “Star Trek” feature, to be filmed by “Mission: Impossible III” director J.J. Abrams. Shooting will begin in the fall, Paramount said Tuesday.
The screenplay, from “M:I 3” scribes Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, is said to follow James T. Kirk and Mr. Spock during their Starfleet Academy years and into their first space mission.
The previous film in the series, the 2002 box office bomb, “Star Trek: Nemesis,” was directed by Stuart Baird, and starred Patrick Stewart.