Abrams: First Draft of 'Star Trek XI' Is Finished

By Michelle
January 10, 2007 - 10:37 PM

"I can't wait to do this," J.J. Abrams said of producing the upcoming eleventh Star Trek feature film, though he continued to refuse to discuss any plot details despite hints from William Shatner and others that the storyline will very likely center on a young Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock.

Abrams told Entertainment Weekly that a draft of the script is complete, though he refused to predict when Star Trek XI would reach theatres.

"On the one hand, for people who love Star Trek, the fix that they will get will be really satisfying," Abrams promised longtime fans. ''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." Abrams said he actually preferred audiences new to the franchise, "because I feel like they will come to it with an open mind."

Abrams is working with several producers and crew from his series Lost on the film, which is being written by Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman (though EW had the latter's name wrong). Abrams did not discuss whether he planned to direct the film, saying only, "It is an absolute thrill to work on this project. We really are still like, 'How the hell are we able to do this?'"

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