Saturday, February 24, 2007
JJ Abrams To Direct Next "Star Trek" Movie
Abrams (creator of "Lost" and "Alias," both promising shows that went deeply off the rails) was always attached to making "Star Trek XI" happen. But only late Friday night, according to the Hollywood Reporter, did he fully commit to directing. Good. Why be involved if you're not going to direct? Here's hoping the discipline and time constraints of a feature film will bring out the best in Abrams. Given the pilots for "Alias" and "Lost" (both gems), there's every reason to think he'll succeed. The story will show Kirk and Spock meeting at Starfleet Academy and then going on their first mission. Fascinating.