Last Friday Variety reported that “Alias” and “Lost” creator J.J. Abrams was taking on the world of “Star Trek” as writer, director and producer of the 11th film in the franchise, but in an interview with Empire Magazine Abrams corrected some mistakes in the report. Gasp! Variety made a mistake?
In the interview Abrams told Empire, “The whole thing was reported entirely without our cooperation… People learned that I was producing a Star Trek film, that I had an option to direct it, they hear rumours of what the thing was going to be and ran with a story that is not entirely accurate.”
Hmmmmm… Guess what, that’s not all.
Apparently the idea that it would be a prequel of sorts, exploring the youthful escapades of Kirk and Spock seem to be untrue as well. Abrams went on to say that fans should not be surprised if his take on the series does indeed take place around the era of Kirk and co, or if some of the established characters do make a reappearance. “Those characters are so spectacular. I just think thatâ€¦ you know, they could live again,” he said.
This is no surprise, although it is odd that Variety would run such a rumor filled story without confirming any of the details. Most likely more will come of this story as Abrams makes the publicity rounds for Mission: Impossible 3, which opens in theaters everywhere on May 5.