J.J. Abrams Helming Next 'Star Trek' Movie
The film - which as yet doesn't have a name or a cast - will be released in 2008. It's hoped that Abrams - who is best know for cult shows, Alias and Lost, and the up-coming Tom Cruise blockbuster, Mission Impossible 3 - will be able to reverse the sci-fi franchise's ailing fortunes.
His film will come 6 years after the last movie in the series flopped at the box office. Star Trek: Nemesis took just $43 million in the US.
Meanwhile, the most recent TV incarnation - Star Trek: Enterprise, which starred Quantum Leap actor Scott Bakula - was pulled last year after four seasons due to poor viewing figures.
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