According to Variety, J.J. Abrams (director of Mission: Impossible 3) is at the helm of the next Star Trek movie. The movie is to be another prequel, this time dealing with the first mission of James T. Kirk and Mr. Spock. Damen Lindelof and Bryan Burk, producers of Lost, will also be working on the project.

I find it hard to believe they could do any worse than Berman and Braga… is this the new life for Star Trek that the article claims, or just an attempt to cash in on the prequel success of the Star Wars movies?