J.J. Abrams On “Star Trek 3” Plans

Filmmaker J.J. Abrams seems to have finally come to terms with stepping aside from helming the next film in the rebooted “Star Trek” franchise.

Asked about rumors that “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” director Rupert Wyatt would take on the job of director on the film, Abrams tells Hitfix:

“He’s incredibly talented and we’d be lucky to have someone as talented as Rupert. But there are things we’re focusing on right now before the director, which is just sort of the fundamentals of where the story is gonna go.”

Abrams will still be involved as producer, but won’t give away early story details just yet:

“I plan to be involved in the story, and producing the film. I feel very blessed to be involved at all. This film ends with the beginning of the five-year mission, so we would be following that. it’s too early to be discussing details, but there are some really exciting ideas about what comes next.”