During press promotions for the upcoming “Starter for Ten”, Scottish hunk James McAvoy was asked by IESB about rumours he would be playing Scotty in the upcoming J.J. Abrams-planned remake/restart of the “Star Trek” film franchise:
Have you been approached and would you do it?: I couldn’t possibly comment.
So you have been approached?: Not in so many words.
So you would do it if you were approached?: I don’t know to tell you the truth, I’m a Star Trek geek, fan, fanatic, so, anything about it could make me cry. But I’m not going to, I’m saving that for the talent show
Where confusion lies is that Abrams has NEVER been officially attached to direct as such, rather its a given everyone’s been operating under since it was announced he would be writing and producing. Paramount and Abrams have never said on the record that he will direct.