It's official - J.J. Abrams will direct Star Trek XI for Paramount Pictures; he previously announced he'll be producing and writing the script.

The film revolves around a young James T. Kirk and Mr. Spock, says The Hollywood Reporter. It chronicles their first meeting at Starfleet Academy and their first space mission.

Star Trek XI has not set a cast yet; the release has been set at November 26, 2008.