TrekWeb reports that in the latest issue of Star Trek Magazine, Star Trek XI producer/director J.J. Abrams reveals that "James T. Kirk appears in the movie". The upcoming film is tentatively titled Star Trek.

This is the first time that Abrams or anyone from the production has officially disclosed any plot detail about the film. Rumors have been flying around for some time that the film would feature younger versions of Kirk and Spock.

"The respect we all have for Star Trek canon - and for a brand-new audience - is massive." Abrams told the magazine "The script is done. We're now starting pre-prep, and we can't wait to start shooting! Many more details to follow!"

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Star Trek is scheduled to be released on Christmas day, 2008.