Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman said earlier this week that J.J. Abrams (Lost) will be directing Star Trek XI.

"We're revitalizing it in a new and interesting way," he said.

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The studio plans to bring the film to theaters in 2008 or 2009.

Lost creative team, Damon Lindelof and Bryan Burk are teaming with Abrams to write the project.