J.J. Abrams has made a deal with Paramount Pictures to write, produce and direct the 11th Star Trek film.

Variety reports the flick will center on the early days of seminal Star Trek characters James T. Kirk and Mr. Spock, including their first meeting at Starfleet Academy and first outer space mission.

The idea of bringing the Star Trek franchise back comes less than a year after UPN pulled the plug on Star Trek: Enterprise because of poor ratings following a four-season run and four years after Star Trek: Nemesis turned in the worst performance of the 10 films with $43 million domestic.

A 2008 release is scheduled for the new Star Trek film.