As reported earlier, there is a Star Trek XI in the works, target release date, 2008. And the rumors are already flying.
Like this one: Who is rumored to be up to play young Captain James T. Kirk? Yes, it's the guy in the mugshot. [Source]
Now, as I had stated before, I'm a little iffy on the premise for the plotline, but I'm willing to watch the movie with an open mind. Apparently I'm not that open-mined.
In other Star Trek-related news, J.J. Abrams has been chosen as the producer and co-writer for the up-and-coming Star Trek movie. He's done Lost, Alias, Felicity and co-wrote Missions Impossible: III, so here's hoping that he may do a bang up job to save the franchise.
However, Abrams and company will have a huge uphill battle. The die-hard fans only want to see William Shatner, Patrick Stewart et al. It will be a hard job trying to sell the movie to the die-hard fans as well as those who are not fans of the show. The non-fans will want to see a good movie, and hopefully Abrams can deliver.
But please, no Ben.