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Trouble Between JJ and Paramount Rumor Debunked [UPDATED] February 1, 2007

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Rumor,Star Trek (2009 film) , trackback

There is a disturbing rumor going around that there has been some falling out between JJ Abrams and Paramount regarding Star Trek XI, and that JJ Abrams may no longer be involved in the project. heard this rumor earlier today, then Latino Review ran a story on it and some other sites followed. After looking into it, multiple sources close to the production tell TrekMovie the rumor is not true. In addition JJ Abrams has personally debunked the rumor as ‘false’ via a Blackberry message to Harry Knowles of AICN. UPDATE: IGN also say it is BS

…so thats that.


1. Jim G. - February 1, 2007

Harry over at Ain’t it Cool News says JJ Abrams told him in a message the rumor is false when he pointed out to him the Latino Review article.

2. Brian - February 1, 2007

Harry Knowles just debunked this rumor with one short and sweet quote from JJ.

3. Admiraldeem - February 1, 2007

Doggone it. I was really hoping this was true….leading to the triumphant return of Rick Berman.

I heard that. Who said, “Phasers on liquify?”

4. Joel - February 1, 2007

IGN also debunked the rumor. Thank you for posting as well. I’m sure message boards will be ablaze before fans find out the truth.

Also, your site is great and I can’t wait until production gets rolling. I’m sure your updates will be spectacular.

5. Xplodin' Nacelle - February 1, 2007

Last I heard, Harve Bennett wants in on the project. After all, they are using some of his ideas. That’s the holdup on announcing any of the details.

6. Anthony Pascale - February 1, 2007

I have updated the article with the IGN thing…i have now talked to multiple people around the production who confirm it is total BS.

it is like the old adage, a lie goes around the world before the truth has time to put its pants on

to 5
RE: Bennett
no not on project, no not using his ideas, no not holdup on announcing details

7. Adam Cohen - February 1, 2007

Internet rumors. Fascinating.

8. andoriano - February 1, 2007

lo que no se porque una web como trekmovie se hace eco de este tipo de rumores, yo alucino.

es mejor ni publicarlos.:( :(

9. Jon - February 1, 2007

Oh,What a relief (just a rumor).Now JJ can go forward with his big Star Trek musical

10. Anthony Pascale - February 1, 2007


to answer your question, when we first heard the rumor we looked into it and werent going to report it until confirmed. However once other sites reported the rumor it became news so we reported what we had learned. Lots of folks come to this site to see whats up and if there is a rumor out there we always look into it, just like when we debunked the Tom Cruise rumor. Plus the peopl close to the movie and Abrams wanted to be sure we (and other sites) got the truth out there to counter the false stories. If we reported nothing after the rumor comes out, some might believe the rumor

¿por qué usted no escribe en inglés?

11. Smitty - February 1, 2007

Come on it’s rumors posted on the internet, it must be true!!



12. Adam Cohen - February 1, 2007

What’s curious about the rumor is the timing, that’s why people were apt to believe it. But I’m of the school of thought that until they start actually shooting the movie, I’m not assuming anything whatsoever.

13. Still Kirok - February 1, 2007

Stranger things have happened. The way Paramount has handled this franchise over the last decade plus has been so bad that the idea of a really good Trek movie is shocking. That’s why these news reports seem too good to be true.

14. Lukas - February 2, 2007

Funny how it’s going to be 12 years between excellent Trek movies…….

15. SithMenace - February 2, 2007

I want Abrams’ Trek NOW.

16. Picardsucks - February 2, 2007

For the love of humanity I’m only 30 and believe I experienced a coronary when I read this yesterday. Paramount better not F us.

17. Michael Appleton - February 2, 2007

At first I believed the rumour because maybe Paramount was jittery about Abrams bonehead notion to have old Kirk meet young Kirk. Funny how even a brilliant film-maker like Abrams can have a brainfart once in a while. How are we supposed to suspend disbelief and bond with the new Kirk if the Shat (in his hammy fashion) is mugging for the camera in the very same scene? If anyone but Abrams had pitched this idea he would have been laughed out of the room! That premise is asking WAY too much of any audience, be they either fanatic or general audience. A GREAT script should take precedent over any notion of seeing Shatner one more time!

18. Trevok - February 4, 2007

Okay, JJ you’ve had your fun spreading that rumor, time to get back to work getting the script written.
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