Regardless of how this film is going to get made, Abrams is the first to publicly announce his non-involvement (please do not get me started on the Disney Machine).
Add Abrams and his Trekkie predilections to a growing list of decliners including Brad Bird (Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol) Steven Spielberg and Quentin Tarantino. I can only imagine what a Star Wars-obsessed Tarantino would have done with episodes seven, eight and nine. It certainly would have been epic, especially since Tarantino is the headmaster of the Spaghetti Western School of Film-making . You lose, Hollywood. You lose.
As I don’t exactly have high hopes for this film, Michael Arndt (Little Miss Sunshine) is one of my favorite directors so I guess we will have to wait and see.
Live long and prosper, J.J. Good for you for playing the Trekkie card.
Check out Ardnt talking about the writing process behind Little Miss Sunshine:
And if you’re a Trekkie who needs a date, sign up here: http://www.trekkiedating.com/ No, I am not kidding.