As J.J. Abrams has already been positive to helm "Star Trek XI", the only thing that matters now on the project is surely none other than the cast lineup and concerning this, IGN Movies has delightfully provided interesting tidbits that the Trekkers should really cherish on.
The site has learned that three Hollywood's household names of Matt Damon, Adrien Brody, and Gary Sinise are all in talks with Paramount Pictures, where the project is developed, to fill in the key roles in the picture with Damon's talks said to be further along than the rest.
Damon, who recently starred in Oscar-winning feature "The Departed", is claimed to be in negotiations for the role of Captain James T. Kirk while Brody and Sinise for those of Kirk's Vulcan first officer Mr. Spock and the ornery, politically incorrect ship's physician Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy, respectively.
In addition, IGN has also heard that "Lost" star Daniel Dae Kim is being considered for the role of Enterprise helmsman Lt. Sulu and Scottish actor James McAvoy for that of chief engineer Montgomery "Scotty" Scott. However, the site was careful to note that Kim's possible casting is at a far earlier stage than that of the aforementioned three.