Star Trek XI Update
Since the story is written by Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci (credit given to them for Mission Impossible :III), I reckon this latest installment will not be a dissapointment. In MI3, these 2 were teamed up with Abrams and for Trek XI, are the movie's executive producers.
From what I know, this movie will centre around the beginning of the United Federation of Planets and probably the inception of Starfleet. It's supposed to be a "reimaging" of the franchise as opposed to a prequel. The focus will be the crossing of paths of James T. Kirk (supposed to be played by Matt Damon) and Spock, probably two young cadets in the academy. I don't know if the USS Enterprise have been built (or may be in spacedock amidst her shakedown cruise) in this time frame, but hopefully, Kirk's Kobayashi Maru simulation is featured in this movie.
Undoubtedly, this film will give new perspective on the classic storyline and the begginings of the famous 5-year mission of the galant crew of NCC-1701.
Live long and prosper.