According to Policymic on Jan. 26, 2013, it reported that J.J. Abrams may not direct "Star Trek 3" because he'll be busy with "Star Wars 7" and its future. The news that broke the internet about Abrams directing "Star Wars 7" raised big concern with the "Star Trek" fans. In an interview with Paramount Vice Chairman Rob Moore, the worrying among 'Star Trek' fans seems to be justified.
When Moore was asked about Abrams' role in the third "Star Trek" film, it was stated that he would be involved in its production, but direction would not be likely.
“J.J. will continue to develop projects for us including a new Mission: Impossible, and he is committed to produce another Star Trek,” Moore said.
Though, this probably won't mean the end of the "Star Trek" franchise, because there are a few other prospective directors that could step up in Abrams place. Damon Lindelof, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, all award winning writers that had paired up with Abrams already, could find themselves taking "Star Trek" forward.
Another cause for concern would be Disney making a big mistake of linking both of the franchises together. Disney executives might figure if Abram does well in both, that it'd behoove them to combine them as one. Others might think this is a poor move because the story lines are completely different. As the old saying goes, "What's that got to do with the price of tea in China?"
J.J. Abrams and other future projects
Other future projects by Abrams will be "Mission Impossible 5" and two T.V. shows that include a Warner Bros. TV/Bad Robot-produced project that goes by no name, but it the plot does entail a futuristic cop and sidekick scenario. Basically, in Abrams' future, LAPD cops are all paired up with artificial life forms as partners. The show is to be aired on FOX.
The other project is called "Believe" will be aired on NBC. The plot of this story involves a young girl with supernatural powers that will come to pass in seven years and a prisoner that was set free in order to protect her.