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Geek buzz flying around the Internet suggests that "Star Trek" could be one of the summer's biggest movies.

Director J.J. Abrams' reinvention of the cult sci-fi franchise doesn't open across the world until May 7 and 8, but early reviews after London's Monday premiere are excellent.

The hype building around the 11th "Star Trek" film suggests that it could turn into a movie event to rival last year's Batman movie, "The Dark Knight," and introduce "Star Trek" to a legion of new fans.

Hot director Abrams, the creative talent behind TV series "Lost" and last year's much-hyped homage to Japanese monster movies, "Cloverfield," is the man given the unenviable task of re-working the franchise for the next generation -- without alienating its loyal fanbase. iReport.com: Chicago couple travels to world premiere

The 43 year old director says he went back to the beginning to look for inspiration for the latest installment. Are you excited about the new "Star Trek" movie or is it all a bunch of hype? Tell us below in the SoundOff box Read full article »

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