Where No Trek Has Gone Before

The [new Star Trek movie has a budget of $150 million](http://www.darkhorizons.com/news07/071012a.php).

As Dark Horizons points out, this means it will need to make twice as much money as the most succesful Trek film to date in order to start making any profit at all. Or, put another way, about eight times what [the last movie made](http://boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=startrek10.htm). This in turn suggests that hard core Star Trek fans will not be happy with the result – what they want to see doesn’t make enough money.

(Of course, the fact that [JJ Abrams](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JJ_Abrams) – *Alias*, *Felicity*, *Lost*, *MI:3*, *Armageddon* – is directing is enough of a giveaway that it’ll suck for me).