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New York, NY (February 23, 2009) - Pocket Books Vice President and Deputy Publisher Anthony Ziccardi has announced that Pocket will publish the official novelization to the new STAR TREK movie being released by Paramount Pictures on May 8, 2009.

From director/producer J.J. Abrams ("Mission: Impossible III," "Lost" and "Alias"), producer Damon Lindelof  ("Lost") and screenwriters and executive producers Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman ("TRANSFORMERS," "MI: III") comes a new vision of the greatest space adventure of all time, STAR TREK, featuring a young, new crew venturing boldly where no one has gone before.

The STAR TREK movie, featuring a cast that includes Zachary Quinto, Chris Pine, Zoë Saldana, John Cho and Eric Bana, will be novelized by acclaimed author Alan Dean Foster and published as a trade paperback on May 12, 2009.  Pocket Books Executive Editor Margaret Clark will edit the paperback, which was licensed from CBS Consumer Products.

Alan Dean Foster's work to date includes excursions into hard science fiction, fantasy, horror, detective, western, historical and contemporary fiction. He has also written numerous non-fiction articles on film, science and scuba diving, as well as produced the novel versions of many films, including such well-known productions as "Star Wars," the first three "Alien" films, "Alien Nation" and "The Chronicles of Riddick."

Pocket Books has a long history with the STAR TREK franchise, publishing a novelization for every single movie dating back to the first film in December 1979.

Paramount Pictures and Spyglass Entertainment Present a Bad Robot Production STAR TREK starring John Cho, Ben Cross, Bruce Greenwood, Simon Pegg, Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Winona Ryder, Zoë Saldana, Karl Urban, Anton Yelchin, Eric Bana and Leonard Nimoy.  The film is directed by J.J. Abrams ("Mission Impossible III," "Lost," "Alias"), written by Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman ("MI: III," "Transformers").  Based upon STAR TREK created by Gene Roddenberry.  The film is produced by J.J. Abrams and Damon Lindelof. The executive producers are Bryan Burk, Jeffrey Chernov, Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman.  The director of photography is Dan Mindel, ASC.   The production designer is Scott Chambliss.  The film is edited by Maryann Brandon, A.C.E. and Mary Jo Markey, A.C.E.   The costume designer is Michael Kaplan.  The visual effects & animation are by Industrial Light and Magic.  The music is by Michael Giacchino.   This film has not yet been rated.

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