J.J. Abrams Makes Simon Pegg Cry, Confirms Running Time For ‘Star Trek’

The veil of intense secrecy surrounding J.J. Abrams “Star Trek” reboot may finally get lifted this November, according to TrekMovie.com. But there’s something you can take to the bank right now, Abrams told MTV News – “Star Trek” isn’t going to follow in the footsteps of “The Dark Knight” and “Watchmen.”

Alright, about two-thirds of the footsteps.

“It will be a two-hour movie,” Abrams said of the film’s running time. “I’m sick of these two hours and forty-five minute movies. Seriously, it’s like I don’t have enough time to stay two hours and forty-five minutes. I’m exhausted just saying that twice. I can’t stand it.”

(You know what else exhausts Abrams? His ongoing fight with William Shatner. He clears all the confusion and offers up a final statement from J.J. Abrams to William Shatner on the MTV Movies homepage.)

As for what we’ll see come November, it’ll almost certainly be a trailer or teaser – perhaps photos of the cast in their spanking new uniforms. Whatever it is will no doubt cause us to view the reboot in a new light. But will it make us cry? No, no it will not – because we aren’t wusses like Simon Pegg.

“I showed Simon Pegg [footage] when we were at Comic-Con. I showed him this little trailer thing and it was my favorite thing ever,” Abrams said of a meeting with the man who would be Scotty. “He literally started weeping. It was ridiculous. He was sitting there, I mean he must have been plastered. Because he was looking at my iPhone [crying].”

(For more on “Trek,” check out the full exclusive interview with “Star Trek” director J.J. Abrams.)

What do you think of “Treks” running time? Is it better to be shorter, or do you enjoy all the long fantasy epics these days? And what in the footage WOULD make you weep, “Trek” fans? Sound off below.