From cnn.com and various news sources:
Report: 'Star Trek' set for '08 revival - Variety: J.J. Abrams to take the helm.
This appears to be the real deal, straight from the pages of Variety.
And of course, as with all things Star Trek, there are already people going on about "continuity." This guy Eckert, for instance, from an article on eonline.com.
They wanted to talk to me because I wrote the web-based (and unofficial, non-Paramount approved) Star Trek Annotated Timeline. According to the hit counter, I'm getting about a hit per minute.
Not a bad deal.