We also recommend this great write-up on Wikipedia, which dives into all of the behind-the-scenes machinations for casting the movie (why Shatner isn't in it...why Nimoy is) as well as how the individual actors came up with their portrayals and tried to honor but not imitate the originals from the TV series.
There is a little tidbit that Winona Ryder will be playing the young Spock's Earth mother Amanda. Well done, I hope that's true!
Here's a great quote, attributed to Gene Roddenberry, before he died:
Gene [Roddenberry] said in an interview just before he died in August 1991; somebody had asked him, 'What's going to become of Star Trek in the future?' And he said that he hoped that some day some bright young thing would come along and do it again, bigger and better than he had ever done it. And he wished them well.