Just say a story saying it was green lighted and pre-production already started. It seems no one had told either Pine or Quinto as they were surprised when seeing the announcement.
I've heard that rumor as well. I think Tarantino is out, and Chris Hemsworth is out. But they are trying to get the main movie cast back. Sans Yelchin, sadly. Will they have an original idea or simply remake an episode? When Tarantino was being bandied about it seemed he wanted to base his script either on "City on the Edge of Forever" or "A Piece of the Action."