It is reported that 'Heroes' star Zachary Quinto is being lined up to play Mr Spock in 'Lost' creator JJ Abrams' eagerly-awaited new 'Star Trek' movie.

E! Online reports that Quinto, who plays Sylar in 'Heroes', is close to being confirmed for the role.

The new 'Star Trek' film is due to be released in December 2008.

Quinto also played Adam Kaufman in the third series of '24'.