Trek is a bit like the X-Men and MCU situation. CBS owns the TV franchise, Paramount owns the movie franchise.
Hell, I’d rather have had Tarantino put in charge rather than Abrams in the first place. Abrams has no love for the franchise. He was a hack hired gun who wanted to do a Star Wars film all along, and he bolted as soon as he got his chance.
Tarantino loves Star Trek. Remember Crimson Tide and its Star Trek references? He did a pass on that screenplay. And I guarantee you he wouldn’t have given us the sucky lukewarm Khan remake that was Into Darkness.