ATTACK THE BLOCK Director Joe Cornish Eyed to Helm STAR TREK 3; Summer 2014 Shoot Planned

     November 2, 2013

star-trek-3-joe-cornish-slice

While we certainly haven’t been short on news regarding the very busy schedule J.J. Abrams has in front of him with regards to Star Wars: Episode VII, the filmmaker has also been juggling producing duties on the next installment of Star Trek at the same time.  Abrams’ Episode VII schedule prevents him from directing Star Trek 3, but he’s staying involved with the franchise as the producer of the Into Darkness follow-up, and now it appears that Abrams and his team are zeroing in on who will take over as the director of the Trek franchise.  The exciting contender for the job is Attack the Block helmer Joe Cornish.  Hit the jump for more.

star-trek-3-sequel-joe-cornishThere has been no shortage of rumors with regards to the director’s chair of Star Trek 3 over the last few months, as both Jon M. Chu (G.I. Joe: Retaliation) and Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) have been mentioned in connection with the gig.  Wyatt felt the most likely possibility, and Abrams went so far as to unofficially endorse the filmmaker for the job, but the Apes director recently committed to directing The Gambler remake at Paramount with Mark Wahlberg set to star, seemingly complicating his schedule.

So who is actually close to landing the gig?  Deadline reports that Paramount and Skydance Productions are very keen on Joe Cornish directing Star Trek 3, which would be a major opportunity for the Attack the Block helmer.  Cornish made his directorial debut with the well-received 2011 sci-fi film and has collaborated with filmmaker Edgar Wright on the scripts for The Adventures of Tintin and Ant-Man, so he certainly seems well prepared to step up into the big leagues.  Cornish showed an excellent eye for action and character with Attack the Block, and I feel like he’s a really solid choice to take the helm of the Trek franchise.

There’s no official deal just yet, but Deadline notes that Paramount is readying Star Trek 3 to start filming in summer 2014, which would mean a late 2015 or 2016 release is possible (the latter is more likely).  If the studio is indeed making moves to start production next year, expect to hear more word on Trek 3 in the coming months.

What do you think dear readers?  Is Cornish a solid choice to take over the Star Trek franchise while Abrams busies himself with lightsabers and whatnot?  Who would be your dream pick to helm Star Trek 3?  Sound off in the comments below.

joe-cornish-star-trek-3

Around The Web

Latest News

Amy Schumer to Co-Write, Star in Mother-Daughter Comedy for Fox

Paul Feig will produce the new feature, which is described as an action-comedy in the vein of 'The Heat'.

First ARMS & THE DUDES Pictures Reveal a Very Serious Miles Teller and Jonah Hill

The duo star in the real-life crime drama for 'The Hangover' and 'Due Date' director Todd Phillips.

Thursday TV Ratings: Red Nose Day Launches Soft, WAYWARD PINES Makes Gains

The night was dark and full of reruns, but it allowed for Fox's 'Wayward Pines' to make some gains as the only new scripted series on broadcast.

New CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR Set Photos Reveal Paul Rudd, Robert Downey Jr.

Half the MCU has assembled in Atlanta.

NOW YOU SEE ME 3 Heads into Development; Lionsgate Sees Magical Franchise

The studio wants to see more tricks.

New FANTASTIC FOUR Footage Breaks Down the Heroes’ Superpowers

The TV spot goes into incredible powers like invisibility, super-strength, and buying movie tickets.

A VERY MURRAY CHRISTMAS Trailer Features a Sad, Antlered Bill Murray

Sofia Coppola directed the Netflix special, which will also star George Clooney, Amy Poehler, Chris Rock, Maya Rudolph, Jason Schwartzman, and more.

Brad Bird Talks TOMORROWLAND, Why He Passed on STAR WARS, THE INCREDIBLES 2 and More

He also talks about potential plans for Blu-ray and theatrical re-releases for 'The Iron Giant'.

Ethan Hawke Talks GOOD KILL, Working at Burger King and More

He also reveals one very important thing director Andrew Niccol learned to do since they made 'Gattaca' together.

First MACBETH Clips Show a Highly Stylized War and Coronation

Justin Kurzel’s adaptation takes place in 11th century Scotland and stars Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard.

Page 1 of 3,96012345...102030...Last »