A couple weeks ago, we got the joyous news that Roberto Orci would not be directing Star Trek 3. Although Edgar Wright‘s name was floated as a possible replacement, five other choices have emerged with Rise of the Planet of the Apes director Rupert Wyatt as the frontrunner. Paramount is apparently high on Wyatt for the gig, and he’s met with the studio. But Deadline reports there are four other directors who might be steering the Starship Enterprise to its new destination.
Hit the jump for more on Paramount’s candidates for their Star Trek 3 director. Paramount is aiming to release the film in 2016, which would mark the series 50th anniversary. [Update: One of the directors has taken himself out of the running. More after the jump.]