'Attack the Block' Director is Paramount's Top Choice for 'Star Trek 3'

November 3, 2013

Joe Cornish

Over the summer, word from Zachary Quinto was that J.J. Abrams still wanted to direct Star Trek 3 and production would likely being in 2014. Well, the actor who plays Spock was right about one thing: production is indeed hoped to begin in the summer of 2014, but it won't be Abrams at the helm since he's still quite busy trying to get Star Wars: Episode VII on track. Now Deadline confirms an early rumor as Attack the Block helmer Joe Cornish is at the top of Paramount Pictures' list to direct the third film in the rebooted sci-fi franchise. That's probably one of the best decisions the studio could make now. More below!

Attack the Block has been praised by sci-fi and horror fans alike, and a decent audience has found the film despite not being a big blockbuster. Plus, Cornish has already been involved in the tentpole game since he was one of the writers on The Adventures of Tintin and he also co-wrote the forthcoming Phase Three Marvel title Ant-Man with director Edgar Wright. This will be a big jump from the low budget sci-fi Cornish directed as his debut, but that film still showed he could handle special effects and craft a great story since he also wrote the script. Maybe he can improve the franchise where Abrams and Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci have faltered in the eyes of longtime Star Trek fans.

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  • Reznik
    So no lens flares?
    • cobrazombie
      They're in his contract.
  • OfficialJab
    I like JJ, but I'm of the opinion that sequels should get new directors, assuming they're not meant to be a set like Rings. Helps to give them each a different feel. (also ST '09 wasn't a reboot it's a sequel) (yes I have no friends)
    • cobrazombie
      Definitely. It's getting really boring having the same directors on every big franchise movie these days. And I am not a fan of JJ as a director.
    • Dominic
      It's can't be a sequel if it's aping the same story ( albeit in a different way ) Definitely a reboot ; Tho I'm hating reboots now , as unnecessary and a way to rip off the younger generation. Who could prob enjoy the original just as much . Minus 2013 Special EFX .
      • OfficialJab
        I don't agree about the sequel/reboot designation, but I know from the past that you and I have trouble agreeing sometimes! I will stipulate that it's kinda both.
        • Dominic
          ahh Compromise is a wonderful thing ...
  • Nathan Williams
    Wicked. He would do such a good job.
  • si1ver
    Whoooooop Whooop that's the sound of the Beast!!!
  • Dan Hibiki
    Allow it
  • Craige Marshall
    a far cry from the adam and joe show!!! a big fan of mr. cornish and think he could do great things with this.
  • I will take a lens flare any day over the mindless endless mbay explosions!




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