'Attack the Block' Director is Paramount's Top Choice for 'Star Trek 3'
by Ethan Anderton
November 3, 2013
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.