Joe Cornish No Longer In The STAR TREK 3 Director Mix

Although he was never actually "officially" on board anyway, all signs pointed to the Attack The Block director taking over from J.J. Abrams on the third Star Trek flick. Now, according to Variety at least, that's not gonna happen. Read on for more.

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By Mark "RorMachine" Cassidy - 12/9/2013


In their report on new writers J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay replacing Alex Kurtzman on Star Trek 3 script duties, Variety also reveal that Joe Cornish is no longer in line to direct. Cornish was never officially announced as taking over from J.J. Abrams on the sci-fi threequel, but various reliable sources had him pegged as the man Paramount and Skydance were lining up for the gig - with Abrams himself expressing his admiration for the director, and stating that although he didn't know what project Cornish was looking at next, he "hoped it would be Star Trek". No other directors have been mentioned in connection with the movie yet, but there were said to be numerous contenders back when Cornish was rumored so hopefully Abrams (who will still produce) and Paramount have someone else in mind.
Source: Variety
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MexicanChinman - 12/9/2013, 11:03 AM
They should get Rupert Wyatt, who directed Rise of the Planet of the Apes, to direct Star Trek 3.

SuperCat - 12/9/2013, 11:13 AM
Shame. "Attack the Block" was pretty damn good considering the budget.
Reasonnnn - 12/9/2013, 11:14 AM
Gore Verbinski. The first Pirates film still holds up and I [frick]ing loved Rango
IM53 - 12/9/2013, 11:17 AM
Into Darkness was shit. Skeptical about this film.
cipher - 12/9/2013, 11:17 AM
My head hurts. I should probably just dunk my f*cking noggin' in the ice-cold water again.
PsychoManiacJacky - 12/9/2013, 11:18 AM
Something about this sounds really corny....

It just had to be said.
Morbius - 12/9/2013, 11:18 AM
Well he is a good director I wonder why he is no longer in the running??? O well get Rupert Wyatt.
IM53 - 12/9/2013, 11:19 AM
I'd still want Pine for Nova
GrootTerMight - 12/9/2013, 11:28 AM
He's a great writer and Attack the Block was amazing. He's kind of the perfect guy for Marvel. He's a writer who can direct. Maybe when he's done with Ant Man he might get his own Marvel movie.
Nick56 - 12/9/2013, 11:30 AM
Rupert Wyatt should direct
mattattack - 12/9/2013, 11:31 AM
DUNCAN
JONES
TheRealistStarLord - 12/9/2013, 11:38 AM
Get people like Michael Rymer who directed and produced Battlestar Galactica, or Brad Anderson who directed The Machinist and the new sci-fi TV show, Almost Human, which J.J Abrams producing.
Smitty1102 - 12/9/2013, 11:39 AM
Brad Bird would be a very good choice. Worked with JJ before on Mission Impossible, so why not here?
niceguyeddie - 12/9/2013, 11:49 AM
Good. Have him come do a Marvel movie or maybe run the Luke Cage or Iron Fist netflix show
Interestein - 12/9/2013, 12:01 PM
Duncan Jones would be awesome!
RetroFit - 12/9/2013, 12:44 PM
I'm done with this franchise. I can't take another second of Zachary Quinto and his pursed lips. Seriously, he looks like he's taking a selfie in the bathroom mirror all the time!







ISeeStupidPeople - 12/9/2013, 12:58 PM
Good. Attack the Block was [frick]ing stupid.
grifdeadpoolteabag - 12/9/2013, 1:19 PM
Is Nicholas Meyer available?
pintoman - 12/9/2013, 1:37 PM
Would you direct a film if Orci was producing or writing?
JorL5150 - 12/9/2013, 4:00 PM
TRUDY is no longer in the "ever getting laid by a hot woman" mix.

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