RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES Director Rupert Wyatt Is The Actual STAR TREK 3 Frontrunner?

RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES Director Rupert Wyatt Is The Actual STAR TREK 3 Frontrunner?

Is Rise of the Planet of the Apes director Rupert Wyatt the actual frontrunner for Star Trek 3 despite reports that G.I. Joe: Retaliation director Jon M. Chu is the top choice?


Collider via Cinematallica, reports that director Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) is the actual frontrunner for the Star Trek 3 directing gig, despite an earlier report from Latino Review that G.I. Joe: Retaliation director Jon M. Chu is Paramount's top choice. Steven Weintraub of Collider corroborates the report from Cinematallica that Wyatt is indeed the frontrunner. This new report also comes on the heels of Jon M. Chu's reps informing the Huffington Post that the director has had no discussions with anyone from Bad Robot or Paramount about Star Trek. Of course, when it comes to Abrams and co., denials mean absolutely nothing.

On January 25, 2013, The Walt Disney Studios and Lucasfilm officially announced that J.J. Abrams would direct Star Wars: Episode VII. The announcement led many fans to assume that Abrams would not be returning for the third entry in the Star Trek reboot franchise. Abrams is confirmed, at the very least, to be a producer on Star Trek 3, with no official word yet on whether he'll be back to direct. Star Wars: Episode VII is currently set for release in summer 2015 with principal photography set to commence in early 2014 in the UK.
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