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Joe Cornish no longer in the mix for Star Trek 3

December 10th, 2013 by Shane Michael Comments


We’ve had quite a few tidbits in relation to the third film in the Star Trek reboot. Last week we reported that the film had picked up two new writers in the form of J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay, hired to work on script duties with the returning Robert Orci.
Paramount are by all reports pushing for a new film by 2016 to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the franchise. Joe Cornish (Director of ‘Attack the Block’ and co-writer of upcoming Marvel movie ‘Ant-man’) and Rise of the Planet of the Apes director Rupert Wyatt were both the favourite tips to take the director’s chair from the departing JJ Abrams but today according to Variety, it appears that Cornish at least won’t be involved.
Variety are reporting that Cornish was talking to Paramount about the job but is no longer involved. This could be seen as a big blow by fans who wished to see what a director like Cornish could do with a big budget movie. With this news, two new untested writers, regular Orci writing partner Alex Kurtzman leaving and Abrams moving on to direct Star Wars: Episode VII (he will stay on as producer however), it seems fans may have some cause for concern.
What do you guys think?

Source: Variety

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When not writing for FTN or revelling in his passions of comic books, gaming, music, TV or film, Shane can be found living out his days on a mysterious Island just like the one in his beloved TV show, LOST (in reality, the north of Ireland!). Always eager to meet new people and talk about anything nerd he can be found on twitter (@pranksterk) or on facebook! Just don't tell him what he can't do.. it's his destiny ;)