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?