Star Trek 3: The Search for a Director

Star Trek 3: The Search for a Director

Star Trek 3 appears to be on the minds of the folks at Paramount, no doubt as they move closer to production on a third film they are seeking to manage all the right pieces into place for the third outing in the new Trek-verse. High on the list of priorities will be a director to help continue the voyage of the Enterprise, and with JJ Abrams now focused on the new Star Wars film the search for a replacement is underway.

It appears that Joe Cornish is high on the priority list to bring on board and direct the next Trek. There are no formal announcements at this stage, however Paramount is reportedly keen on this fresh director. Cornish of course is the man behind the 2011 surprise Attack the Block in which he effectively depicted an alien invasion coming across a group of rebellious youths in a rough neighbourhood all on a modest budget.

Aside from Attack the Block, Cornish has taken on writing duties for the Adventures of Tin Tin, as well as working with Edgar Wright on the screenplay for the Marvel Cinematic Universe film Ant-Man.

All of that is pretty impressive, jumping straight from Attack the Block to a Star Trek film is a big step that would put Cornish into the franchise spotlight however he’s reportedly on good terms with the studio and could be an interesting option. Star Trek 3 is currently scheduled to film during 2014.

Leith spent most of his formative years growing up on the coastal fringes of Western Australia without a cinema in sight. There he grew up on the wonders of home rentals before relocating to Perth and gaining access to a proper cinematic experience just in time for the Star Wars Special Edition re-releases. From there Leith's love of movies expanded to volunteering on a Star Wars fan film, reviewing films, writing about film news, and attending film and pop-culture related conventions on the other side of the world. Leith's favourite films are too many to mention but all start with the Star Wars saga, Back to the Future, the Dark Knight trilogy, Indiana Jones, Lord of the Rings and all things Kevin Smith. With an insatiable appetite for all things pop-culture related Leith also has an unhealthy addiction to the world of comics and can often be found buried under a pile of unread back issues madly trying to catch up on a number of titles coming out from mostly DC and Darkhorse.