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.