We’ve been wondering if Paramount would actually move ahead with a new Star Trek movie, or send the franchise back tot he small screen, but this week we learned the studio is committed to theatrical releases.
The studio has announced that Justin Lin has signed to direct the flick which arrives in theaters on July 8, 2016 during the 50th anniversary year of the television series. Justin Lin has previously directed Fast & Furious, Fast Five, Fast & Furious 6, a couple of episodes of True Detective, and the upcoming The Wolf Man. Though he has to follow in the shoes of J.J. Abrams, Lin’s track record of high action flicks means we could see more action than ever in the upcoming thirteenth Star Trek feature film.
Will Star Trek 3 be able to bring in more money than Star Trek Into Darkness? Knowing Lin’s background, I’m a bit more interested in seeing this film now that Robert Orci has backed out.