Justin Lin directing Star Trek 3

It was confirmed late last night that Justin Lin is replacing Roberto Orci as the director of Star Trek 3.

Lin is often citied as the savour of the Fast and Furious franchise. He did a great job with 5 and 6.

He’s seemingly a left-field choice, but with the news that Paramount are using Guardians of the Galaxy as a template, it doesn’t really seem that surprising.

The first two installments of the updated franchise were helmed by JJ Abrams, who did a great job of rebooting the franchise. I had my problems with into Darkness, but it was still an enjoyable film.

Abrams and Orci are still involved with the film, as producers.

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