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Attack the Block‘s Joe Cornish Rumored to Direct Star Trek 3

Back in September it was made official that J.J. Abrams won’t be directing the third Star Trek reboot, since he’ll be way too busy with that other Star film. Directors Rupert Wyatt and Jon M. Chu have been rumored as the inheritors of the Captain’s chair, and now someone else joins them: Attack the Block‘s Joe Cornish.

Yes, please.

According to Deadline Cornish is on top of Paramount’s list of who they want to direct, though there’s no mention of him being in talks. As with all rumors that trace back to anonymous sources, take this with a game of salt. But Cornish certainly wouldn’t be a surprising choice, as /Film notes that there’ve been “rumblings” for a while now that he might direct.

In addition to directing the excellent Attack the Block (my number one pick for indie sci-fi/fantasy you need to watch), Cornish co-wrote both The Adventures of Tintin and Ant-Man. If he does snag Star Trek 3 it’ll be his first big-budget project as a director.

I’m speaking now to my fellow nerds who were disappointed by Star Trek Into Darkness but love Attack the Block (hands up, rubber ducks!): Let’s not get too excited. Star Trek 3 is still being written by Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci. And Abrams is still producing, though I don’t particularly mind that.

I feel kind of bad for whoever ends up inheriting the franchise, to be honest. Here’s hoping that Cornish’s influence (should he get the job) can turn the great ship Star Trek around.

(via: /Film)

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  • HBT

    JOE CORNISH?! I love him so much. Adam and Joe were my favorite radio personalities. Go Cornballs!

  • eiderdaus


  • Sabrina

    I caught Attack the Block on telly recently and loved it! I only heard good things about it so no surprise here for me, but it was one for my husband since he never heard of it and was super sceptical at first.

  • Steven McDade

    Bring back a good TREK director, like Brannon Braga or Jonathan Frakes.

  • Cain S. Latrani

    I’m not sure they could do worse than Into Darkness even if they tried.

    Hmm? Nemesis, you say?

    I stand corrected. They could do worse.

    I have low expectations for the third Trek film at this point.

  • Foxfire

    Adventures of Tin-Tin wah, that was brilliant.

    I’m excited!

  • Anonymous


  • Anonymous

    Terrible idea! Get someone who has made more than just one movie and for heaven’s sake get real SF-screenwriters next time.

    Leave the Kirk crew and timeline B behind you and dare to create a new crew with new adventures playing 200 years afte Picard instead of just re-cooking used-up plots of yesterday!

  • HBT

    I love you Black Squadron!

  • HBT

    Just Coming!

  • Anonymous