It looks as if ‘Ster Trek 3’ may have found it’s director! We’ve known for awhile that J.J. Abrams was out of the director’s chair for this film as he’s taken over helming ‘Star Wars: Episode VII‘. That left Trekkies wondering who exactly was going to be directing the movie?
Previously both Jon Chu (‘G.I. Joe: Retaliation‘) and Rupert Wyatt (‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes‘) had been mentioned as potential directors but one name has popped up and appears to be the lead candidate at the moment. That name is Joe Cornish. While Joe’s proven he can do amazing work on a low budget science fiction film with ‘Attack the Block’, this would be his first big budget title that he would be in the director’s chair for. Not that he hasn’t worked on big budget films in the past. As a writer he’s worked on ‘The Adventures of Tintin’ and Marvel’s upcoming ‘Ant-Man‘. It will be interesting to see if Paramont is going to give the reigns to such a popular series to someone whose directing history is this limited. However, as the crew is finally going on the start of their five year voyage of exploration, a fresh take might just be what the series needs.
With filming set to begin in the summer of 2014, the studio’s timeline on acquiring a director that can handle the film is growing short. While I did enjoy ‘Attack the Block’, it’s not exactly the style I could see working for ‘Star Trek’. I’m curious as to where he would be going with the film though I believe he would really have to stretch the style he’s used to working with to get it done. Of course a lot of that will end up relying on what the writers do with the script as well.
While I like the idea of change, I’m not personally sold on this choice. What do you think about Cornish as the main choice for the director’s chair? Would he be a good fit for guiding the crew of The Enterprise through the final frontier or do we need someone else to make sure the ship is sailing smoothly?