Paramount had hoped that a third modern ‘Star Trek’ movie would be in theaters in time for the franchise’s 50th anniversary in 2016, but since losing J.J. Abrams, who directed the first two films, to Disney’s ‘Star Wars’ sequels and Roberto Orci, reportedly due to script disagreements, things are looking dark. Now to boot, another director has vetoed any involvement with ‘Star Trek 3.’
Duncan Jones, the man behind ‘Moon’ and ‘Source Code,’ has officially debunked any rumors that he will be taking on the crew of the Starship Enterprise. Though Paramount may have been eying the director to take over the profitable franchise, he appears to be busy with a film adaptation of popular video game ‘Warcraft’ as well as two smaller pet projects.
Very flattering being on short list for Star Trek, but won’t be doing it. Absolutely MUST make my own thing next, or I’ll die of old age!
— Duncan Jones (@ManMadeMoon) December 15, 2014
He then followed that up with this tweet:
As for what that thing will be, pushing two to see which will go first. I’m equally in love with both scripts… — Duncan Jones (@ManMadeMoon) December 15, 2014
Among the possible future projects is ‘Mute’ about a bartender who can’t speak, seeking a lost female friend. The film may– or may not– be connected in some way to ‘Moon.’
So where does that leave ‘Star Trek 3’? Paramount’s leading candidate appears to be Rupert Wyatt, the director of ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes,’ but also in the mix are Morten Tyldum (‘The Imitation Game’), Daniel Espinosa (‘Safe House’) and Justin Lin (‘Fast & Furious 6’). (Still not on that list is Jonathan Frakes who has expressed a big interest in the gig.)
What do you think? Are you still anxiously awaiting a third ‘Star Trek’ movie? Or should Paramount wait and reboot the entire franchise later?
Source: Cinema Blend