Attack the Block's Joe Cornish may be the director of Star Trek 3

Illustration for article titled emAttack the Block/ems Joe Cornish may be the director of Star Trek 3

He's been rumored to be in the running for a while now, but apparently Joe Cornish — director of the British scifi hit Attack the Block and co-writer of the CG Tintin movie and Edgar Wright's upcoming Ant-Man film — is Paramount's #1 choice to take over directing duties for the Star Trek movie franchise.

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Currently, Cornish is busy adapting Snow Crash for the screen, but he's doing that for Paramount, who could easily ask him to put it on hold for Star Trek 3 — which I assume they would have to do if they want to meet the movie's anticipated production start date of summer 2014.

What do you guys think? I didn't think Attack the Block was perfect, but it was quite good, and I'd love to see what Cornish would do with Trek and a gigantic budget. The results would be interesting, if nothing else.

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Rob Bricken

I have no affinity for Tintin whatsoever, but I was very surprised at how good the Tintin movie was, especially in the writing department. So my hopes for Star Trek 3 are officially up, assuming Paramount doesn't force him to include space whales.