As JJ Abrams deals with all sorts of drama over at his new gig, the franchise he left behind is still playing musical chairs trying to lock down a director for Star Trek 3.
From John M. Chu to Rupert Wyatt, and now… Joe Cornish. Deadline reports Paramount is "sweet on" the British writer/director to take over the reigns, which still doesn't sound exactly solid, but is pretty good news nonetheless.
The studio is really picking some good candidates for the job, up and coming directors who've demonstrated a firm grasp of the sci-fi/action drama. Wyatt was probably never going to pan out since he gets attached to a new film every other day, and it's about time Cornish got back behind the camera since he hasn't directed anything since Attack the Block, which is a shame.
The film is scheduled to shoot in summer 2014, so there's some time for Paramount to decide on their guy, but not much.