BUMMER. Despite what seemed like a pretty long negotiating process wherein both parties were interested in making it happen, it seems Paramound could not close a deal with Attack the Block director Joe Cornish to take over for JJ Abrmas on Star Trek 3.
So the search continues as the script gets another makeover. I think Paramount is on the right track with the various directors they've been in discussions with, so it'll be interesting to see who they turn to next. Cornish really would have been ideal.