Fast & Furious director Justin Lin to direct Star Trek 3
Justin Lin, best known for directing four instalments of the Fast & Furious franchise, has signed up to direct the new Star Trek movie, replacing Robert Orci.
Robert Orci, who acted as both writer and producer on Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness, will now no longer direct the third instalment. Orci had been announced as the film's director earlier this year, replacing JJ Abrams who left to work on Star Wars, but has now returned to his role as producer.
According to Deadline, Lin was the only director to be offered the role, despite the likes of Edgar Wright, Rupeert Wyatt and Morten Tyldum being linked with the seat.
Shooting on the next Star Trek film is expected to commence next year, with stars Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana, Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg, Karl Urban, Anton Yelchin and John Cho are all expected to return.
Lin will begin work on the film as soon as he has finished his role as director on the first two episodes of True Detective.