Justin Lin, director of several Fast and Furious films and season 2 of True Detective, has been chosen as the director of Star Trek 3. He replaces Roberto Orci who will stay on to produce the film which is set to be in theaters on July 8, 2016.
His choice for the job makes a lot of sense seeing as he managed to breathe new life into the Fast and Furious franchise after 2 Fast 2 Furious left fans cold. He’s being handed Star Trek midstream to see if he can do the same thing again.
Fans pretty much loved the first film, but the second Star Trek film was less well-received. Now Lin has the job of making the third film spectacular, just in time for the franchise’s 50th anniversary.