When he took the “Star Wars” job a year ago, J.J. Abrams soon confirmed that he wouldn’t be returning to direct a third ‘Star Trek’ movie, which Paramount has been keen to move forward with sooner rather than later. Names likeRupert Wyatt and Jon M. Chu have been mentioned as potential directors, but according to Deadline, the frontrunner appears to be someone who Latino Review actually mentioned as being on a shortlist a little while ago:Joe Cornish, helmer of the excellent “Attack the Block.”
In the three years since that film landed, Cornish has flirted with projects—comic-book adaptation ”Rust,” which he’s since departed, and a version of Neal Stephenson’s ”Snow Crash”—without any moving forward, although he’s been kept busy with scripting work, alongside pal Edgar Wright, on “The Adventures Of Tintin” and 2015’sMarvel movie “Ant Man.” And while his name was linked to high-profile sequels like ”The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” and “A Good Day To Die Hard,” Cornish was initially reluctant to take on that kind of project,telling us back in 2012 that he turned down the ‘Die Hard’ movie because “Ultimately I think it would have been too big a step to take. Some directors do it. That guy Rupert Wyatt made a very low budget movie called “The Escapist,” and then he took on “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” and did an amazing job. But he’s a braver man than me.”
Never heard of him. But one thing is for sure, regardless of whether JJ’s idea to reboot Star Trek was a good idea or not, I’m ready to see a fresh take on the reboot universe. Since I don’t know much about Cornish I don’t know if he’s the right guy or not, but I’d like to hope so.