Today, Deadline announced the shortlist of directors Paramount is looking at to direct the crew of the Enterprise in Star Trek 3. This comes after the original director of the first two films JJ Abrams left the chair to direct Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Then it looked like longtime screenwriter but first time director Roberto Orci would make his feature film debut on Star Trek 3 but also backed out eventually. Now it's reported that the top 5 contenders included Warcraft director Duncan Jones, Rise of the Planet of the Apes director Rupert Wyatt as well as Fast & Furious helmer Justin Lin. Rounding out the top 5 then includes Safe House director Daniel Espinosa and The Imitation Game director Morten Tyldum.
Very flattering being on short list for Star Trek, but won't be doing it. Absolutely MUST make my own thing next, or I'll die of old age!
— Duncan Jones (@ManMadeMoon) December 15, 2014
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