Ever since J.J Abrams left the “Star Trek” franchise for the revival of the “Star Wars” franchise, the third “Star Trek” film has been looking for a greater force to go against its old enemy.

But it seems like Paramount has finally found a top-ranked director to helm the project as “Fast and Furious” franchise helmer Justin Lin is on board to direct the upcoming “Star Trek 3“.

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The reboot of the “Star Trek” film series were previously directed by J.J Abrams and co-written by Roberto Orci. It was previously reported that Roberto Orci will be assisted by 2 new writers J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay to direct the final instalment of the “Star Trek” trilogy. However, Orci left the director’s chair and has decided to remain as the producer of the film.

Several top-ranked filmmakers were then rumoured to be direct the film, including Edgar Wright (“Scott Pilgrim vs the World”), Rupert Wyatt (“Rise of the Planet of the Apes”), Morten Tyldum (“The Imitation Game”), Daniel Espinosa (“Safe House”), Justin Lin (“Fast & Furious”), and Duncan Jones (“Source Code”).

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Out of all the top-ranked filmmakers, Justin Lin was chosen to direct “Star Trek 3” after a film he was supposed to direct, which is the sequel to “The Bourne Legacy” spinoff got postponed. It is unclear whether the plot for “Star Trek 3” will be changed as Roberto Orci earlier stated that film will go back to TV roots, where the young U.S.S. Enterprise crew will go on a 5-year mission in space.

Scheduled for release on July 8, 2016, “Star Trek 3” stars Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Anton Yelchin, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, Zoe Saldana, and John Cho. Deadline is also reporting that Justin Lin is offered to direct the last “Fast & Furious” film but nothing has been confirmed yet. He is set to direct the 5th instalment of the “Bourne” film series and the first 2 episode of “True Detective” Season 2.

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