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Justin Lin to direct third Star Trek film


Justin Lin to direct third Star Trek film

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LOS ANGELES (AP) – The USS Enterprise is about to get a little faster. Fast & Furious director Justin Lin is taking the helm of the third instalment in Paramount’s Star Trek franchise.

Lin’s rep confirmed the news Monday.

Lin is no stranger to franchises. He directed several of Universal’s Fast & Furious films, including the massively successful Fast & Furious 6, which made more than $788 million worldwide.

J.J. Abrams directed the first two films in the rebooted Star Trek series.

Roberto Orci was the co-writer on those first two films. He was slated to step into the director’s chair after Abrams left to work on Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but he exited that role in early December.

Orci will still serve as a writer and producer on the film. It’s slated for a 2016 release.