Dammit man, I’m a director!
British director Joe Cornish is the studio favourite to direct the forthcoming Star Trek sequel, it has been reported.
The former comedian, actor and TV presenter gained a huge amount of attention with Attack The Block, his low-budget sci-fi comedy set in South London, and has since received a number of high-profile offers.
Paramount have made it clear that Cornish is their first choice to direct, although he has already turned down the project once before.
The directing seat has been vacant ever since JJ Abrams, who successfully helmed the first two films in the rebooted franchise, jumped ship to the other ‘Star’-named space epic, Star Wars.
Cornish has been involved in a number of projects since Attack the Block, including co-writing The Adventures of Tin Tin with frequent collaborator Edgar Wright, as well as the script for Wright’s long-mooted Ant-Man adaptation for Marvel.
Before becoming a Hollywood big-shot, Cornish was best known as being 50% of The Adam & Joe Show on Channel 4 and BBC 6 Music.
Star Trek 3 (not to be confused with the risible 1984 flop Star Trek III: The Search for Spock) will boldly go where twelve films have gone before at some point in the future.
Source: Coming Soon