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 installment in Paramount’s "Star Trek"
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
Orci will still serve as a writer and producer on the film. It’s slated for a 2016 release.
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