According to our friends at Latino Review, G.I. Joe: Retaliation director Jon M. Chu is at the top of Paramount Pictures' list of directors to take over for J.J. Abrams as the director on Star Trek 3. Abrams will be busy with Star Wars: Episode VII.
It was previously rumored that directors Joe Cornish (Attack the Block), Justin Lin (The Conjuring) and Brad Bird (Mission: Impossible 4) were up for the gig, but they are all busy doing other things at the moment. All of them are a hell of a lot better choices than Chu.
I hope this rumor isn't true. Chu is a mediocre director that failed to impress me with his G.I. Joe movie, or any of his Step Up films, which are absolute crap. He is nowhere near the caliber that Abrams is at. In fact, it's almost an insult to replace Abrams with him. There are several other directors out there that are much more qualified, but Chu does have a relationship with the studio.
It's also being reported by THR that Star Trek writers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci will be returning to write the third film. As of right now, there are no details on the film's story, but there is speculation that it will center on the Klingons, and that Benedict Cumberbatch's Khan could be back as well.
What do you think of the possibility of Chu directing Star Trek 3?