Star Trek 3 Warps In For 50th Anniversary Of The Franchise
Having finally settled on a director in Justin Linn (Fast and Furious), the third movie version of the rebooted series will make it to theaters in July 2016, in time to celebrate the show's 50th anniversary. Although the original TV series on NBC on ran for just 3 seasons, it's popularity grew dramatically over time, resulting in many movies and other TV spin-off shows set in the same universe. The latest series of movies featuring a younger cast rebooted the whole Trek universe timeline by destroying the planet Vulcan in the first outing in 2009, and so opening things up for future storylines.
Director of the first two rebooted "Trek" movies JJ Abrams has jumped ship to take over the "Star Wars" series, beginning with next December's "Episode VII: The Force Awakens". His "Trek" co-writer Robert Orci was slated to make his directorial debut with the third "Trek" film, but has now made way for Lin.
Lin directed the fourth, fifth and sixth "Fast and Furious" movies, and is also linked to the next Jason Bourne movie.CNET