With Roberto Orci departing Star Trek 3, Paramount has named Fast & Furious‘ Justin Lin as the new director.
Deadline revealed Justin Lin to be the director of choice stating Lin was available as a result of his Jeremy Renner Bourne movie getting delayed due to Matt Damon returning to the franchise. Regarding whether or not Lin will do more Fast & Furious movies is unknown as it’s said he was wanted for another, but now has Star Trek 3 on the table.
Roberto Orci recently left Star Trek 3, reportedly over creative differences, but remains on as a producer.
Orci also penned the story for Star Trek 3, but the status of that is unknown as well. Previous comments by Orci stated Star Trek 3 would be set in space and be more like the original series than the JJ Abrams movies.