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No Abrams for Trek 3

Who will direct?

By Robert T. Trate     September 12, 2013

It is not a shocking piece of news, but JJ Abrams has finally admitted that he will not direct the third Star Trek film. In a recent interview with he admits that he will, however, produce the film.

“It’s a little bittersweet.  But, I will say that I’m going to be producing the movie.  Whomever it is that directs the film will be someone we all know is going to keep the cast and crew in good hands.  I feel very lucky to have been part of it, and it definitely feels like the right time to let someone come in and do their own thing.  I certainly don’t want someone to come in and try to do what I would have done.  We want to hire someone who’s gonna come in and bring their own sensibility.  I’m very excited to see what comes next, despite feeling jealous of whomever that person is”.

There you have it Maniacs. Pretty obvious as Star Wars Episode VII is into pre-pre-production right now. Who would you want to direct Star Trek 3

Anyone else getting that X-Men 3/ Superman Returns feeling?


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BoldlyNoted 9/12/2013 9:50:52 AM

Why be jealous? You're working on the next Star Wars! But I guess not being able to direct a full trilogy must be kind of a downer. Oh well, hopefully for the better; and we will see a great finale to the new Star trek trilogy.

Kaziklu 9/12/2013 10:02:29 AM

 I was so excited until I saw he was producing. 

monkeyfoot 9/12/2013 11:06:07 AM

Well Rob, Brett Ratner is busy doing Hercules so they won't get him. Plus, If I recall the X3/SR thing was kinda at the 9th or 10th hour that the switch from Bryan Singer to Ratner happened. A script hasn't even been started on ST3 (?) so they have pleny of time to get someone that Abrams really thinks can do a great job.

Moz72 9/12/2013 12:11:04 PM

How about Bill Shatner!

...just kidding.

Modo 9/12/2013 3:30:08 PM

Ever since Star Trek Generations, I have left each Star Trek movie absolutely loving it, then after a few weeks past have come to realize it was sheer crap.  No different with Into Darkness.  It was nothing more than Deux Ex Machina, and a simple rehash of a Khan story that never really put anything at stake for the characters or the universe.  While the casting was good, Kirk being reborn by Khan's blood was so lame it wound up making a mockery of the whole film, and the Wrath of Khan along with it... 

As for Abram's first Star Trek, it was so full of plotholes that even their comic book adaptations tried to address them, just making the story even more ludicrous (i.e. Nero goes 100 years in the past, and not ONCE does he ever think, hey,maybe I can save Romulus and my wife, I have 25 years to do it - instead I'll try and kill the only guy who actually tried to help me - Spock.  Oh, I know how we'll address  let's have him be kidnapped by Klingons, who then steal his ship for 20 years while he tries to get it back!?!).  Don't get me started on the Next Gen movies!

Star Trek, IMHO, is far-better suited for the small screen, not the big screen.  *Maybe* Bad Robot would do a decent job with a TV Star Trek, but they've sure blown the movies!  I could care less about Star Trek 3 (or 13 or whatever the heck they're calling it...).  Now I just gotta hope Abram's doesn't screw up Star Wars.   

jimvo99 9/12/2013 5:03:42 PM

Old news. He announced this on Howard Stern at the beggining of the summer, but since its Howard Stern and thus its evil, he gets no credit for the great interviews he conducts.


JacenBlade 9/12/2013 5:10:03 PM

          Star Treks loss is Star Wars' gain.  I have every confidence that JJ Abrams will do an excellent job with that other iconic franchise.  I just received my 3D blu ray of Star Trek In to Darkness today and did some scene jumping.  I don't care what the minor but VERY vocal naysayers put on these message boards, I loved both Star Trek movies by Abrams.  He took a movie franchise that had grown tired and lost relevancy and brilliantly brought us a new take on the characters that can still draw from old canon but not be bound to it.  The chemistry of the actors, the action, top notch special effects, music and stories were all great in my opinion.  Themes of friendship, loyalty, honor, sacrifice, destiny, revenge and redemption made for some awesome fun at the theaters.  The films gave me everything I go to the movies for in grand spectacular fashion.  For those who wanted a more "cerebral" movie just dust off your copy of Star Trek the Motion Picture (yawn). 

CaptAmerica04 9/12/2013 5:46:04 PM

Bryan Singer!!  No, wait... Brett Ratner!!  Noooo... Paul W.S. Anderson!!  NOOO!!!

I have it!!  UWE BOLL!!!

(Please, fellow Maniacs, regard the foregoing as a complete joke, and put away the pitch forks and torches.)

flyinroo 9/12/2013 5:53:18 PM

 I loved both of Abrams's Star Trek outings, with Into Darkness being one of the best movies of the summer. I would have loved if he could have continued as director for both franchises. Now I can only hope whomever takes his place for Star Trek can keep up the pace.

Miner49er 9/12/2013 6:48:43 PM

Chris Nolan. The refitted Enterprise will look like a tank.

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