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Dec 22, 2014 8:21 PM

Justin Lin to direct third 'Star Trek' film

The Associated Press

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" franchise.

Lin's rep confirmed the news Monday.

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 December.

Orci will still serve as a writer and producer on the film. It's slated for a 2016 release.


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