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Cornish rumoured for Star Trek 3

Joe Cornish is one of the filmmakers who could be in line to direct Star Trek 3.

With JJ Abrams unsure if he would return to the director's chair for the third time, Paramount have reportedly began searching for a possible replacement to take the reins for the third instalment in the sci-fi franchise.

LA Times' Latino Review El Mayimbe revealed the news on Twitter, writing: "I guess y'all wanna know about who might be directing STAR TREK 3 if it ever goes. Heard Joe Cornish BUT also heard he's on a list of names."

He later added: "I'm NOT saying Joe Cornish is the guy, but what I am saying is he is definitely one of NUMEROUS contenders."

Joe, best known for his comedy partnership with Adam Buxton, directed the alien film Attack The Block in 2011, and co-wrote the screenplay to Steven Spielberg's The Adventures Of Tintin: Secret Of The Unicorn with Steven Moffat and Edgar Wright.

He has reunited with Edgar to write the script for Marvel's upcoming Ant-Man movie.

The 44-year-old has also signed on to direct a future film adaptation of Neal Stephenson's classic 1992 novel, Snow Crash for Paramount Studios.

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