Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Chu Out, Wyatt In for Star Trek 3 Helm?

That was quick. Just a few hours after GI Joe's Jon M. Chu was floated as the potential next director of Star Trek 3, turns out that isn't the case as his representatives denied the rumor. Then just after that, Cinematallica through another name into the ring. They claim that Chu was on Paramount's short list but the actual #1 choice for the studio is Rupert Wyatt who directed Rise of the Planet of the Apes. I am no more excited by this name drop then I was Chu but mostly cause "who?" came to mind. I still prefer Brad Bird. Since writers are on the verge of being hired, a director has to follow if only so he (who we kidding there is no "she" in the running) can provide input during the script phrase.

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