Joe Cornish (Adam & Joe Show) Could Direct Star Trek 3

With the departure of reboot captain J.J Abrams, the modern Star Trek franchise needs a new man at the helm and rumours abound that the man they want is "Attack the Block" director Joe Cornish.

It's been a funny old journey for Cornish, who started on Channel 4 in the 90's with "The Adam and Joe Show" with comedian and buddy Adam Buxton, transitioning with him to XFM and then 6 Music followed by his directorial debut in 2011. He's been writing Marvel's "Ant Man" with Edgar Wright for several years and now he's been placed firmly at the top of Paramount's list to take over from Abrams on the next Trek.

They're hoping to begin principal photography on "Trek 3" sometime next summer, so they'll want to hurry up on deciding the director if they're to make their own deadline. 

Other names on the list include Jon M. Chu (GI Joe Retaliation) and the Abrams endorsed Ruper Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes), but they are apparently miles away from Joe Cornish in terms of preference by the studio.

Abrams isn't abandoning the franchise entirely, as he will stay on produce the next picture, and screenwriters Alex Kurtzmann and Robert Orci are coming back for a third bite of the weird blue space apple as well. 

Nothing set in stone as yet, of course, but keep your ears open if you like Star Trek and hilarious songs about football.

Words by Gazz Wood

Gazz is a writer from the Northern Film School in Leeds. He also hosts the "Possibly of Interest" podcast with TV producer Howard Cohen (Impractical Jokers) and special guests from the British Comedy world. Plus he's got his own show; "Gazz Wood Has A Podcast", with weekly guests like MISFITS Director Nirpal Bhogal and Sex & Relationships Expert Annabelle Knight! Good Lord!