Is J.J. Abrams Still On “Star Trek 3”?

With J.J. Abrams being revealed yesterday as director of the upcoming “Star Wars: Episode VII”, one question that has since come up is what will happen to the “Star Trek” film franchise?

With Abrams having directed the 2009 reboot and its upcoming sequel “Star Trek Into Darkness,” his departure has led to questions regarding whether or not he would be returning.

Today, Paramount Vice Chairman Rob Moore revealed that Abrams will still be involved in some capacity with a possible third “Trek” movie, at the minimum as a producer.

“J.J. will continue to develop projects for us including a new ‘Mission: Impossible,’ and he is committed to produce another ‘Star Trek'” says Moore.

Abrams directed the third film in the “Mission: Impossible” franchise before stepping aside and serving as producer on the fourth entry “Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol.”

Sounds like a similar situation could happen here which leads to the next big question – if Abrams opts not to return as director, who should take over the chair for a third “Star Trek”?

Source: The Los Angeles Times