Hollywood director J.J. Abrams directed both Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness but has decided to step down as director for the third installment of of the reboot of the franchise. While J.J. does admit that he will still be involved in the movie, he has tipped Rise of the Planet of the Apes director Rupert Wyatt to take over as director for Star Trek 3.
Abrams was chatting to HitFix, when he told them, "He's incredibly talented and we'd be lucky to have someone as talented as Rupert. But there are things we're focusing on right now before the director, which is just sort of the fundamentals of where the story is gonna go."
J.J. added, "It's too early to talk about details but there have been a lot of really exciting ideas about what comes next. I plan to be involved in the story and producing the film and I feel very blessed to be involved at all."
Not a great deal is yet known about Star Trek 3, other than the fact that Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci have once again been hired to write the script for the movie. With a gap of four years between Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness, it could be a few years yet before the movie hits the big screen.