Director Justin Lin arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "Fast & The Furious 6" at Gibson Amphitheatre on May 21, 2013 in Universal City, California.
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By Sarah Begley
December 23, 2014

Justin Lin will direct the third Star Trek movie, reportedly scheduled to release in 2016.

The announcement comes after the previous director, Roberto Orci, left the film earlier this month. The previous two installments were directed by J.J. Abrams, who passed on the third to focus on the new Star Wars movie.

Lin is known for directing several of the films in the Fast & Furious franchise: The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, 2009’s Fast & Furious, Fast Five and Fast & Furious 6. He’s also slated to direct the first two episodes of True Detective season two.

[The Hollywood Reporter]

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