Star Trek 3 Has a Release Date and New Director

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chris-pine-kirk-sits-in-the-captains-chair-star-tr1Not long after Paramount dropped that 9/11 truther from the directing job of Star Trek 3, the movie now has a new director and release date.

Justin Lin, who revived the Fast and the Furious franchise by turning them into heist films with fast cars and a disregard for physics, has been tapped to direct the next Star Trek movie. Obviously the choice is being mocked online, as snooty film blogs had pegged their hopes on Edgar Wright or someone else directing the movie.

As for the release date, 2016 is the 50th anniversary of Star Trek and we’ll get the new movie in the middle of the summer on July 8th.