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According to Deadline, the candidates for the director's chair for Star Trek 3 are Rupert Wyatt (Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes), Morten Tyldum (The Imitation Game), Daniel Espinosa (Child 44), Justin Lin (The Fast And The Furious: Tokyo Drift) and Duncan Jones (Source Code).

I am not sure that I buy the presence of Tyldum on this list, primarily because he's never done anything on this scale before and his presence is probably more a reaction to him having a movie–The Imitation Game–come out recently that's received a bit of critical acclaim.

Though I thought the list was more interesting more for who wasn't on it, namely Edgar Wright.

Daniel Espinosa–who's actually Swedish–is an interesting and unexpected choice who's visual style is actually pretty complementary to J.J. Abrams, while not being a knock-off.


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