'Attack the Block' director Joe Cornish in the mix to helm next 'Star Trek'?

After all of that waiting and secrecy, Star Trek Into Darkness hit theaters and....well, at least the Trekkers turned out for it, I guess. Paramount's probably not doing any backflips over the box office, although it could possibly be saved on the foreign market. But it does make the likelihood of a third film a bit cloudier, especially with J.J. Abrams moving on to helm Star Wars: Episode VII. After serving to the needs of Abrams' schedule on the last film, Paramount isn't going to sit around waiting again, and it looks like a list of names have already begun to emerge as his replacement.

El Mayimbe over at Latino Review says that a list of contenders to take over Star Trek 3 is out there, and at the top of it is Attack the Block director and Ant-Man co-writer, Joe Cornish. Abrams and Bad Robot will be sticking around to produce, and it's likely he and his team will have some other creative input. Paramount will want to get the ball moving on this soon, as they'll probably want to have the next film ready by Star Trek's 50th anniversary in 2016.

Attack the Block was an offbeat, genre-busting cult classic and one of the more exciting films of the last few years, and it would interesting to see what he can do on a much larger scale. We'll see if these rumors hold true, and who else may be in the running.