“Fast & Furious 6” helmer Justin Lin to direct “Star Trek 3”

Justin Lin Directing Star Trek 3

Variety:

Justin Lin is boarding the USS Enterprise and will direct the third installment in Paramount Pictures’ “Star Trek” franchise.

The hiring of Lin came two weeks after Roberto Orci backed away from the directing gig.

Orci had been hired for the helming job after J.J. Abrams had to exit the sequel due to his commitment to direct Disney’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” Abrams directed the first two “Star Trek” reboots in 2009 and 2013.

David Ellison’s Skydance Prods. is producing along with Orci and Abrams. Paramount has not yet set a release date for “Star Trek 3″ but speculation has emerged that the studio will release the film in 2016 to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the launch of the original “Star Trek” series on TV.

Patrick McKay and John D. Payne worked on the most recent draft of the script.

Lin directed the third, fourth, fifth and sixth installments of the “Fast and Furious” franchise.

Last year’s “Star Trek Into Darkness” grossed $467 million worldwide, including $229 million domestically.

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25 Minority Characters that Hollywood WHITEWASHED

Mickey Rooney

Here’s a list compiled by Complex Magazine of films through the decades that have been ‘whitewashed.’ The majority in this list seem to be Asian characters depicted over the years… Mickey Rooney as the offensive I.Y. Yunioshi in Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961) is an obvious choice, as is Marlon Brando as Okinawan translator Sakini in The Teahouse of the August Moon (1956). And what about Katharine Hepburn as Jade Tan? And John Wayne as Genghis Khan?!?

What some who have been unaware of the subject may be surprised to find out about are the more recent additions… Like Jim Sturgess as Ben Campbell (depicting Jeffrey Ma, a member of the MIT Blackjack Team) in 21 (2008), Justin Chatwin portraying “Goku” from Dragonball: Evolution (2009), Nicola Peltz, Jackson Rathbone, and Noah Ringer as Katara, Sokka, and Aang in M. Night Shyamalan’s The Last Airbender (2010), and the particularly appalling makeup job on Jim Sturgess as Hae-Joo Chang in Cloud Atlas (2012).

It looks like there are more in store, such as the likely whitewashing of Spike Lee‘s version of the Korean hit Old Boy (now starring Josh Brolin in the lead role), Akira, and The Crow remake. Even this year, the trend has continued to toe the line with blockbusters, such as with Benedict Cumberbatch portraying Khan in Star Trek: Into Darkness, and with Ben Kingsley as The Mandarin in Iron Man 3.

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25 Minority Characters that Hollywood WHITEWASHED

Cloud Atlas