While still nothing official has been announced about the next director for the 3rd Bad Robot Star Trek movie, the website HitFix caught up with J.J. Abrams during the home video release celebration of Into Darkness. They asked him about the rumor that Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) was being considered, and the status of any pre-production progress on the 3rd movie.
On Rupert Wyatt:
He’s incredibly talented, and we’d be lucky to have someone as talented as Rupert. But there are things we’re focusing on right now before the director, which is just sort of the fundamentals of where the story is gonna go.
On the status of Trek 3:
It’s too early to talk about details, but there have been a lot of really exciting ideas about what comes next.
On producing Trek 3:
I plan to be involved in the story and producing the film and I feel very blessed to be involved at all.