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'Star Trek 3' set for July 2016 release, with Justin Lin directing
'Star Trek 3' set for July 2016 release, with Justin Lin directing

"Star Trek 3" has set a course for a July 8, 2016, theatrical release, Paramount Pictures announced Tuesday. The news comes a day after word broke that Justin Lin will direct the third film in the rebooted sci-fi series. Deadline Hollywood first reported that Lin, a veteran of the "Fast & Furious" franchise, is stepping in to replace Roberto Orci, who was originally to make his directing debut on "Star Trek 3" but recently vacated the job. Orci co-wrote the previous two "Star Trek" films directed by J.J. Abrams, who himself jumped (star)ship to helm "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." Lin, 43, broke out in 2002 with his Sundance hit...

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