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Third 'Star Trek' film gets 'Fast & Furious' director Justin Lin

FILE - In this April 18, 2013 file photo, Justin Lin arrives at the Cinemacon Big Screen Awards red carpet and receives Director of the Year Award at Caesars Palace, in Las Vegas. Lin is set to direct the third installment in Paramount’s "Star Trek" franchise, his rep confirmed Monday, Dec. 22, 2014. Lin is no stranger to franchises, having directed several of Universal’s “Fast & Furious” films, including the massively successful “Fast & Furious 6,” which made over $788 million worldwide in 2013. (Photo by Al Powers/Powers Imagery/Invision/AP, File)
December 23, 2014 - 5:10 AM

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - The USS Enterprise is about to get a little faster. "Fast & Furious" director Justin Lin is taking the helm of the third installment in Paramount's "Star Trek" franchise.

Lin's rep confirmed the news Monday.

Lin is no stranger to franchises. He directed several of Universal's "Fast & Furious" films, including the massively successful "Fast & Furious 6," which made more than $788 million worldwide.

J.J. Abrams directed the first two films in the rebooted "Star Trek" series.

Roberto Orci was the co-writer on those first two films. He was slated to step into the director's chair after Abrams left to work on "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," but he exited that role in early December.

Orci will still serve as a writer and producer on the film. It's slated for a 2016 release.

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