After recent news that Robert Orci would not be directing the third Star Trek movie, Paramount was supposedly on the hunt for the ‘right director’ for the project. Could they possible have found it in TV director and former Star Trek actor, Jonathan Frakes? According to KOMO News Frakes recently reported that he’d already approached J.J Abrams about the project, saying; “Hashtag, BringInRiker! I’m all over it. I’m all over it”.
Frakes says he’s made first contact with Producer J.J. Abrams, and his agent has reached out to Paramount Pictures. “I would love that job… I say, unabashedly, I’d be great at it and would love to do it”. Despite there being no guarantee that Frakes will bag the job, it seems he’s still pretty excited just at the thought; “I’m trying to keep the lid on how excited I am about the possibility, knowing it’s such a long shot. But there’s nothing I would like better”. If we’re honest, we can’t see this happening. There’s no doubt that fans would love to see Frakes in the director’s chair but we can’t help but think Paramount would prefer a bigger name and a bigger vision for the movie.