11:45am PT by Rebecca Ford
'Star Trek 3' Gets Release Date
Star Trek 3 will beam into theaters on July 8, 2016.
Fast & Furious franchise director Justin Lin will direct the third installment in the Paramount Pictures, Bad Robot and Skydance Productions franchise. He takes the helm from J.J. Abrams, who is directing the new Star Wars film Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens.
Lin replaces Roberto Orci, who exited the project in early December.
The most recent film, Star Trek: Into Darkness, earned $467.4 million worldwide after opening in May 2013. The first film in the rebooted Star Trek franchise grossed $385.7 million in 2009.
The film currently has the July 8 release date to itself.