Is Attack the Block’s Joe Cornish Beaming up for Star Trek 3?

Joe Cornish and Nick Frost on the set of Attack the Block (2011) Movie Image

Above: Cornish is the one in the middle, looking director-ly.

According to Deadline, Paramount is “sweet” on “Attack the Block’s” Joe Cornish as the replacement director for their “Star Trek 3”, now that reboot franchise director J.J. Abrams has moved on to bigger and better things with the “Star Wars” series.

Now I don’t know what Hollywood’s version of being “sweet” on someone is. In the real world, that means you ask them out for cake and coffee and monster truck derbies. Maybe it means something similar in Lalaland. Does this mean Paramount is on the verge of asking, er, Joe Cornish out…to direct “Star Trek 3”?

Possibly, I guess.

Cornish made his bones (and his feature film directorial debut) on the sci-fi alien invasion comedy/actioner “Attack the Block”, a decently good, fun time, though I never quite got the somewhat over-the-top fanboy love heaped on the movie. But maybe that’s just me. Cornish has parlayed that success into a writing gig on “The Adventures of Tintin”, and recently co-wrote the “Ant-Man” script with Edgar Wright.

He’s currently adapting “Snow Crash” for the studio, so maybe his proximity to Paramount makes them think the English writer/director is ready for something bigger.

Here’s a look at the trailer for Cornish’s 2011 movie “Attack the Block”: