Director Justin Lin, who helmed three of the Fast and Furious film series, is reportedly set to direct the third film in the Star Trek franchise.

J J Abrams rebooted the cult-classic storyline and directed the first two films and will remain as a producer on the third, reported Deadline.

Justin Lin directed the third, fourth and sixth Fast and Furious films, The Fast & the Furious: Tokyo Drift, Fast and Furious and Fast & Furious 6, before James Wan took over to make the upcoming Furious 7.

Star Trek co-writer Roberto Orci has exited the third part and will act as a producer like J J Abrams.

Abrams’ Star Trek and the sequel Star Trek Into Darkness have earned more than $ 853 million worldwide collectively. Star Trek 3 is slated to release in 2016.