If Jonathan Frakes has his way, he will be directing Star Trek 3.
The actor made his desire to direct the sequel known after Roberto Orci stepped down as director of the film, which is due out in 2016.
“Hashtag, BringInRiker!” he told the radio station in a recent phone call. “I’m all over it. I’m all over it.”
Frakes has also made “first contact” with J.J. Abrams and his agent has contacted Paramount Pictures. “I would love that job,” he said. “I say, unabashedly, I’d be great at it and would love to do it.”
The actor knows that the chances of him directing Star Trek 3 are slim though. “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.”
Source: Komo News Radio