So ... we can expect warp-speed drag races between the Enterprise and the Klingons?
Actually, that might be kind of cool.
Lin's rep reportedly confirmed the news Monday to the New York Daily News.
Lin knows franchises, directing several of Universal's "Fast & Furious" films, including the massively successful "Fast & Furious 6," which made more than $788 million worldwide.
Abrams, who is credited with successfully rebooting the "Star Trek" series in directing the first two films, is now busy trying to do the same for the "Star Wars" franchise.
Roberto Orci co-wrote the first two rebooted "Star Trek" films and was lined up to direct the third one, but he left the job earlier this month. He will still serve as a writer and producer. The film is scheduled to hit theaters in 2016.
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