Lin will take over the project from Roberto Orci, who previously had signed on to direct the third installment in the "Star Trek” franchise.
The last "Star Trek" film made more than $444 million worldwide after opening to mostly positive reviews. Lin will have his hands full attempting to top that figure.
Both of the earlier films were directed by J.J. Abrams. Abrams helmed the current "Star Wars" film, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”
Lin comes to the franchise after helming four installments of Universal’s wildl...