I think Duncan Jones would be a great fit. He's already proven he can do solid science fiction (Moon, Source Code) and he still hasn't had his big break yet.
An arrogant fanboy (Orci) directing? Oh hell no. Might as well have Lindelof direct Prometheus 2.
Jones is doing WARCRAFT now, which also releases in 2016. Think he'd probably be a little tied up with a huge postproduction element on that one.