Roberto Orci to direct the next Star Trek film

News Simon Brew 14 May 2014 - 06:43

JJ Abrams' successor in the Star Trek director's chair? It's Roberto Orci, making his directorial debut...

Not much of a surprise this, given that it'd been rumoured for weeks, but Roberto Orci has landed the job of directing Star Trek 3/Star Trek 13. It sees Orci moving across from his previous writing and directing work to the director's chair for the first time. And it just happens to be on a nine figure blockbuster movie.

Orci's writing credits to date have included both films since Star Trek was rebooted, Cowboys & Aliens, Transformers and Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and The Island. On the smaller screen, he's been one of the creators of Fringe and Sleepy Hollow. It's been widely reported that he'd been lobbying for the chance to direct the new Star Trek movie, and Variety now reports that Paramount and Skydance have given him the nod.

Orci is also writing the next Star Trek adventure, along with J D Payne and Patrick McKay, and it's expected to be in cinemas in 2016. JJ Abrams will be producing.

Variety.

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