Roberto Orci not confirmed as Star Trek director yet

News Simon Brew 11 Jul 2014 - 12:07

It's still likely to happen, but Roberto Orci has given an update on the next Star Trek film - and he's not directing it yet...

Paramount's current plan with the Star Trek movie franchise is to have a 13th movie in cinemas in 2016, to mark the 50th anniversary of the series. It'll be the third film with the new crew, that was introduced with JJ Abrams' 2009 reboot.

Abrams is, of course, off making Star Wars: Episode VII at the moment, and so isn't available to direct this time around. And all signs are pointing to Roberto Orci making his directorial debut with the film. Orci, who's been part of the writing team on the recent Trek films, is working on the screenplay for the next film with John D Payne and Patrick McKay at the moment.

Chatting to Collider, he says of Payne and McKay that "they are true Star Trek fans", before adding of reports he's directing the film that "I can't even think anything about the future until I give them a script and they greenlight it. Until that happens, everything else is a rumour".

The 'them' in that sentence is Paramount Pictures, and it seems that whilst it's very likely that Orci will be the next director of a Star Trek film, it's not a done deal yet. "If I'm lucky enough that Paramount loves the script and that we go forward, it'll be because I have loved Star Trek for so long and the idea of having seen one of the best guys in the business direct two of them already".

Paramount will need to make its mind up by the end of the year at the latest, we'd wager. More news as we get it...


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Maybe they can rewrite the script to contain elephants and hire Michael Bay.

Heh heh, I appreciate the reason for this piece, but it does seems a bit odd to report that something HASNT happened.

In this case, it had already been widely reported that it was a done deal, so it's probably worth mentioning that it is--in fact--not.

For some people that's a little ray of hope.

I hope this guy isn't involved. He's a 9/11 truther and believes that the Sandy Hook shootings were a false flag. He's also a really bad hack writer.

1. I also hate Orci, but specifically because he is a shitty artist.

2. There is literally nothing wrong with wanting a second, impartial investigation into the events of 9/11.

Please...after walking out of Age of Extinction, I expected every building I saw to just blow up. No more Michael Bay for a while...

The damage to star trek is allready done by abrams and co, so making orci director is just the last shot at star trek

Good. The little creep is getting some pushback. Beg Joe Cornish to do it and bring the charm and fun back to Trek, Orci is just a nasty little conspiratorial blowhard who has never written a decent script or directed a single film. Go direct TV for a few years or make an indie film and EARN it, Orci.

Mainly reported by himself to cock-block other directors. Orci doesn't know how to play this game when his daddy is off playing with Star Wars figures...

oh for christs sake, GIVE HIM A CHANCE PEOPLE!!! maybe star trek 3 will be good,

So there's still hope it won't be Orci. I can only hope.

This isn't a great site to talk about this stuff...but the idea that 9/11 needs to be investigated as a potential inside job is ridiculous. It was AQ led by Bin Laden. The evidence is overwhelming.

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