STAR TREK 3 Could Be Directed By First-Timer Roberto Orci

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STAR TREK 3 Could Be Directed By First-Timer Roberto Orci
Satisfied to keep things within his tight-knit community of filmmakers and writers, The Wrap reports that J.J. Abrams has given his blessing to writer Roberto Orci to take the director's chair for Star Trek 3. Abrams will simply be too busy with Star Wars: Episode VII to take on another Star Trek film again. Sounds like he has chosen a side and stuck Orci with second choice. Heh. 

Long considered a front runner for the job, Orci is currently working on the screenplay with first-timers J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay. The report states that he is in negotiations for the coveted position.

Orci has a hefty portfolio. He has written screenplays for both new Star Trek films, both of the Amazing Spider-Man films. two Transformer films, and Cowboys & Aliens. This guy is Hollywood formula filmmaking through and through. 

According to the same report, Paramount has not commented on this development. 
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Matt BrownMay 14, 2014 12:39 PM

Best of luck to him, but from the outside this seems like an insane move on Paramount's part.

BongBongMay 18, 2014 8:49 AM

First-time credited director, but with enough time and experience on the set to give confidence to a major movie studio. Uh, yeah... I think you have no real reason for concern. The guy has been living and breathing movies and TV for many years. He's got this.