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Roberto Orci Wants To Direct Star Trek 3
And he's splitting up his writing partnership with Alex Kurtzman

23 April 2014  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Variety

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After writing as a unit for more than a decade and turning into something of a production company powerhouse/hive mind, Star Trek scribes Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci have decided to call it quits. No, snark fans, they’re not quitting the biz but merely focusing on separate film projects, which in Kurtzman’s case means negotiating to direct Amazing Spider-spin-off Venom and in Orci’s, lobbying to sit in the big chair for Star Trek 3.

The directorial news is not that surprising. Kurtzman, after all, already has one credit under his belt with indie People Like Us and both have worked on more than enough huge movies to learn a thing or two. But while we can see Sony handing the lower-risk Venom on to a relative newcomer in the director’s chair, it might be a harder sell for Paramount to pull a Starfleet and give control of one of its franchise jewels to a man who, like Chris Pine’s Kirk, has no experience directly running the show.

Star Trek 3, which Orci is writing with Patrick McKay and John D. Payne, has been the subject of much speculation over who might direct it now that J.J Abrams is a bit busy in another galaxy far, far away. Attack The Block’s Joe Cornish was seriously considered but long appears to have turned down the idea. Orci would be a bigger risk, but in his favour has his franchise writing credits and vast experience running TV shows.

Talking of the small screen, it appears that while the pair – who have mutually and amicably decided to separate their creative partnership – will split their developing film projects between them, they will likely keep the TV side of their business united.


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RE: Can't write. Won't direct.
L: MarDev I love the fact that you've got an Expendables 2 quote. It shows what poor taste you have in movies and makes my point at the same time. And I say that as a Star Trek fan. What a surprise a poster who can't take the fact the somebody disagrees whith them what a shocker. As for my poor taste in films well I like what I like that includes the Transformes films. Let's see what you like. More

Posted by NCC1701A at 08:26 on 24 April 2014 | Report This Post

RE: Can't write. Won't direct.
I love the fact that you've got an Expendables 2 quote. It shows what poor taste you have in movies and makes my point at the same time. And I say that as a Star Trek fan. More

Posted by MarDev at 21:33 on 23 April 2014 | Report This Post

Hmmm
Remember when David Goyer took over the reins on Blade Trinity?! A good writer does not necessarily make a good director.... More

Posted by Bobby TwoTimes at 15:25 on 23 April 2014 | Report This Post

RE: Can't write. Won't direct.
L: MarDev These guys are the worst writers around. Give them each a sinister six spin off but let someone decent take on Star Trek please. These clowns worked on transformers!. In fact, let's reboot Star Trek altogether. t two were shit.] So says you. I quite enjoyed the last two, Star Trek into Darkness was my favourite film of last year. And I say that as a Star Trek fan. More

Posted by NCC1701A at 10:52 on 23 April 2014 | Report This Post

Can't write. Won't direct.
These guys are the worst writers around. Give them each a sinister six spin off but let someone decent take on Star Trek please. These clowns worked on transformers!. In fact, let's reboot Star Trek altogether. The last two were shit. More

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