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Roberto Orci And Alex Kurtzman Set To Write Star Trek 3
They're making a deal for their third trip to the final frontier...

06 August 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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Roberto Orci And Alex Kurtzman Set To Write Star Trek 3

Though there has been some recent chatter over hailing frequencies about new writers coming aboard the third Star Trek film to help regulars Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman shoulder the burden, it appears Paramount would rather they find the time instead. The pair, who have written both previous movies, are in negotiations to craft the third.

Also in talks is a certain J.J. Abrams, but given that he’s going to be busy directing Star Wars Episode VII, the man who called the shots on Star Trek and Into Darkness is only acting as producer for the third voyage of Kirk and co.

Of course, Orci and Kurtzman returning doesn’t rule out other writers being brought in to collaborate.Surprisingly, however, we shouldn't expect Into Darkness’ Damon Lindelof to be on the list since, according to the Hollywood Reporter, he’s not likely to return. Paramount wants the Enterprise flying again as soon as it can to keep the franchise going, especially since Star Trek will turn 50 in 2016 - that's also a realistic-looking deadline for the third film's release date.

Orci and Kurtzman have plenty to keep them busy besides thinking up new ways to have Kirk and Spock squabble. They oversee several TV shows via their Kurtzman Orci Paper Products company including Hawaii Five-0, and the incoming Sleepy Hollow. They’ve also contributed drafts to Edge Of Tomorrow and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and are producing Ender’s Game, which is out on October 25.

The question of who'll direct the third Star Trek movie remains, of course, wide open. So who would you like to see? Abrams somehow pulling double duty? A franchise veteran stepping up? Or a complete newcomer beaming aboard?


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Something original Captain?
Lets hope the writers can come up with a refreshing new story this time instead of just a remake. Oh yeah and get rid of Simon Pegg!! More

Posted by darthmhall101 at 10:28 on 06 August 2013 | Report This Post

Really?
That's a shame! Well, third time lucky lads, in getting a story that is not generic. TIP 1: Try to avoid the trap of cliched villains flying around in big, black ships. TIP 2: Strange, new worlds. Exploration please. No more Earth! TIP 3: More McCoy. TIP 4: Less bangs and more smarts. TIP 5: No more space dives... Geez, three movies in a row. TIP 6: Tighten the story, so that there are no mighty gaping plot holes. Old Spock in a cave, in the right location to save Kirk. REALLY? TI More

Posted by El-Branden Brazil at 08:08 on 06 August 2013 | Report This Post

Really?
That's a shame! Well, third time lucky lads, in getting a story that is not generic. TIP 1: Try to avoid the trap of cliched villains flying around in big, black ships. TIP 2: Strange, new worlds. Exploration please. No more Earth! TIP 3: More McCoy. TIP 4: Less bangs and more smarts. TIP 5: No more space dives... Geez, three movies in a row. TIP 6: Tighten the story, so that there are no mighty gaping plot holes. Old Spock in a cave, in the right location to save Kirk. REALLY? TI More

Posted by El-Branden Brazil at 08:04 on 06 August 2013 | Report This Post

As only a modest hit (at least in the US) it felt like a new Trek film was in danger of falling into a development black hole, so this is great news. As to Orci and Kurtzman returning I also think this is very good news - they've taken a lot of flak, but I believe they have genuinely great respect for canon (even to the extent of poring over Star Trek novel) without being a slave to it - they know when to take risky liberties. They may not always pay off (Kirk's engine room trip) but like the ma More

Posted by herbertwest1701 at 07:56 on 06 August 2013 | Report This Post

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