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Roberto Orci set to direct Star Trek 3

May 14th, 2014 by Irwin Fletcher Comments

After weeks of rumblings and reports that he was the frontrunner, sources have told Variety that Skydance and Paramount have tapped Roberto Orci to direct Star Trek 3.

Orci had been campaigning to replace J.J. Abrams as director for some time. Since Abrams is busy with directing  Star Wars, he will only be producing the film.

This comes after Orci parted company with longtime partner Alex Kurtzman (though they continue to work together on TV projects).

Having previously written both of the new Star Trek films, Orci is joined by screenwriters Patrick McKay and J.D. Payne, on the script for Star Trek 3.

Plot details are unknown but the cast, which includes Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto, are expected to return. There’s no release date for the film yet, but the franchise will be celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2016.

Source: Variety

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