With Jonathan Frakes’ name coming up from the fans for the director’s chair for Star Trek 3 -or 13 – (here), Roberto Orci, who was attached to direct, has made his position pretty clear.
Talking in the forums of Trek Movie, Orci has stated that he’s not directing but “I will be very involved :-)”.
Another rumour has the plot revolving around time travel, which he quickly put to rest: “No time travel was ever considered, fyi”.
When another user asked him why he was stepping down: “you seem to have forgotten Kirk’s advice to Picard: “Don’t let them do ANYTHING to take you out of that chairs. Because while you’re there, you can make a difference,” Orci seemed to hint that there is something else on the horizon: “Have not forgotten. On the contrary, factored into decision. There are bigger chairs to consider”.
Whatever he’s getting at, it’s clear that he is no longer in the Captain’s chair…
Source: Den Of Geek