The original crew of the Enterprise was meant to embark upon a “five year mission” into space, but so far, we still have Captain Kirk, fratty, inexplicably-unkillable Earth-bound jerk. Orci's promise is to shoot the series into the stars and explore new worlds, the sort of thing that's got to be interesting to people who know, and largely don't care for, Orci's work.
We've been hearing speculation for weeks now, and it was recently revealed that he was the frontrunner in the race, but now it has reportedly been made official: Roberto Orci will be making his directorial debut helming the untitled sequel to Star Trek Into Darkness, which is for now simply being called Star Trek 3.
After many rumors suggesting this was a possibility, Orci is the frontrunner for the coveted job of taking over for JJ Abrams in piloting the USS Enterprise for Star Trek 3. Orci and Kurtzman helped shape this franchise, which has so far grossed $852 million in worldwide receipts, penning the first two typically-complex but still dopey screenplays.
When it comes to blockbuster filmmaking, writer/producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci have seemingly always come together as a package deal. First working together in the late 1990s as writers on the TV series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, they took their act to the big screen in 2005 with Michael Bay's The Island and have been Hollywood mainstays for big-budget summer action ever since.
Were you excited about Attack The Block director Joe Cornish putting his distincitive stamp on the Star Trek universe? Well, if you were, get unexcited immediately because that’s no longer going to happen.
The original cast is still under contract. And there are plenty of stories to tell in this universe, obviously. Pick the right one, hand it to the right director, and Chris Pine and crew can make 10 more Star Trek movies … before we’ll have to figure out how to reboot it all over again.
Sci-fi fans have known forever that you can't just step off the bridge of the Starship Enterprise and on to the Millennium Falcon, but J.J. Abrams has only now finally admitted it. The director of Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness is locked in and ready to start in January on Star Wars: Episode VII, and we've assumed since he first signed on that it meant he wouldn't be able to direct Star Trek 3
Chu is on the short list for directors of Star Trek 3. Also rumored for the sequel to Star Trek into Darkness are Attack the Block’s Joe Cornish, Fast & Furious 3-6 director Justin Lin, and Brad Bird, who made the incredible leap from animation helmer to live-action auteur with Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol.
Ashley Edward Miller and Zack Stentz are being eyed to pen the third installment of this rebooted sci-fi franchise. Together the pair might be best known for contributing to superhero scripts like Thor and X-Men: First Class. So, we can safely assume they have a solid base for scripting the kind of out of this world action sequences a Star Trek movie demands.
When it was announced that J.J. Abrams was chosen to helm the next entry in the still sprawling Star Wars franchise, it was largely assumed he would be too busy to continue on with the Star Trek franchise he'd successfully rebooted. However, Star Trek into Darkness's Mr. Spock says we shouldn't count Abrams out just yet.
Star Trek Into Darkness, the second entry in the J.J. Abrams-resurrected franchise, has been opening to thrilled audiences all around the world, while those of us in the US have been forced to wait until May 17th. But at least all the red carpet events are providing ample opportunities for cast and crew to spill some beans on what might be next.
When it was announced yesterday that J.J. Abrams has been selected as the director of Star Wars Episode VII, nerds around the world immediately began to question the decision...and with good reason. After all, Abrams was the director responsible for bringing Star Trek back to life in 2009 and as long as both franchises have existed their fans have been at war with one another.