Roberto Orci Eying 'Star Trek 3' as His Directorial Debut


Roberto Orci


As his writing partner Alex Kurtzman is attached to direct 'Venom', Orci is pursuing 'Star Trek Into Darkness' sequel as his first directorial gig.

Roberto Orci is lobbying to direct "Star Trek 3", which he is scripting with Patrick McKay and John D. Payne. According to a scoop from Variety, producer J.J. Abrams who leaves directing seat to helm "Star Wars Episode 7" already gave his blessing for the writer to be at the helm.

Orci has been working in tandem with Alex Kurtzman, writing a number of Hollywood tentpole projects including "Mission: Impossible 3", the first two "Transformers" films, "The Amazing Spider-Man 2", the previous two "Star Trek" movies, and "The Amazing Spider-Man 3".

Now the writing and producing duo is reportedly splitting on the movie side to allow them to pursue separate feature careers as directors. However, the two who launched TV producing company K/O Paper Products in 2009 will remain together as a team on the small-screen business.

If Orci lands the "Star Trek 3" deal, it will mark his directorial debut in a feature film. Kurtzman, meanwhile, is attached to direct "Amazing Spider-Man" spin-off, "Venom (2017)", which he wrote with Orci and Ed Solomon. Kurtzman previously helmed indie drama "People Like Us".

Kurtzman was initially tapped to pen the screenplay for "Star Trek 3" along with Orci, but he then opted to sit out the scripting duty for the third installment. McKay and Payne were later brought in to help Orci finish the job. Joe Cornish, who is currently working on Marvel's "Ant-Man", is among the candidates to direct the third "Star Trek" film.

© AceShowbiz.com


MORE FROM NEWS

Leave a Comment

Required fields are marked with *

   

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. 'X-Men: Dark Phoenix' and Release Date Officially Announced
  2. 'Avatar' Sequels Release Dates Unveiled
  3. George and Amal Clooney Reportedly to Spend Over $1 M on a Royal-Like Delivery Experience
  4. Kim Kardashian Hits Back at Haters Over Her Unretouched Bikini Photos
  5. 'Dancing with the Stars' Features Shocking Elimination on 'Boy Bands and Girl Groups' Night
  6. Aaron Hernandez's Male Prison Lover Is Allegedly Revealed, Lawyer Denies Gay Rumor
  7. Kim and Kourtney Kardashian Flaunt Beach Bodies in Skimpy Bikinis During Mexican Trip
  8. Scott Disick Hangs Out With Khloe Kardashian Look-Alike in the Beverly Hills Hotel
  9. 'Deadpool 2' and 'New Mutants' Get Release Dates
  10. 'Delusional' Drake Is Still Not Over Rihanna, but She Won't Give Him Another Chance

CELEBS PHOTO