Roberto Orci Wants to Direct STAR TREK 3

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Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, the producing/writing duo behind some of the biggest blockbusters such as The Amazing Spider-Man and Star Trek franchises are reportedly breaking up their big-screen writing and producing partnership so that each can focus on directing.

Kurtzman is already attached to direct the Spider-Man spinoff film Venom for Sony, while Orci is heavily lobbying to helm the upcoming thirteenth Star Trek feature film, which will come out during Star Trek‘s 50th anniversary.

The Block‘s Joe Cornish was in the running to helm Star Trek 3, but is no longer in contention. Paramount Pictures isn’t totally on board with this despite Orci has the full support of Bad Robot. Orci is already co-writing the movie with Patrick McKay and John D. Payne, but he doesn’t have a feature under his belt as a director. On the other hand, Kurtzman previously directed the indie drama People Like Us.

They’ll still make TV shows, and some of the projects the two already have in development together, such as Spider-Man 3.

There are also a large number of people who don’t love their approach to fan properties, so this is the good news for them.

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