Star Trek 3 Searching for a Director

Star Trek 3 Searching for a Director

With JJ’s departure from the JJ-verse Star Trek film series to Star Wars Episode VII, Star Trek 3 was tasked with finding a new director and quickly slotted in long-time Abrams collaborator Roberto Orci.  

Orci is a high profile writer in Hollywood these days and has worked on a number of projects with JJ including Alias, Mission Impossible 3, Fringe, and of court both Star Trek and Star Trek: Into Darkness. But a director? Not something he’d done before and the decision turned a few heads.

Star Trek 3 is targeting a 2016 release which will coincide with the franchise’s 50 year anniversary however once again the project is without a director. Orci has confirmed that he’s no longer attached to direct, though he’ll still be involved in a producing and writing role.

Interacting with fans online as he’s been known to do, Orci made the following comments;

I will be very involved

Still excited to make Trek 3

We’ll find the right director!

There’s little indicating why Orci is no longer directing, but with a planned 2016 release and a long post-production schedule, Star Trek 3 will need to get things moving quickly so expect a director announcement soon!

Leith spent most of his formative years growing up on the coastal fringes of Western Australia without a cinema in sight. There he grew up on the wonders of home rentals before relocating to Perth and gaining access to a proper cinematic experience just in time for the Star Wars Special Edition re-releases. From there Leith's love of movies expanded to volunteering on a Star Wars fan film, reviewing films, writing about film news, and attending film and pop-culture related conventions on the other side of the world. Leith's favourite films are too many to mention but all start with the Star Wars saga, Back to the Future, the Dark Knight trilogy, Indiana Jones, Lord of the Rings and all things Kevin Smith. With an insatiable appetite for all things pop-culture related Leith also has an unhealthy addiction to the world of comics and can often be found buried under a pile of unread back issues madly trying to catch up on a number of titles coming out from mostly DC and Darkhorse.