Kurtzman And Orci Will Pen Star Trek 3: Rumors On The New Director Surface
Star Trek will boldly go where its gone twice before. It is being reported today that writers Alan Kurtzman and Roberto Orci are in negotiations to write the third entry into J.J. Abrams‘ Star Trek universe. The two writers worked on the previous installments with Abrams, who will serve as a producer on the upcoming film through Bad Robot. The Hollywood Reporter also state that Star Trek Into Darkness co-writer Damon Lindelof will not be involved with the film at all.
On top of the script news, a rumor about the director filling Abrams‘ shoes has emerged. Kellvin Chavez at Latino-Review has heard that one of the top contenders to helm the next movie will be G.I. Joe Retalliation director Jon M. Chu. With Abrams only being able to serve as a producer due to his Star Wars VII obligations, Abrams and company are working hard to find someone to hand the franchise off to. Chu could possibly work on the next G.I. Joe flick and already has a He-Man film in the works. I believe he may be on the list, but I’d take this rumor with a grain of salt for now.
We know that Abrams won’t direct, Kurtzman and Orci will write the script, and the search is on for a new director. Of course the film is shrouded in secrecy for now, but it seems like the next adventure may deal with the Klingons. Paramount and Skydance are very eager to get the third film out in 2016 to coincide with the 50th Anniversary of the show. If that’s their plan, and things are being fast tracked, we’ll hear more on Trek 3 in the coming months. What do you think about Kurtzman and Orci coming back for a third time? Could you get behind Jon M. Chu as Abrams‘ successor?