Paramount Replacing Roberto Orci as ‘Star Trek 3’ Director

By Rochelle Paula Carino | 2 years ago
Paramount Replacing Roberto Orci as ‘Star Trek 3’ Director

Paramount could be restarting the plans for the third installment of the “Star Trek” reboot as they are replacing Roberto Orci in the director’s chair. Read on to learn more about this scoop.

Former “Star Trek” helmsman J. J. Abrams is topping the viewer count charts when he recently released the teaser for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” However, looking back to the way things were, the director initially worked to bring a different galactic franchise into the big screen as he headed the two franchises “Star Trek” and “Star Trek: Intro the Darkness.” Despite the positive remarks the film garnered, he has now moved on and passed the crown to his co-writer and the film’s producer Roberto Orci, who has long been speculated to direct the third installment of the franchise. After the confirmation, the film’s recurring actors voiced out their opinions on how he is the rightful one for the role and the production even targeted its release in time for “Star Trek’s” 50th anniversary. Just when we all thought everything is positively constructed for the pre-production of the film, rumors are breaking out that the successor will be overturning his claim for the director chair.


As reported by Screen Rant, BadAss Digest released the explosive but unconfirmed scoop regarding Paramount’s decision to restart the entire production plan to scratch. As it would seem, they appeared to have not liked the script that Orci created, which led them to making such a shocking and abrupt decision to replace their helmsman.

“My sources tell me that the script Orci was working on saw the Enterprise, the Vulcans and a new alien race competing to get a time travel device. The Vulcans want to go back and stop the destruction of their planet, and the time travel schtick is what would allow Chris Pine and William Shatner to share the screen,” shared by Devin Faraci of BadAss Digest. It was then followed by an update regarding the shutting down of the entire production which happened last month. This basically meant that they sent home “all the design people” as they heavily contemplated over the rightful direction of the film’s screenplay.

In light of such matter, Cinema Blend highlighted how initial helmsman for “Ant-Man” Edgar Wright is actually part of the shortlist to replace Orci as director, with Orci probably retaining the producer position. If such rumors were true, will Paramount then be able to patch things up before their targeted production on the spring of 2015? We shall see.

That concludes our scoop regarding the replacement of “Star Trek 3’s” director. Keep  tabs on Movie News Guide (MNG) for more updates on upcoming films.

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