‘Star Trek 3’ Director Confirms Completion of Movie Script’s First Draft

By Rochelle Paula Carino | 2 years ago
‘Star Trek 3’ Director Confirms Completion of Movie Script’s First Draft

Star Trek 3” new director Roberto Orci, who previously worked as a writer and producer for “Star Trek” and “Star Trek Into Darkness,” confirmed that the first draft for the upcoming movie is now complete.  Read on to learn more about the scoop.

Former director J.J. Abrams has been busy making waves as the director of another galactic movie “Star Wars: Episode VII” but the appointed new director of the “Star Trek” franchise


The director made a very spontaneous comment in Trek Movie that reported about his partnership with Kurtzman that involves producing numerous monster movies for Universal Pictures.

Out of the blue, he simply announced with the username boborci, “P & M & I wrote, “fade out” yesterday on first draft. things are moving.” It was then followed – up with a confirmation “First draft is done.” wrote Orci in the Trek Movie website.

Obviously the post was meant to be announced in lieu of the “Star Trek” franchise with the way the director wrote, “P & M & I” which meant Payne, McKay and himself – the three main collaborators of the creation of the film’s first draft. This now marks their submission of the accomplished first draft to Paramount and seeing if their feedback is positive towards it. If this goes into great affects, the studio will then give a green light for the start of the production phase.

So much has changed for the franchise as majority of its pre – production key holders have become heads of different movies and this caused a drastic shift for the franchise.

In Screen Rant’s feature, the previous writer/producer of the “Star Trek” franchise collaborated with Patrick McKay and J.D. Payne, the duo who are also working on Twentieth Fox Century’s reboot of “Flash Gordon,” in the creative construction of the first draft of the script.

They are basically the ones who are replacing the position of Alex Kurtzman and Damon Lindelof. Kurtzman honorably declined for the position as he is currently in preparation to direct the upcoming reboot of Universal’s “The Mummy,” whereas Lindelof is also engaged in running his HBO series entitled “The Leftovers.”

According to We Got This Covered, Orci is now greatly involved in all three of the movies of the “Star Trek” franchise. He hopes to be able to deliver the movie in ways to retain the glory of the first two films. With the way he has first handed witnessed Abrams direct “Star Trek” and “Star Trek: Into the Darkness” and seeing the works of the filming from a producer’s vantage point, the first time feature length director is positive that he is able to point out where the challenges lie and where the fun is applied.

On such notes, Paramount is setting the film’s release just in time for “Star Trek’s” 50th anniversary on the year 2016.

That concludes the latest update for the third installment of the “Star Trek” franchise. Continue to keep tabs on Movie News Guide (MNG) for the current happenings in the entertainment industry.


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