Friday, December 6, 2013
Two New Writers Tapped for Star Trek 3
While reports a few months ago indicated that the team of Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman were coming back to write Star Trek 3, it seems that was only half right. The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Kurtzman is out and a new duo of J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay are joining Ocri on writing the script for Star Trek 3. Nope I have not heard of either of them and can absolutely nothing about them online about their writing history except they adapted the unreleased Boilerplate graphic novel a few years ago. Since two unknowns, kind of hard to even hazard half a guess is this is good news or bad news for the franchise. Clearly Orci, being the old hand at tentpole movies with around 6 to his credit, is there to help guide them through the process. Probably doesn't hurt that he is a bonafide Trekker so can help guide the pair through the more Trek-centric aspects of the movie. As always, time will tell how this will turn out. For now the goal is to get Star Trek 3 out by 2016, in time for the 50th Anniversary of the franchise.