Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Variety: Roberto Orci Tapped to Direct Star Trek 3
Variety is reporting that Roberto Orci has been chosen by Paramount to direct Star Trek 3. The co-writer of all three Trek films was considered a frontrunner and had been campaigning for the job. Paramount and Abrams' Bad Robot have not officially confirmed the news but doubt Variety would report something straightforward without confirmation from executive level within one of the companies. Here is to hoping that Orci's history of high concept, poor execution movies was more the result of appeasing his writing and directing partners rather than a sign of his own storytelling limitations.