Roberto Orci No Longer Directing Star Trek 3

Roberto Orci No Longer Directing Star Trek 3

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Roberto Orci will only produce Star Trek 3 moving forward, leaving the director's chair open for JJ Abrams' rebooted franchise.

It was only last May that Roberto Orci was given the director's chair for Star Trek 3, since JJ Abrams found himself occupied with other things. But now, mere months later, Orci is stepping down from the position, letting someone else take the helm for a 2016 release.

Orci previously wrote the first two films of the series, but this would have been his directorial debut. That said, he won't be leaving the franchise behind entirely: Orci is staying on board as producer. This is the latest in a string of departures for the controversial writer, who backed away from Sony's Spider-Man franchise in July and the Power Rangers reboot last September.

The big question now is who will take the lead on Star Trek 3. Currently rumored to be at the top of the short list is Edgar Wright, who previously directed Shaun of the Dead and The World's End, and was lined up for Marvel's Ant-Man until last May.

Source: Deadline

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We will still have to contend with his conspiracy insanity?

I'd take Edgar Wright over Orci any day. This makes me quite a bit more optimistic for the future of this film, actually.

Doopliss64:
I'd take Edgar Wright over Orci any day. This makes me quite a bit more optimistic for the future of this film, actually.

I feel the same way.

Oh, please get Edgar Wright! That would make my day!

He'd be a major upgrade over Orci!

Doopliss64:
I'd take Edgar Wright over Orci any day. This makes me quite a bit more optimistic for the future of this film, actually.

As far as I know, Orci's still the screenwriter, so don't celebrate just yet.

Best news I've heard for this rebooted franchise in quite a while. Just a pity he's still writing the script. Now if only he and his former writing partners would announce they're retiring altogether, that would be truly fantastic.

Seriously, has Orci or Alex Kurtzman ever actually written a good script? All of the movies they've worked on have been incoherently written garbage. JJ Abrams at least is a competent director, if at times he can be more than a little obnoxious (yes, the lens flares and "mystery box" bullsh*t). Orci and Kurtzman just seem to fail upwards constantly.

Oh thank heavens, say it's so, please tell me mien eyes don't deceive me.

STENDEC1:
Best news I've heard for this rebooted franchise in quite a while. Just a pity he's still writing the script. Now if only he and his former writing partners would announce they're retiring altogether, that would be truly fantastic.

Seriously, has Orci or Alex Kurtzman ever actually written a good script? All of the movies they've worked on have been incoherently written garbage. JJ Abrams at least is a competent director, if at times he can be more than a little obnoxious (yes, the lens flares and "mystery box" bullsh*t). Orci and Kurtzman just seem to fail upwards constantly.

I think that script might be going into the same garbage can Orci got tossed in. Matter of fact, the script might be the reason he got his walking papers. Got the news from Badass Digest.

http://badassdigest.com/2014/12/05/star-trek-3-may-be-saved-as-orci-exits/

Warms my heart to know that Hollywood, while a slow learner, has finally figured out that Roberto Orci just plain sucks balls at what he does. Now if they would only give Alex Kurtzman the boot to the ass and shown the exit.

Mr. Q:

STENDEC1:
Best news I've heard for this rebooted franchise in quite a while. Just a pity he's still writing the script. Now if only he and his former writing partners would announce they're retiring altogether, that would be truly fantastic.

Seriously, has Orci or Alex Kurtzman ever actually written a good script? All of the movies they've worked on have been incoherently written garbage. JJ Abrams at least is a competent director, if at times he can be more than a little obnoxious (yes, the lens flares and "mystery box" bullsh*t). Orci and Kurtzman just seem to fail upwards constantly.

I think that script might be going into the same garbage can Orci got tossed in. Matter of fact, the script might be the reason he got his walking papers. Got the news from Badass Digest.

http://badassdigest.com/2014/12/05/star-trek-3-may-be-saved-as-orci-exits/

Warms my heart to know that Hollywood, while a slow learner, has finally figured out that Roberto Orci just plain sucks balls at what he does. Now if they would only give Alex Kurtzman the boot to the ass and shown the exit.

Edgar Wright could be awesome...if the script really has been turfed. And if he can resist any knowing-winkery stuff with Simon Pegg. And if the new scriptwriter understands why the previous two movies were a shit sandwich followed by an entire picnic of shit.

I'm taking over. Don't worry guys, I know exactly what the audience wants and I aim to deliver. There will be plenty of lense flare and some serious bro-mance between Kirk and Spock which may even lead into some full on homosexual love. It's going to be fantastic and exactly what everyone wants. I'm even casting Zach Galifianakis to play Jean Luc Picard.

Don't know who that is, or who the others people are mentioning in the replies.

All I know is I'm internally mixed about this series.

I love Star Trek. I like the new movies and the cast overall. However I can't buy the silly way this alternate timeline got started in the first place.

Nero's stupid little ship was grossly over exaggerated and there is no way it could have pulled off the things it did. It wasn't from THAT far in the future to make a MINING SHIP whoop ass like a Borg Cube.

BoogieManFL:
Don't know who that is, or who the others people are mentioning in the replies.

If you haven't seen any of the movies by Edgar Wright, fix that!

Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Scott Pilgrim, The World's End, The Spaced Tv Series are all just fantastic!

If Edgar Wright ends up directing this movie, it'll be the best thing to happen to this franchise in a really long time!

Thank god. Orci really really really sucks.
I was not looking forward to him just completely ruining what has until now been a pretty good version of Star Trek.

OhgodpleasemakeitEdgarWright

*coughs*

PLEASE GET EDGAR WRIGHT OH GOD PLEASE!

That would be the best possible outcome *_*

But he's staying on as a producer. He's gotta make sure his magic blood fetish is still appeased somehow.

I saw that "Yay!" before the edit! BIAS BIAS BIAS BLRFGHL
Jurnrlizmmmmm

No Abrams ehind the wheel and no Orci writing? God, what will people hate about this movie now?

Conner42:

BoogieManFL:
Don't know who that is, or who the others people are mentioning in the replies.

If you haven't seen any of the movies by Edgar Wright, fix that!

Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Scott Pilgrim, The World's End, The Spaced Tv Series are all just fantastic!

If Edgar Wright ends up directing this movie, it'll be the best thing to happen to this franchise in a really long time!

I like some of those movies, but that's not the tone I want in Star Trek. I'd rather bring back Nimoy, Meyer or Frakes who have experience making great Trek Films. The pace needs to be slowed and less 'flashy' with more meaty sci-fi substance. Abrams turned the franchise into a kiddie carnival, all flashing lights and thrills with no emotional or intellectual core. But Orci is now producing, so we can forget about that idea.

Norithics:
I saw that "Yay!" before the edit! BIAS BIAS BIAS BLRFGHL
Jurnrlizmmmmm

Now now, that only counts if women are involved.

Blood Brain Barrier:

Conner42:

BoogieManFL:
Don't know who that is, or who the others people are mentioning in the replies.

If you haven't seen any of the movies by Edgar Wright, fix that!

Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Scott Pilgrim, The World's End, The Spaced Tv Series are all just fantastic!

If Edgar Wright ends up directing this movie, it'll be the best thing to happen to this franchise in a really long time!

I like some of those movies, but that's not the tone I want in Star Trek. I'd rather bring back Nimoy, Meyer or Frakes who have experience making great Trek Films. The pace needs to be slowed and less 'flashy' with more meaty sci-fi substance. Abrams turned the franchise into a kiddie carnival, all flashing lights and thrills with no emotional or intellectual core. But Orci is now producing, so we can forget about that idea.

I was thinking about this after re-watching "Darmok", from Next Generation. I think of that episode (short version: Enterprise encounters a species that speaks entirely in mythological and historical references) as the quintessential Star Trek story. Not the best, but the perfect example of what Trek does well. And I really can't imagine the reboot crew doing anything like that. I like the reboot well enough, but it's just a shiny sci-fi action adventure rather than a true "Star Trek" successor.

SlightlyEvil:

Blood Brain Barrier:

Conner42:
If you haven't seen any of the movies by Edgar Wright, fix that!

Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Scott Pilgrim, The World's End, The Spaced Tv Series are all just fantastic!

If Edgar Wright ends up directing this movie, it'll be the best thing to happen to this franchise in a really long time!

I like some of those movies, but that's not the tone I want in Star Trek. I'd rather bring back Nimoy, Meyer or Frakes who have experience making great Trek Films. The pace needs to be slowed and less 'flashy' with more meaty sci-fi substance. Abrams turned the franchise into a kiddie carnival, all flashing lights and thrills with no emotional or intellectual core. But Orci is now producing, so we can forget about that idea.

I was thinking about this after re-watching "Darmok", from Next Generation. I think of that episode (short version: Enterprise encounters a species that speaks entirely in mythological and historical references) as the quintessential Star Trek story. Not the best, but the perfect example of what Trek does well. And I really can't imagine the reboot crew doing anything like that. I like the reboot well enough, but it's just a shiny sci-fi action adventure rather than a true "Star Trek" successor.

I'd be more than happy with a movie-length "Darmok" at this stage. It was one of my fave TNG episodes because of how it put you in Picard's position of solving an intriguing mystery on which depended peace between two races. When I put it like that it sounds a lot like The Undiscovered Country, probably because it's pure sci-fi and pure idealistic Trek which hooked you without the need for mindless action. It's important to keep it simple like the best Trek movies and Orci's writing is too convoluted.

Hurray Hurray Hurray. And the world was saved from damnation cause one bad director was taken off the helm of one of the most iconic nerd franchises ever. Hurray. Rejoice and be merry. The world is saved.

Captcha: Peanut butter. Yes drown them all in peanut butter.

Li Mu:
I'm taking over. Don't worry guys, I know exactly what the audience wants and I aim to deliver. There will be plenty of lense flare and some serious bro-mance between Kirk and Spock which may even lead into some full on homosexual love. It's going to be fantastic and exactly what everyone wants. I'm even casting Zach Galifianakis to play Jean Luc Picard.

I would totally watch this. Except for the Zach Galifianakis picard bit.

... he needs to be playing Old Kirk. Get it right.

And if only they could get Berman & Braga on board then it's Christmas for me as well. But that's hoping for a real miracle, lol.

Really? I didn't realize that the first two Star Trek reboot movies even had a writer. I thought they just got all the actors drunk and then chopped together the results into a flimsy plot.

Cpt. Slow:
And if only they could get Berman & Braga on board then it's Christmas for me as well. But that's hoping for a real miracle, lol.

Honestly, I hope they don't come back, not unless their time away from the franchise has given them some fresh ideas. I despise the new movies with the firey passion of a thousand suns, but even though I quite liked Enterprise and there are a fair few episodes of Voyager I think were quite good, it has to be admitted that the TV shows were running out of steam a bit by the end there. DS9 was a mixed bag, but the longer it went on the more it drifted away from what made me enjoy Trek in the first place - the idea that we can be better than we are - because they needed more opportunities to make the Defiant go pew pew. Voyager and Enterprise both ended up just rehashing plotlines from TNG, sometimes that went fairly well(The Doctor's ripoff of Data's "what is life?" arc was great fun, particularly once 7 of 9 got involved), most of the time it didn't.

Honestly that's why I'm not that stoked for this kickstarted semi-official project that Russ etc are pushing, their response seems to be to have drifted even further down the late-DS9 path of GrimDark, and that's something that I like in Trek as an occasional flavour episode, not the main course.

Personally I'm hoping for a Tribbles movie.

Cpt. Slow:
And if only they could get Berman & Braga on board then it's Christmas for me as well. But that's hoping for a real miracle, lol.

Are you -insane-? Did you see Nemesis?

I don't see how there can even be a Star Trek three after they pretty much broke the whole premise of Star Trek in episode 2. They basically have to reboot the whole thing again.

Is "future Kirk" going to be in it?

Looking at Orci's filmography, I'm happy to see him kept at a distance from any film. The only movie from the list I like is Watchmen, and the writing for that was predominantly set by the time he was brought in. As big as the Star Trek movies are in terms of box office, it seems foolhardy to have put someone with as little experience as Orci in the director's seat. A competent move by Sony.

Joos:
I don't see how there can even be a Star Trek three after they pretty much broke the whole premise of Star Trek in episode 2. They basically have to reboot the whole thing again.

Watch them bring in the original cast to tell Pine & Co that they've come to repair the damage the reboot cast has done to the timestream.

 

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