Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci Return to Write ‘Star Trek 3’

Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci

J.J. Abrams returning to produce.

After briefly looking at other writers to pen the next installment, Paramount has gone back to Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci to write the next “Star Trek” movie.

J.J. Abrams is in negotiations to return as a producer but will not direct this pic — since he’s directing the next “Star Wars” film, the studio is forced to look elsewhere.

Kurtzman and Orci penned the last two pics, which have grossed more than $800 million worldwide.

The studio had looked at possibly giving the assignment to another writing duo, including “X-Men: First Class” scribes Ashley Edward Miller and Zack Stentz, but ultimately went back to Kurtzman and Orci for the job.

The studio will now look for a director.

Kurtzman and Orci are repped by CAA,

The Hollywood Reporter broke the news.

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  1. I think they deserved a chance to complete their Origin tales, wih the crew finally starting the 5 year mission now/ As we don’t have to wait for JJ, let’s get this one out in 2 years, not 4 please. Oh and it is a shame Edgar Wright is probably too, busy, as he would have been an interesting choice.

  2. harry georgatos says:

    INTO DARKNESS is a very much an underrated movie that will even expand it’s audience on home entertainment. Kurtzman and Orci have done a great job with the first two and should even expand this universe into a complete trilogy.

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