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

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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