×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

‘Star Trek 3’ Recruits Writers to Join Roberto Orci

J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay are on board to co-write

J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay will co-write “Star Trek 3” along with Roberto Orci, who penned the previous two installments for Skydance and Paramount Pictures.

Paramount and Skydance were at one point in talks with “Attack the Block” helmer Joe Cornish, but he is no longer involved.

As of now the film has no logline or start date but the studio hopes for a 2016 release. All of the main cast including Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto are expected to return.

J.J. Abrams will produce along with his producing partner Bryan Burke and Skydance’s David Ellison.

Abrams, who directed the last two, will not direct this one as he is already committed to direct the next “Star Wars” film for Disney.

Payne and McKay have ties to Abrams, most recently penning the Bad Robot pic “Boilerplate,” which is still in development.

The two are repped by UTA and Kaplan/Perrone Entertainment.

More Film

  • Cicely Tyson accepts her honorary Oscar

    Governors Awards: Cicely Tyson, Kathleen Kennedy Receive Honorary Oscars

    J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay will co-write “Star Trek 3” along with Roberto Orci, who penned the previous two installments for Skydance and Paramount Pictures. Paramount and Skydance were at one point in talks with “Attack the Block” helmer Joe Cornish, but he is no longer involved. As of now the film has no logline […]

  • Colombia’s Macondo Academy Award Winners, 2018

    ‘Killing Jesus’ Wins Big at Colombia’s 2018 Macondo Academy Awards

    J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay will co-write “Star Trek 3” along with Roberto Orci, who penned the previous two installments for Skydance and Paramount Pictures. Paramount and Skydance were at one point in talks with “Attack the Block” helmer Joe Cornish, but he is no longer involved. As of now the film has no logline […]

  • ‘Free Solo’ Tops Kendal Mountain Festival,

    ‘Free Solo’ Tops Kendal Mountain Festival

    J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay will co-write “Star Trek 3” along with Roberto Orci, who penned the previous two installments for Skydance and Paramount Pictures. Paramount and Skydance were at one point in talks with “Attack the Block” helmer Joe Cornish, but he is no longer involved. As of now the film has no logline […]

  • Olivier Awards 2016

    Judi Dench to Be Honored at British Independent Film Awards

    J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay will co-write “Star Trek 3” along with Roberto Orci, who penned the previous two installments for Skydance and Paramount Pictures. Paramount and Skydance were at one point in talks with “Attack the Block” helmer Joe Cornish, but he is no longer involved. As of now the film has no logline […]

  • ‘Act of Killing’s’ Final Cut for

    Frida and Lasse Barkfors Pitch 'School Shooters' At IDFA Forum

    J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay will co-write “Star Trek 3” along with Roberto Orci, who penned the previous two installments for Skydance and Paramount Pictures. Paramount and Skydance were at one point in talks with “Attack the Block” helmer Joe Cornish, but he is no longer involved. As of now the film has no logline […]

  • IDFA: ‘Dawn’ Director Carmen Torres on

    IDFA: Colombia’s Carmen Torres’ Talks IDFA Doc ‘Dawn’

    J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay will co-write “Star Trek 3” along with Roberto Orci, who penned the previous two installments for Skydance and Paramount Pictures. Paramount and Skydance were at one point in talks with “Attack the Block” helmer Joe Cornish, but he is no longer involved. As of now the film has no logline […]

  • VENOM

    China Box Office: 'Venom' Enjoys Spectacular $87 Million Second Weekend

    J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay will co-write “Star Trek 3” along with Roberto Orci, who penned the previous two installments for Skydance and Paramount Pictures. Paramount and Skydance were at one point in talks with “Attack the Block” helmer Joe Cornish, but he is no longer involved. As of now the film has no logline […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content