Back in April, we reported to you that Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, the writers behind the first two Transformers films and Star Trek reboot films, were splitting up their very lucrative writing partnership in order to begin directing. A few weeks later, we noted that Orci, who holds no experience in directing whatsoever, was pushing Paramount to allow him his first-time directing gig—helming the megabudget third Star Trek film. Paramount seemed a little wary as, again, Orci has no directing experience at all, let alone the chops it would take to direct a special-effects-heavy action film with a budget likely to be in the $150-180 million range.
And then, in their continuing efforts to seemingly water down the franchise into nothingness, Paramount relented yesterday and announced Orci would indeed direct the third Star Trek film in the rebooted continuity.
If there is a silver lining to be found here, it’s the hope that Star Trek 3 will be so bad, so mismanaged, that Paramount will be forced to let the reboot continuity die off like a gangrenous limb. Seriously—Orci, Paramount? Orci?
What do you think of the Star Trek news?