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Roberto Orci reportedly out as Star Trek 3 director

by on Dec.06, 2014, under Movies

Deadline reported last evening and then Variety seems to have confirmed that Paramount is kicking Roberto Orci out of the director’s chair for the Star Trek franchise.

The heir-apparent to J.J. Abrams, who left one franchise to take on Star Wars for Disney/Lucasfilm, apparently continued to butt heads with the studio over plans for the direction of the film/franchise (in one rumor I heard it involved a time machine gimmick that could have invalidated the events of the first two movies). He will remain on as a producer.

Paramount now needs to scramble to fill the center seat if they hope to still make a planned 2016 release. Rumors swirl about a short list already, with Trek fan Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) at the top of the list.


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