Kurtzman & Orci are breaking up; Orci wants to direct Trek 3


Who gets Sleepy Hollow?

If you're not familiar with the Alex Kurtzman/Roberto Orci team, you probably haven't been paying attention; the duo have their fingers in many a pot, including Xena: Warrior Princess, Fringe, Mission: Impossible III, and the first two Transformers movies, to name a few. After close to a decade of making enormous flicks together, the duo will be parting ways to focus on their individual projects. They're still working together when it comes to TV, but I'm willing to bet those are more hands-off projects.

Kurtzman is currently tapped to direct the upcoming Venom movie, and the upcoming Amazing Spider-Man 2 still has a Kurztman/Orci script. But going forward, the film world may never see a Kurtzman/Orci script ever again.

They've also worked with J.J. Abrams on the Star Trek reboot, and it appears that Orci got that franchise in the divorce. He'll be writing Star Trek 3 with Patrick McKay and John Payne, but that doesn't seem to be enough.

Orci is currently lobbying Paramount for the position of Trek 3 director, which is a horrendous idea on multiple levels. Sure, let the man who claimed the tragic Boston bombing was an inside job direct the latest installment of a culturally significant franchise! Why not give Avengers 3 to Alex Jones, while we're at it? Hey, let's skip the movies entirely and just go piss on Gene Roddenberry's grave!

[via: Variety]

You are logged out. Login | Sign up



Mike Cosimano
Mike CosimanoAssociate Editor   gamer profile

Mike Cosimano lives in East Aurora, New York, but goes to school all the way on the other side of the country. What a great idea. Hot Fuzz is his favorite movie ever made, but he claims The Iron... more + disclosures



Also on Flixist: Star Trek Beyond   (6)   From our database:

  • R.I.P. Anton Yelchin (1989 - 2016) - Geoff Henao
  • Listen, all y'all, it's the Star Trek Beyond trailer (aka The Fast and the Furious in Space) - Hubert Vigilla
  • First Star Trek Beyond trailer will play before Star Wars: The Force Awakens - Matt Liparota
  • Simon Pegg says Start Trek 3 script scrapped for being too Star Trek-y - Matthew Razak
  • Star Trek 3's villainy said to be provided by Idris Elba - Jackson Tyler
  • The Star Trek films have a lot of lens flares - Nick Valdez
  • Justin Lin to direct Star Trek 3 - Nick Valdez
  • William Shatner has a role in Star Trek 3 if he wants it - Matthew Razak
  • Bob Orci to direct Star Trek 3 - Mike Cosimano
  • More related stories
    Filed under... #Star Trek



    You're not expected to always agree, but do please keep cool and never make it personal. Report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our community team. Also, on the right side of a comment you can flag nasty comments anonymously (we ban users dishing bad karma). For everything else, contact us!