It’s Official: Roberto Orci Tabbed To Direct Star Trek 3
It’s official. Now that director JJ Abrams has moved on to the “Star Wars” franchise, Roberto Orci has been handed the directing reins of the other cosmic film franchise and will oversee “Star Trek 3” for Paramount Studios. Orci was a writer and producer for both previous films in the rebooted “Star Trek” film franchise and will make his directorial debut in the third installment which is also expected to see the return of Chris Pine (Captain Kirk) and Zachary Quinto (Mr. Spock).
“Star Trek 3” is expected to have a late 2015 or early 2016 release date.