It's been confirmed; Paramount has given the job of directing the third nu-Trek movie to suddenly single writer Roberto Orci. It will be his first time directing anything, although he did write the scripts for the first two movies with his ex-partner Alex Kurtzman.
Can he direct? Also, can he write something better than Star Trek Into Darkness? Which Orci will we be getting: The good Orci who has written all those great episodes of Sleepy Hollow and Fringe or the guy who brought us Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and Cowboy & Aliens? We'll find out in the summer of 2016, I guess.
I still bet $20 that Star Trek 3 features space whales.
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