Roberto Orci Won't Direct Star Trek 3 After All

Paramount is under a lot of pressure to put out a Star Trek movie by 2016, to capitalize on the 50th anniversary of the series. And they just hit a major snag: the movie's director, Roberto Orci, just left for unknown reasons. The good news? Rumor has it Edgar Wright could replace Orci. » 12/05/14 4:33pm 12/05/14 4:33pm

CBS has made a commitment to produce a pilot for a Limitless series, based on the 2011 movie starring Bradley Cooper. The show was in development last year, but now you can officially get ready for Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman's take on a drug that enhances the brain with some intense side affects. [Deadline] » 11/03/14 4:00am 11/03/14 4:00am

Director Bob Orci Says Trek 3 Will Boldly Return To Classic TV Style

This is a good sign. Roberto Orci, recently confirmed director of Star Trek 3, spoke about the upcoming movie in the Geoff Boucher-hosted podcast Humans From Earth, and his comments should reassure anyone who felt the first two Trek movies were lacking a certain... Trek-ness. » 6/27/14 9:40am 6/27/14 9:40am

Roberto Orci Will Make His Directing Debut With Star Trek 3

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. » 5/14/14 9:40am 5/14/14 9:40am

Could Roberto Orci Really Be Directing Star Trek 3?

Roberto Orci played a huge role in revitalizing the struggling Star Trek franchise with the 2009 reboot, which he co-wrote. And now, according to Variety, he's lobbying to direct the third Trek movie, which J.J. Abrams is too busy to helm himself. » 4/23/14 4:40pm 4/23/14 4:40pm

Bob Orci is reportedly talking to CBS about a new Star Trek TV series

Take this with a reasonably sized grain of salt, but Sky News Entertainment reporter Joe Michalczuk says that Star Trek movie co-writer and producer Roberto Orci has discussed bringing the franchise back to TV with CBS. » 10/11/13 10:20am 10/11/13 10:20am

Please don't try to turn the Star Trek movies into Deep Space 9

One of the things that surprised many viewers of Star Trek Into Darkness is that the film portrayed a less than virtuous Starfleet, something some folks have likened to the series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. But Deep Space Nine's portrayal of Starfleet reflects that series' role in the larger Star Trek universe and… » 9/15/13 1:00pm 9/15/13 1:00pm

Khan almost wasn't Khan in Star Trek Into Darkness

In the months leading up to the release of Star Trek Into Darkness, we got a lot of "Is he or isn't he?" teases as to whether Benedict Cumberbatch's character would be Khan Noonian Singh. Screenwriter Roberto Orci reveals in a new interview that, even during the scripting phase, there was a lot of debate about whether… » 9/14/13 11:00am 9/14/13 11:00am

How will the Sleepy Hollow show be different than Tim Burton's movie?

Sleepy Hollow might be our favorite new pilot airing this fall, thanks to a note-perfect cast, some really funny writing and some edge-of-your seat scares. But how will this show distinguish itself from Tim Burton's iconic movie? And what's next for these characters? We talked to the show's creators and star, to find… » 9/05/13 1:15pm 9/05/13 1:15pm

What are the rules of time travel in the J.J. Abrams Universe?

This week, we return to the Star Trek universe that J.J. Abrams rebooted using time travel. And meanwhile, Abrams is adapting Stephen King's book 11/22/63. So it's a great time to ask: How does time travel work in the Abrams-verse? If you're in a J.J. Abrams story and you build a time machine, what should you expect… » 5/14/13 11:20am 5/14/13 11:20am

New Star Trek TV show could be an animated series

A new Star Trek TV show is looking slightly more likely than it was a little while ago, judging from the slightly cryptic interview movie producer Roberto Orci gave TrekMovie the other day. Orci says the talks over a Trek television show aren't real yet, but "they are almost real." Adds Orci, "The relevant parties… » 7/19/12 5:04pm 7/19/12 5:04pm

Bob Orci, Seth Green and Jon Favreau are trying to make X-Files meets …

The secret Hollywood geek brain trust has produced an interesting new TV idea — and it sounds like a mashup of The X-Files with The West Wing. Jon Favreau, Roberto Orci, Seth Green and Michael Dougherty have penned a pilot, that could be the greatest thing ever created, or The Event season two. » 10/05/11 5:09pm 10/05/11 5:09pm

The Star Trek comic will serve as a prequel to Star Trek 2, retell …

Looking for clues as to where Star Trek 2 might be going boldly? In an interview with, series writer Mike Johnson and Star Trek movie co-writer Roberto Orci revealed that the newly released IDW comic book will both set the stage for the next film and revisit episodes of the original series: » 10/02/11 12:00pm 10/02/11 12:00pm

The Enders Game movie puts out casting calls for 10 characters —…

It looks like the Ender's Game movie is really moving forward, with Gavin Hood (Wolverine) as director. The film put out a ton of casting calls a couple weeks ago, including all the major characters. » 9/28/11 12:44pm 9/28/11 12:44pm

The Locke & Key pilot teases the brilliant horror series that might…

We were at the special Comic-Con screening of Locke & Key, an attempted TV adaptation of Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez's acclaimed horror fantasy comic. We can officially add this to the list of brilliant pilots that never got series. » 7/22/11 2:46pm 7/22/11 2:46pm

Star Trek 2 Delayed Until December 2012?

The Star Trek 2 script was supposed to be finished by Christmas 2009, and it's still not done. So it should surprise nobody that there's talk that the Trek sequel may be delayed six months from June 2012 release date. » 5/25/11 6:30am 5/25/11 6:30am

A New Star Trek Animated Series Coming to Television?

We're huge fans of Star Trek: The Animated Series, which brought back the Original Series cast and writers and included some surprisingly great stories. So it's good news that Roberto Orci tweeted that a new animated Trek could be materializing. » 5/13/11 10:17am 5/13/11 10:17am

Transformers return to TV this Friday with new animated series

Transformers: Prime is the latest computer-animated incarnation of the long-running franchise, executive produced by the writers of the Transformers movies and reuniting the original voices of Optimus Prime and Megatron. After the show's initial five-part miniseries last year, Transformers Prime returns this Friday… » 2/07/11 4:41pm 2/07/11 4:41pm

Every New Science Fiction/Fantasy Television Series That Could be…

What's in store for us on television this fall? If the pilot scripts the networks have ordered are anything to go by, there'll be lots of zombies, fantasy police work, angels, and superheroes. Here's our complete run-down of the pilot scripts that each of the major networks is looking at for Fall 2011 at the moment. » 2/03/11 11:21am 2/03/11 11:21am

10 Reasons the Star Trek 2 Screenplay Still Isn't Done

Originally, the screenwriters promised the script for the Star Trek sequel would be done by Christmas 2009. Then it was Christmas 2010. Now it's still in the works. We have no idea why, so we made up some reasons. » 2/03/11 10:00am 2/03/11 10:00am