If Star Trek fans were worried over the recent changes to the upcoming Star Trek 3, news that Roberto Orci’s script treatment has being canned as well, might not quell any of those rabid fans anxieties. However, it does indeed seem as though the creative differences had between Orci, Paramount Pictures, Spyglass Entertainment and Bad Robot have led to a new script being ordered.
While Orci’s last script did not seem to sit well with the powers that be, rumored to be the true cause behind Orci’s exit as the film’s director, it appears that he has publicly confirmed this. Orci has recently commented on TrekMovie.com, “I’m producing, nothing more or less.” When asked about who will be picked to pen the new script Orci commented, “I won’t lie, I don’t know yet, but the story we are talking about would be awesome, hang in there!”
It seems that Orci also took it upon himself to defend the alternate timeline introduced in the re-imagined Star Trek franchise, with the producer defending J.J. Abrams and taking the blame for the decision as his own, indicating that the reason for this was quite simply to not make the ongoing new Star Trek franchise predictable through an already established time line.
“I stand behind it. And it, again, is the reason why I make movies and you don’t.”
With Star Trek’s 50th anniversary fast approaching along with the third installment of the ongoing Star Trek franchise slated for July 2016, Justin Lin must surely have his hands full.
Written by: Tye Bourdony
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