First-Time Director Roberto Orci is Confirmed to Helm 'Star Trek 3'
Briefly: In what was already assumed to be a done deal, Variety reports that Roberto Orci has officially signed on to helm Star Trek 3 as his first feature film as director. As we previously reported, Orci has extensive experience with the Star Trek reboot as he co-wrote the original reboot and the sequel Star Trek Into Darkness with his former writing partner Alex Kurtzman (they also wrote The Amazing Spider-Man 2). Right now Orci is working on the story with writer J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay, so Paramount is eager to get started. We're obviously worried since this will be Orci's directing debut, but we're hoping for the best.