Prospects of a galaxy far, far way isn’t turning everyone away from the revitalized Star Trek franchise. According to The Hollywood Reporter, scribes Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci are in negotiations to return and write the next Star Trek movie. The duo co-wrote the last two movies, and this news comes after rumors that Paramount Pictures would hire new writers Ashley Edward Miller and Zack Stentz (Thor, X Men: First Class) to pen a script.
The Reporter is also reporting that although Abrams will be directing Star Wars Episode VII, there is a possibility he will return to produce the third Star Trek film. Not much else is known about the upcoming film other than its release date may overlap with the franchise’s 50th anniversary in 2016.
This is a good move on Paramount’s part. We’ve seen what happens in movies and television when most of the creative team leaves for other projects (I’m looking at you, Community!). By keeping Kurtzman and Orci on, there will still be a sense of stability, and hopefully not too much difference in the tone of the movie. Although, hopefully with Abrams gone there will be a lot less lens glare.
SOURCE: Hollywood Reporter