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Three writers have been hired for Star Trek 3; Set to release in 2016

Dec. 6, 2013by: Niki Stephens

Good news, Star Trek fans! Paramount has hired three writers to get started immediately on STAR TREK 3.

J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay will join Robert Orci, who took part on writing the first two installments. So technically they only had to hire two but three guys still have the job. Before it was Orci writing with Alex Kurtzman and Damon Lindelof. You may not be familiar with Payne and McKay but they have a previous relationship with JJ Abrams, and wrote the adaptation of the graphic novel BOILERPLATE from Paul Guinan and Anina Bennett.

Abrams traded in STAR TREK 3 for STAR WARS: EPISODE VII which I really can't blame him for doing. "Hey JJ, wanna do another STAR TREK or STAR WARS?" Yeah, not a hard choice. Abrams is still on as producer though. But old news is old news so let's move on

Here's the other kicker, the studio wants to move on this in order to get it released in 2016 right on time for the 50th anniversary of STAR TREK. Expect all the regulars like Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, and Zoe Saldana to come back.

Word is that Joe Cornish is at the top of the list to direct the third installment. This I have no issue with especially after seeing ATTACK THE BLOCK.

What do you think the third film will be about?

Source: THR

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12:54PM on 12/07/2013
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3:59AM on 12/07/2013
Would have liked to have seen Abrams come back and finish his trilogy, but Joe Cornish is a fine replacement.
Would have liked to have seen Abrams come back and finish his trilogy, but Joe Cornish is a fine replacement.
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11:14AM on 12/08/2013
Trilogy? What trilogy?
Why does EVERYTHING have to be a trilogy?
The last 2 didn't have any kind of fluid narrative between them, so what makes them the initial installments of a trilogy?
Though I enjoyed the first one, I have to admit that the glaring stupidity evident in Into Darkness made me wary of another.
That may have been resolved with the departure of Damon Lindelof and Alex Kurtzman, who in my mind are some of the worst writers working in Hollywood.
Anyway, I'm not harping on
Trilogy? What trilogy?
Why does EVERYTHING have to be a trilogy?
The last 2 didn't have any kind of fluid narrative between them, so what makes them the initial installments of a trilogy?
Though I enjoyed the first one, I have to admit that the glaring stupidity evident in Into Darkness made me wary of another.
That may have been resolved with the departure of Damon Lindelof and Alex Kurtzman, who in my mind are some of the worst writers working in Hollywood.
Anyway, I'm not harping on you, just curious regarding your reasoning.
1:44AM on 12/07/2013
I really hope Joe gets it.
I really hope Joe gets it.
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1:41AM on 12/07/2013

Deja vu?

Anyone else getting an x-men3/superman returns vibe? I pray to god it doesn't turn out that way.
Anyone else getting an x-men3/superman returns vibe? I pray to god it doesn't turn out that way.
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3:10AM on 12/07/2013
What gives you that feeling? To me it seemed obvious Fox was mad Singer left, and rushed the film to come out the same time Superman Returns came out. They hired a studio director with no vision. And felt like they punished Cyclops bc Marsden was in Superman Returns. They aren't really rushing Trek, Joe isn't a hired gun - he is a director with a vision, and JJ is still on board and I bet will help oversee the story.
What gives you that feeling? To me it seemed obvious Fox was mad Singer left, and rushed the film to come out the same time Superman Returns came out. They hired a studio director with no vision. And felt like they punished Cyclops bc Marsden was in Superman Returns. They aren't really rushing Trek, Joe isn't a hired gun - he is a director with a vision, and JJ is still on board and I bet will help oversee the story.
10:54PM on 12/06/2013

Cool.

I hope they're able to capture the fun of Abrams' first picture while being more familiar with what Star Trek means. Abrams did a great job injecting energy into a confused franchise, but unfortunately his unfamiliarity with the series really showed with Into Darkness. Of course, the writers share blame there.

I think JJ will do better with Star Wars and I hope we get a more thoughtful Star Trek the next time it comes around. We need optimistic and aspirational sci-fi, not just
I hope they're able to capture the fun of Abrams' first picture while being more familiar with what Star Trek means. Abrams did a great job injecting energy into a confused franchise, but unfortunately his unfamiliarity with the series really showed with Into Darkness. Of course, the writers share blame there.

I think JJ will do better with Star Wars and I hope we get a more thoughtful Star Trek the next time it comes around. We need optimistic and aspirational sci-fi, not just explosions.
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11:19AM on 12/08/2013
Hear, hear!
Well said, sir. IN fact, better said than almost anything that was in Into Darkness.
I've been a Star Trek fan since I was about 5 years old. I grew up watching reruns of the classic series, and when Next Gen debuted it blew my pre-pubescent mind.
Despite hating Star Trek V: The Final Frontier and The Motion Picture for turning an exciting world into a boring, dreary one, Star Trek Into Darkness is the first movie I have not bothered to purchase on disc.
Black Friday saw it
Hear, hear!
Well said, sir. IN fact, better said than almost anything that was in Into Darkness.
I've been a Star Trek fan since I was about 5 years old. I grew up watching reruns of the classic series, and when Next Gen debuted it blew my pre-pubescent mind.
Despite hating Star Trek V: The Final Frontier and The Motion Picture for turning an exciting world into a boring, dreary one, Star Trek Into Darkness is the first movie I have not bothered to purchase on disc.
Black Friday saw it on sale for $8 on Bluray, yet I still didn't bother to complete my collection.
It, simply put, was NOT Star Trek.
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