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Director Roberto Orci says Star Trek 3 will be set in deep space

When it was announced Roberto Orci will be behind the camera for STAR TREK 3 , most of you weren't too happy about the news, but maybe this will make you feel a little better about the next movie. Orci was recently interviewed for the Humans From Earth podcast, where he revealed the Enterprise and its crew will have already started their five-year mission in STAR TREK 3...

Longtime screenwriting duo Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci breaking up

Nope, we haven't gone tabloid on you. Screenwriting duo Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci aren't breaking up in the traditional sense, but are breaking up their writing relationship in order to focus on other opportunities. While that may sound insignificant in the grand scheme of things, there's actually some interesting developments as a result. The duo have worked on a...

Joe Cornish is no longer in the running to direct Star Trek 3

With new writers on board and a 2016 date locked in to commemorate the 50th anniversary of STAR TREK, we now have learned that the top named contender to direct the sequel to STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS is no longer in the running. Up to now, the name most consistently associated with STAR TREK 3 was ATTACK THE BLOCK director Joe Cornish . Cornish, a friend and collaborator of Edgar...

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

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...

Benedict Cumberbatch defends the Khan secrecy in J.J. Abrams' Star Trek Into Darkness

Yesterday J.J. Abrams admitted it was probably a mistake to keep the identity of Benedict Cumberbatch’s character in STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS a secret, and now the actor has shared his thoughts on how his identity was handled for the film. Cumberbatch recently talked to, and IGN he says he was fine with the secrecy, and that the character’s reveal was exciting to those who were unaware of...

J.J. Abrams says it would've been "smarter" to reveal Khan up-front for Star Trek sequel

While promoting his new book, S., co-authored by Doug Dorst, director J.J. Abrams commented on the controversial villain of STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS and expressed regret in keeping his identity a secret until the film's premiere. Khan, as portrayed by Benedict Cumberbatch in the film, was a reimagined version of the same character from STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN, and was...

Cool Videos: How Star Trek Into Darkness should have ended

STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS was recently released on DVD and Blu-ray (you can purchase it through Amazon here ), but it's also the latest film to receive the "How It Should Have Ended" treatment. These videos are always worth at least a couple of chuckles, and once again the creators have delivered another pretty funny alternate ending to a big movie. There were things in the...

Cast This: Who should direct Star Trek 3?

It's time to boldly go where no man has gone before... Well one man has gone there, and that man is J.J. Abrams . Unfortunately the director decided that the third outing of the sci-fi franchise wouldn't work out for him. He's kinda busy with that whole STAR WARS: EPISODE VII thing. The director assured all the fans out there that the next film would be in very capable...

J.J. Abrams confirms he will not direct Star Trek 3 but will help craft the story

We all assumed that duties on STAR WARS: EPISODE VII would keep J.J. Abrams from helming the follow-up to STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS, but some fans and those in the cast have repeatedly said that they were holding out hope that Abrams would still return to the director's chair. It seemed unlikely that Abrams would leave the franchise entirely, but we didn't know the scope of his...

Cool Videos: J.J. Abrams tribute cut has got all the action and lens flare you can handle!

So, to start here, I have to say that I am a J.J. Abrams fan. There are some folks who just don't dig the guys work, and that's fine, but for me I think Abrams is one of the most creative and savvy filmmakers working today. In many ways, Abrams feels like the kid you grew up with, playing GI Joes, Star Wars, and Transformers in your backyard, dreaming about what that would look like on the...

Star Trek's Bob Orci gives the fans a piece of his mind

When anyone gives an opinion on a movie or television show, we don't expect to hear from anyone who actually worked on it. So there we are, freely expressing our feelings and then suddenly-- an actor steps in, a director steps in, or in this case, a writer. After TrekMovie.com wrote an article on how to fix a broken STAR TREK franchise, Orci came in to share his feelings on the...

Benedict Cumberbatch in talks to join James Gray's The Lost City of Z

Well, well, what do we have here? Benedict Cumberbatch in talks to play another role? Seems like Cumberbatch is THE hot commodity these days with his name hopping around all manner of projects, from THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG, THE FIFTH ESTATE, THE PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR, and even a little rumor for STAR WARS: EPISODE VII. Now, the STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS actor is in...
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