Roberto Orci Says Third Instalment in the “Star Trek” Franchise Will Stay True to Original Series

Looks like Captain Kirk is headed into deep space in the next Star Trek movie! Director Roberto Orci has confirmed that the reboot will be “staying true to it’s roots as it heads into deep space” (via Variety).

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Orci said during a podcast for Geoff Boucher’s Humans From Earth, “In this movie, they are closer than they are to the original series characters that you have ever seen. They have set off on their five-year mission. So their adventure is going to be in deep space.”

This is great news for fans of the old series who are also fans of the of the reboot. It means that we’ll be seeing the USS Enterprise outside of the SanFran cityscape.

“In [‘Into Darkness’] they set out finally where the original series started. The first two films – especially the 2009 [‘Star Trek’] – was an origin story. It was about them coming together. So they weren’t the characters they were in the original series. They were growing into them and that continues on in the second movie.”

Star Trek 3 will be Orci’s directorial debut, although he will be writing on this movie in addition to his writing credits on the previous Star Trek films, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and the first two Transformers movies.

The film is expected to be released in 2016.

Third “Star Trek” Film to be Directed by Roberto Orci

Paramount and Skydance Productions have confirmed rumours that Roberto Orci will be replacing J.J. Abrams as director on the next film in the Star Trek franchise.

Paramount Confirms Roberto Orci as Director for ST3

Orci is currently writing the script with J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay. Orci was apparently campaigning to replace Abrams as director for a while, as Abrams is busy directing the new Star Wars movie. Abrams will stay on as producer for Star Trek 3.

None of the cast, which includes Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto, who are expected to be returning, know anything about the plot for the next instalment.

Variety reports that Orci and directing partner Alex Kurtzman will be going separate ways, as they both want to direct more projects and that will be better done if they split. Their production company will remain intact.