A couple of weeks ago, we learned that ‘Star Trek’ writer and producer Roberto Orci would no longer be making his directorial debut on ‘Star Trek 3.’ Shortly after, ‘Fast and Furious’ franchise helmer Justin Lin was tapped to direct the film, while rumors swirled that Orci had been booted over issues with the script. Those rumors seem to have been confirmed now, as Orci has revealed that he is only acting as a producer on ‘Star Trek 3' and nothing else.
A few weeks back, Roberto Orci parted ways with ‘Star Trek 3,’ leaving the director’s chair vacant. While rumors about the reasons for Orci’s departure abounded (the script, clashes with Paramount), there was a much bigger concern: Who would step up to direct the third ‘Star Trek’ film, which is scheduled for release next year during the original series’ 50th anniversary? The answer is ‘Fast and Furious’ franchise director Justin Lin.
trueBoy, when they named the last ‘Star Trek’ movie ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ they weren’t kidding. The finished film received decent reviews from critics, but did only so-so in theaters, and quickly became Trekkies’ least-favorite movie in the franchise...
Last Friday news broke that writer Roberto Orci will no longer be making his directorial debut on ‘Star Trek 3.’ The sequel, which will be released the same year as the television show’s 50th anniversary in 2016, is now without a director as Paramount seeks to replace Orci. Although no details were given at the time, online reports suggest that Orci was booted due to the studio’s unhappiness with his script and vision. But what does the notoriously contentious Orci have to say about all of this? The former director popped up on a ‘Star Trek’ fan site to leave a few messages.
It’s been a while since we’ve heard much about ‘Star Trek 3,’ and it seems like that might be for a good reason: the upcoming sequel has just lost director Roberto Orci, who also co-wrote the first two films with partner Alex Kurtzman. Orci was initially given the job to replace J.J. Abrams when Abrams departed to direct ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens,’ and the third ‘Star Trek’ installment would have been Orci’s directorial debut. It looks like the sequel needs to beam itself up a new director, and fast.
Throw another movie-TV reboot on the fire, albeit one we've known to be in the works for some time now. Bradley Cooper's 2011 drug thriller 'Limitless' has been given a production commitment at CBS for a TV sequel series to the film, with Cooper on board to produce with Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, and theatrical director Neil Burger on board to direct the pilot.
While 'Star Trek' alum Leonard Nimoy make an appearance in both 'Star Trek' and 'Star Trek Into Darkness,' William Shatner, another one of the most recognized figures from days of 'Trek' past, hasn't, but this could all change for 'Star Trek 3.' Roberto Orci, who's been attached to the project for some time following J.J. Abrams' move to 'Star Wars: Episode 7,' reportedly wants to reunite these two buddies onscreen for the third installment.
Well, we don't know about you guys, but we've resigned ourselves to our new nostalgia machine overlords. Their latest decree: the film reboot of the long-running 'Power Rangers' TV series will officially hit theaters in 2016. That gives you plenty of time to figure out an excuse for where you need to be that day -- whether that's an excuse so you can go see the movie or an excuse to avoid it is up to you. The power is yours. Wait. That was 'Captain Planet.'
Seems like Universal is dead serious about their horror plans: in addition to rebooting 'The Mummy' franchise and their classic famous monsters, the studio has taken the rights to Anne Rice's 'The Vampire Chronicles' -- and yes, that means we'll likely see a new version of 'Interview with the Vampire' sometime in the near future.
The man who's probably going to be directing 'Star Trek 3,' and the writers behind 'X-Men: First Class' are the ones reimagining our favorite teenagers with attitude. As the newly announced 'Power Rangers' movie slowly makes its way towards the big screen, Roberto Orci, Ashley Miller, and Zack Stentz have been tapped to compose the story.