Is ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ The Reason Paramount Pulled Director Roberto Orci Off ‘Star Trek 3’?

- 12-16-14Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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We all kinda scratched our heads when Paramount suddenly changed gears and announced that Roberto Orci was out as director, while still hanging around as a producer for Star Trek 3. The Internet blinked, and then we’re off and running with short lists of possible replacement directors. What wasn’t really revealed was why Paramount and Orci decided to go separate ways in regards to his directing career. Now word around the Internet Water-cooler has a possible reason, James Gunn‘s Guardians of the Galaxy. (more…)

‘Star Trek 3′ Directors Short List Narrowed Down To Five… Make That Four Names

- 12-15-14Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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Even before the dust settled around the departure of Roberto Orci from the Star Trek 3 director’s chair, folks were speculating who might take his place. Some fans even started a petition to get Jonathan Frakes name added to the list. Earlier today Deadline had the Star Trek 3 directors short list at five names, now with the response from one, the list is down to four. (more…)

‘Star Trek 3′: Could Roberto Orci Be Replaced By Edgar Wright?

- 12-06-14Film Posted by Derek Robertson

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Trekkies might have been annoyed about the the prospects of a Star Trek reboot being directed by J.J. Abrams back in 2009, but the irony is not lost on them (well, at least we hope it’s not…), as the popularity of the franchise was waning with smaller box office returns after each consequent release of the Star Trek: The Next Generation movies; with the nail hitting the head with the disappointing performance of Star Trek Nemesis. To make matters worse, there was also the cancellation of ‘Enterprise‘ after four seasons. So – although the reboot was catered to a wider audience – it was the only way to save the franchise and rejuvenate some much needed vigour into the series. Subsequently, it turned out to be a good movie; becoming a universal hit with critics and fans alike, therefore doing its job in successfully piquing a rather blasé audiences’ interest in a dying franchise. (more…)

Orci Out as Director of ‘Star Trek 3′

- 12-05-14Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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To say that there’s a lot riding on the third film in the rebooted Star Trek franchise (13th overall) is something of an overstatement. After the mixed feelings of Star Trek Into Darkness, which was critically and commercial successful yet still seen as something of a narrative failure, there is an urgent need to get Trek back on track, especially with the release date for Star Trek 3 set for the franchise’s 50th anniversary in 2016. And that’s why it came as something of surprise when screenwriter Roberto Orci who got the job making his feature directorial debut after J.J. Abrams left the project to make some small unknown indie flick last year. That announcement has made this time last year, but now, just 12 months later, Orci is heading for the nearest turbolift door. (more…)

Shatner Comes Clean On ‘Star Trek 3′ Cameo Rumor

- 09-29-14Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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Last week the Internet was a buzz over the rumor that hinted at the possibility that Star Trek 3 director Roberto Orci was writing an on-screen cameo for William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy. Both Orci and Shatner took to the Twitter-verse to slam the door on that rumor, but over the weekend at Wizard World Nashville Shatner was singing a new tune. (more…)

Shatner ‘Star Trek 3′ Cameo Rumor: Shatner & Director Roberto Orci Set Phasers to Kill

- 09-24-14Film, TV Posted by Mark Poynter

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A new cameo rumor was making the Internet rounds yesterday that involved the original series Kirk (William Shatner) and Spock (Leonard Nimoy) sharing the big screen once again. They haven’t been together on-screen in a Star Trek movie since Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country. Both have had Star Trek on-screen roles since, but never together. Now both William Shatner and Star Trek 3 director and writer Roberto Orci have publicly responded to this new rumor. (more…)

Nimoy and The Shat in ‘Star Trek 3’? If Orci Has His Way, Yes

- 09-22-14Film Posted by Jason McAnelly

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Love it or hate it, the Star Trek universe has been rebooted in a newer and shinier way so that the next generation of viewers can be appeased and transformed into a new wave of Trekkies. One of those responsible for the reimagining is writer and producer Roberto Orci. He put his mark on Star Trek, Star Trek Into Darkness and is currently working on the third installment of the franchise. And, if he has his way, he’d like to bring Leonard Nimoy and William Shatner back to the big screen with Star Trek 3, if only for a little while. (more…)

‘Power Rangers’ Reboot Loses Director Roberto Orci: Who Should Direct Now?

- 09-22-14Film, TV Posted by Mark Poynter

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The Power Rangers reboot might have to change its theme song lyrics from GO-GO Power Rangers to Search-Search Power Rangers (For a new director), as word around the Internet watercooler has director Roberto Orci bowing out of the big screen reboot of Saban and Linosgate’s live action Power Rangers reboot. Why’s he dropping out and who might take his place? (more…)

Roberto Orci Says First Draft of ‘Star Trek 3′ Script is Done

- 08-18-14Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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He co-wrote a screenplay featuring a giant robot scrotum with Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. He helped load The Amazing Spider-Man 2 with so much plot detail that they barely had any room for a story or character. He participated in the silly is-he-Khan or isn’t-he debate for Star Trek Into Darkness. He’s the most divisive screenwriter in Hollywood, and now Roberto Orci is crowing that he’s finished the first draft of his follow-up to STID, putting the flick on track for that important and symbolic 2016 release date. (more…)

‘X-Men: First Class’ Team to Take Over ‘Power Rangers’ Movie

- 07-15-14Film, TV Posted by Jason McAnelly

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If you like the new X-Men films and are a fan of the Power Rangers, then we’ve got some good news for you. The Power Rangers movie project has been a while in development, but it looks like they’re finally getting ready to settle down and hammer out a script. And they’ve brought onboard none-other-than a trio of folks that were responsible for X-Men: First Class. Read on to find out just who will be bringing this legendary franchise to life. (more…)