Roberto Orci

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Was it only a few months ago that the future of Star Trek was riding on one Roberto Orci? After co-writing two volumes of “Nu Trek,” Orci got the call to direct the third after J.J. Abrams left the series make some small independent feature at a tiny production company. That’s a lot of faith in a guy that’s not got a lot of good will banked in the fan community, especially after Star Trek Into Darkness, and it seemed as though that someone at Paramount eventually agreed. Fast & Furious director Justin Lin has been hired to stake over the directing duties for Star Trek 3, and despite reports to the contrary, it seems as though the director’s chair isn’t the only one that Orci’s lost in the reshuffling. (more…)

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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…)

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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…)

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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′

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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…)

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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…)

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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…)

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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…)