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…)
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…)
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…)
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…)
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…)
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…)
The folks at Sony have been desperately trying to make their way into the big boys club with regards to the super hero movie craze. All sorts of news and rumors have trickled down from on-high, talking about the endless stream of movies that the production company wants to make, each and every one of them a Spider-Man or Spider-Man spin-off flick. It was believed that Amazing Spider-Man 3 was going to be the next in line and that Sony would proceed into unknown territory from there. Now, it seems as if that may not be the case. (more…)
While J.J. Abrams is still producing the third as of yet untitled Star Trek film, writer Roberto Orci will be sitting in the director’s chair when production starts. He recently appeared on Geoff Boucher‘s podcast Humans From Earth, where he touched on where the film will go this time around. (more…)
Remember when we earnestly rejoicing when it sounded like Joe Cornish might be behind the lens for the third Star Trek movie? Ah, the good ol’ days of…two months ago?
Then, just a few weeks ago, it was reported that writer/producer Roberto Orci was lobbying for the director’s chair for the as-of-yet untitled, Abrams-less installment. Today, Deadline is reporting that Orci has entered negotiations with Skydance Productions and Paramount to helm the film and is the frontrunner for the position.
Quoth Gary ‘Jonesy’ Jones: “I’m filing this in the “Who Gives A Shit” section of my Memory Warehouse.”
If I had a nickel every time someone in Hollywood didn’t do something because of “creative differences”… The latest casualty of the oldest excuse in Tinseltown is The Mummy reboot, the movie that’s supposed to launch a shared-universe kind of franchise featuring the classic Universal Studios monsters. This isn’t the first roadblock hit by the franchise-in-waiting, but it is the latest, and it’s likely to make the launch of the Monster-verse (trademark pending) delayed even further. (more…)