The news that Roberto Orci might be directing the latest Star Trek movie made Simon Pegg happy.
Pegg found out via an email from Orci. “Hey man, I might be doing this;” said Orci. “Shall we nerd out?”
“[Orci]’s a good friend;” said Pegg. “He’s very much part of the Star Trek family.
“I’m really happy he’s doing it as it’s kept within the family kind of thing; it’s not somebody coming in from outside.
“Bob’s been there since the first Star Trek – by that I mean the 2009 one – so it seemed to make perfect sense that he come in as a director on this one because he gets it.”
In addition to directing, Orci is also co-writing the story for the film, along with J.D. Payne and Patrick McCay.
“He was always the most Trekkie of all of those guys anyway,” said Pegg. “He’s always understood the story the best so it’s great that he’s going to be involved in the writing and directing.”
Star Trek 3 is expected to debut in 2016.