When it comes to filmmaking, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci are going their separate ways.
The duo has worked together on films for almost a decade, including films such as Star Trek into Darkness, Mission Impossible III, People Like Us and The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
The split is amicable, according to sources, and while pursuing solo careers as directors, the two will continue to team up on television projects. Their production company will probably “be reconfigured to accommodate their separation” when it comes to movie-making.
Orci is said to be angling to direct Star Trek 3. He is one of the co-writers (along with Patrick McKay and John D. Payne), and while the co-producers (Bad Robot and Skydance) are in favor of Orci helming the third rebooted Trek movie, Paramount is “being cautious.”
Kurtzman will be directing the Spider-Man spinoff Venom, and he is working on a deal with Universal to oversee projects such as The Mummy, and Van Helsing.