In a bit of surprising news, it has been announced that Roberto Orci will no longer be directing Star Trek 3.
The news was confirmed today by Orci’s representatives.
No reason was given for Orci’s departure, although the rumor mill claims that the script was the reason, with Paramount unhappy over some story elements.
Orci will be staying on as producer for Star Trek 3.
Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead) is being mentioned as a potential director, as well as Joe Cornish, who was in contention for the director role before Orci was announced.
Star Trek 3 is due out in 2016.