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'Star Trek 3' Recruits Two New Writers

J.D. Payne, Patrick McKay will script sequel alongside Roberto Orci

Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions have signed J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay to script "Star Trek 3" alongside Roberto Orci. Alex Kurtzman ("Transformers") and Damon Lindelof ("Lost") will not return to write the new installment, which remains untitled. Orci co-wrote the first two films with Kurtzman, and Lindelof joined them to pen "Star Trek: Into Darkness." Paramount and Skydance are eyeing a 2016 release date for the sequel in time for the franchise's 50th anniversary. Payne and McKay are the writers behind "Boilerplate," an adaption of the graphic novel abo ...
 | Dec-7-2013 | 
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Paramount Resurrects Rejected Script For 'Star Trek 4'

Maybe the studio is now OK with being a little too 'Star Trek-y'?

If you were a little surprised that J.J. Abrams revealed the script for "Star Trek 4" already is written, you wouldn't be alone. Especially since "Star Trek: Beyond" — which debuts this weekend — had a script in the works almost up until it was time to go in front of the cameras. But there's a reason why Abrams and his team were able to plan ahead, however. Because "Star Trek 4" was supposed to be "Star Trek 3." Paramount officially announced the next film Monday through ...
 | Jul-19-2016 | 
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A 'Star Trek 3' Holiday Wish List

Can Orci and the new writers deliver a present we will not return?

Now that we know who will write “Star Trek 3,” it’s that time of the year to make a holiday wish list about what the screenwriters can do to keep the franchise invigorated and how to win over a few disgruntled fans in the process. There is a lot of chatter about who might be the next director for the sequel now that J.J. Abrams is off to helm Disney’s "Star Wars: Episode VII." See our column on this here. But I’m actually more anxious about the writers. They shoulder the heart of any ...
 | Dec-20-2013 | 
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'Star Trek 3' Loses Joe Cornish

Director will not join the franchise for the third film

Joe Cornish will not direct “Star Trek 3,” according to Variety. Paramount Pictures continues to seek potential directors following the departure of J.J. Abrams, who will helm Disney’s "Star Wars: Episode VII." Cornish was the subject of persistent rumors as an early favorite to lead the franchise, and Abrams was pleased about his possible involvement. “I adore him and love him and can't wait to see what he does next,” Abrams recently told MTV News. “Hopefully it will be Star Trek. Whatever it is, he's brilliant. ‘Attack the Block’ was one of my favorite movies of the year ...
 | Dec-10-2013 | 
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