With Justin Lin (Fast & Furious 6) now signed on to direct Star Trek 3 as Roberto Orci’s replacement, it had been reported that Orci would remain involved in the project in a writing and producing capacity. However, Orci has now taken to the message boards on TrekMovie to clarify that he is not involved with the script, stating that: “I’m producing. Nothing more or less.”
Meanwhile, the outspoken Orci couldn’t resist jumping to the defence of the rebooted series’ alternate time-line by commenting: “Stop blaming [Bad Robot]. It was my idea so that you would not know what was gonna happen next. Nothing more or less. I stand behind it. And it, again, is the reason why I make movies and you don’t.”
So there. Orci knows best. It’s a shame he’s not writing and directing, as surely we’d be in for the greatest Star Trek movie of all time…
Star Trek 3 is set for release on July 8th, 2016.