alex-kurtzman-and-roberto-orci-at-star-trek-premiereStar Trek writers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci are parting ways in their filmmaking endeavors after nearly a decade together. Both of them wrote Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness.

Orci is currently laser focused on the upcoming “Star Trek 3.” He’s already been tapped to pen the picture along with Patrick McKay and John D. Payne, and he’s lobbying heavily to direct the production. The film’s co-producers, J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot and David Ellison’s Skydance, appear to be in favor of Orci helming the film, but people familiar with the situation say that Paramount is being cautious. If Orci lands the assignment, “Star Trek 3” would mark his directorial debut.

Kurtzman the co-writer is set to direct the forthcoming villainous superhero spinoff VENOM.

Source Variety