With Roberto Orci having already stepped down from the directors chair for the next Star Trek film, it now seem he won’t even be writing the script anymore. Orci himself all-but-confirmed it on TrekMovie‘s message boards.
“I’m producing, nothing more or less,”
Orci writes on the message board.
“I won’t lie, I don’t know yet, but the story we are talking about would be awesome, hang in there!”
In response to who was writing the new script. Patrick McKay and John D. Payne were co-writing the script with Roberto Orci.
“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.”
In response to the alternate timeline criticisms.