Report: ROBERTO ORCI Out as STAR TREK 3 Director

Star Trek: Into Darkness
Credit: Paramount Pictures

The vacancy sign Paramount lit up when  J.J. Abrams left to direct Star Wars: The Force Awakens may have to be switched on again.

Deadline is reporting it has confirmed "rampant rumors" that Roberto Orci will no longer direct 2016's Star Trek 3. Orci, who co-wrote and produced the first two Star Treks with his former partner Alex Kurtzman, will reportedly remain on as a producer. This was to be Orci's directorial debut.

According to Deadline, Edgar Wright, he of the parting-of-ways with Marvel on Ant-Man, is on Paramount's shortlist to replace Orci (along with others). 

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