Regardless if you're a long-time Trekker (that's what we call ourselves) or someone who just enjoyed Director JJ Abrams' rebooted series, Star Trek has proven to be a money-making hit as well as a critical success. Perhaps the main reason for that was Abrams himself, who stood the frankly tired franchise on its ear by beaming its characters into an alternate timeline. Add to that a rich history of characters, including the conflicted Vulcan Mr. Spock and the bold adventurer Captain James T. Kirk, and you had a winning formula for success. But with Abrams now attached to Star Wars: The Force Awakens - and having released a pretty awesome teaser trailer the week of Thanksgiving - it's clear that his somoene needed to pick up the car keys to drive Star Trek forward. That person was set to be Writer Roberto Orci, best known for his screenwriting work with former partner Alex Kurtzman. Orci was to make his directorial debut with the movie.
But, life has a funny way of taking things from you, and with the announcement on Friday that Orci was leaving the helmer chair, it's thrown this up-and-coming franchise into a bit of tailspin. The reason? Filming was set to begin in Spring 2015, which doesn't give Paramount Studios a lot of time to find a replacement. Compounding the problem is the reality that the rollercoaster has pretty much left the building, and anyone they get needs to strap in and simply hold on. So who would be so crazy to take on something which is in many ways done? How about someone without a job. The World's End. Don't get us wrong: none of those hold a candle to the effects work in Trek, but his ability to succeed at both parts is a necessary skill for a series of this importance. As for Orci, he will still remain involved with Trek 3 as a Producer, THR has confirmed. Whether he will come out to explain his departure any time soon is your guess, but Wright's possible signing interest or worry you?
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