Robert Orci No Longer Directing Next Star Trek

Okay, so this has been a bit of a roller coaster ride. First Robert Orci was directing the next Star Trek. Then he wasn’t. Then he was again.

Now, according to Deadline, Orci isn’t anymore.

Whether he was fired or quit the project is unknown, as very few details beyond “he’s out” seem to be around. Orci is still “Producing,” but it’s unclear whether or not he’s actually acting as a real producer or “Producing” the way Tim Burton was a producer on Batman Forever. Deadline says Edgar Wright is on the short list to replace Orci, but that seems weird and unlikely. Wright is a great director, but how well his style would mesh with the Star Trek franchise is questionable.

Although it’s true “Edgar Wright’s Star Trek” would probably be entertaining.

Via Deadline

Trae Dorn

Trae Dorn has been staffing conventions for over twenty years, and is a co-founder of Wisconsin’s longest running Anime convention No Brand Con. Trae also wrote and drew the now completed webcomic UnCONventional, and produces the podcasts BS-Free Witchcraft, On This Day With Trae, Stormwood & Associates, and The Nerd & Tie Podcast. This leads many to ask when the hell they have time to actually do anything anymore. Trae says they have the time because they “do it all quite poorly.”

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