Robert Orci may replace JJ Abrams as Star Trek director

  • ANI, Washington
  • Updated: May 10, 2014 14:10 IST

Roberto Orci has emerged as the frontrunner to replace JJ Abrams as the director of the third installment of the Star Trek series.

The 40-year-old Mexican-American screenwriter, who has been involved for long as writer and producer in shaping such big-scale films as the Star Trek films as well as the Transformers and Amazing Spider-Man movies, was backed by Skydance Productions but Paramount needed convincing, Deadline reported.

Star Trek 3 will be Orci's directorial debut. JJ Abrams directed the first two episodes of Star Trek but optioned not to return for the third time as he is directing Star Wars Episode 7.

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