It looks as if it’s all change for the third of the rebooted Star Trek films, with the departure of J.J. Abrams from the director’s chair and now the announcement that Alex Kurtzman won’t be part of the script-writing team.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay, who adapted Boilerplate for Abrams, will be working with Roberto Orci on the script for the movie. At present there’s no confirmed release date, although tying in with the franchise’s 50th birthday in 2016 would be a smart move. Attack the Block’s Joe Cornish has been suggested as director but as yet there has been no formal announcement.