Screenwriters J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay will join Star Trek writing vet Roberto Orci in writing the J.J. Abrams produced Star Trek 3. Chances are you aren’t familiar with these two new writers, but they already have a relationship with Abrams. They wrote the script for an adaptation of the graphic novel Boilerplate.
Orci wrote the previous two Star Trek films with Alex Kurtzman, but Kurtzman will not be a part of it this time around.
Star Trek 3 is currently untitled and unscheduled, but Paramount is looking to release the film in time to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the sci-fi franchise in 2016.
Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, and Zoe Saldana are expected to return, and Attack the Block director Joe Cornish will most likely be taking the helm. If he does, he’s an awesome choice!