Roberto Orci remains cautious but he had a little more to say about the 2016 Star Trek movie at a recent event – talking about the setting, character arcs and directing the film. Details below.
Orci Talks Star Trek 2016 Directing & Setting
Roberto Orci took time away from writing the next Star Trek movie to attend a premiere screening of his new El Rey series Matador, hosted by Latino Post and the United Latin American Citizens. Latin Post has reported more of Orci’s Star Trek comments from the Q&A. First up, Orci (while remaining cautious to avoid spoilers) also added a bit more detail on the previously reported comments regarding the setting of the next movie and the arcs of the characters….
Well, fans are a little bit nutty, so I have got to be careful with what I say, but I can tell you that it definitely takes place in [deep] space. They’re finally on their five year mission and that hasn’t been the case in any of the previous movies. The first two movies are set up to where the original series started. Now when you watch this movie, hopefully, you will see that Kirk, Spock and Bones and Scotty, Uhura, and Chekov are very close to the original characters that you saw in the original series and from [there] they’re going to hopefully discover some stuff that you haven’t seen before.
Also, in relation to the hubub over the status of Roberto Orci’s deal to direct the next Star Trek film. Bob has added a bit more detail to his previous comments, saying…
It looks like I may direct it; I am in the middle of proving to Paramount that I am the guy for the job.
More on the event at The Latin Post.