Roberto Orci is clearing the decks to get ready to focus on his upcoming directorial debut with the next Star Trek movie. More details below.
Orci drops out of Power Rangers to focus on Star Trek
This week TrekMovie exclusively reported that Roberto Orci is currently in pre-producting and prepping to make his directorial debut with the next Star Trek film, which he is also co-writing and producing. Our sources indicate that Orci is planning to start shooting in February.
In order to deliver a Trek film by the Summer of 2016, Orci is going to be very busy for the next 21 months or so. And apparently this has caused Bob to cut some stuff from his to-do list. In July we reported that he had signed on as an executive producer for a Power Rangers reboot. But now Deadline is reporting that Orci has dropped out of the project "because his Star Trek 3 directing obligation has created a scheduling conflict."
Orci’s move is a welcome sign. The main reason that the last Star Trek film ended up being delayed until May 2013 (from the original plan to be released in July 2012) was due to the various commitments of producer/director JJ Abrams, especially post-production on Super 8 cutting into the development and pre-production schedule of Into Darkness. It appears that Orci is clearing his slate to focus on Star Trek.
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