Draft of First Script Finished for Star Trek 3

Star Trek 3Coordinating with the franchises’ 50th anniversary, Star Trek 3 is set to be released in theaters in 2016. A television series based on the many of the same type characters was first proposed in 1964. Although the idea was initially shelved, the concept left an impression with industry executives. As a result, a second plot was commissioned and picked up. Created, produced, and written by Gene Roddenberry, the first show was aired by NBC in 1996 and in spite of poor ratings, a huge fan base was born.

Although eventually cancelled, cult following of the show exploded after reruns aired in 1969 and 1970. Soon after, the idea of making a movie based on the television show arose, leading to incredible success for the first franchise movie, Star Trek: The Motion Picture. The film did incredible well but the next two movies, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan and Star Trek: The Next Generation reached even greater success.

Because of being heavily involved in directing Star Wars: Episode VII, J. J. Abrams has been replaced with Roberto Orci, cowriter and producer of the 2009 Star Trek movie. Even though he is relatively new to feature film directing, he has a strong portfolio having been involved with The Mummy, The Leftovers, Transformers, and Flash Gordon. According to Paramount, Orci is actually a great choice, especially being a huge “Trekkie”.

In a recent comment, Orci confirmed that the draft of the first script is now finished but Star Trek enthusiasts are both excited and somewhat divided over the new Star Trek 3 movie. Some feel this will be the best installment yet in the Star Trek series while others believe the direction and attempt to connect earlier released films will be something difficult to achieve. Critics still remain excited about the movie since it will have amazing cast and again, outstanding direction from Orci.

The only real concern of fans is the confusing and poor lecturing to fans who questioned Orci’s earlier story choices, something not yet forgotten but again, having a new director could be the very thing needed to make this film more engaging and exciting. Insiders agree the new Star Trek 3 movie will boast a number of new plots, all in an effort to keep the film series progressing.