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Orci No Longer Directing 'Star Trek 3'

A new report from Deadline states that Roberto Orci is no longer directing Star Trek 3. He will stay on as a producer.

Orci took over directing the third Star Trek film following the departure of Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness director J.J. Abrams. His latest project is spearheading a cinematic universe for Universal's classic monster properties, including remakes for The Mummy, The Wolf Man and Van Helsing. Star Trek 3 would have been his first turn behind the camera as director, though his credits as producer and writer are vast, covering everything from TV's Scorpion to Michael Bay's Transformers.

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Deadline reports that a short list of directors includes "Edgar Wright and others" as options to step in to head up the third film in the modern Star Trek film franchise.

Star Trek 3 is slated for a 2016 release.

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