SDCC '13: Roberto Orci Updates On STAR TREK 3 And THE MUMMY Reboot
Star Trek Into Darkness co-writer Roberto Orci shares his thoughts on where the follow-up is at and Zachary Quinto's recent comments on J.J. Abrams directing it next year. He also updates on The Mummy reboot that he's producing.
Speaking with Zap2It at San Diego Comic-Con while promoting Ender's Game, screenwriter/producer Roberto Orci offers an update on the next Star Trek movie. Zachary Quinto (who plays Spock in this particular series) recently said that the threequel will begin shooting next year, with J.J. Abrams likely directing. With Abrams set to film Star Wars: Episode VII early 2014, the two films' schedules would easily clash. While his helming Star Trek 3 is still questionable, Orci is surprised to see Quinto's comments on the matter. "I'd love to have J.J. back. We're still talking to Paramount about what the scheduling might be and if we can all do it together again, but yeah I read that too and I was like, 'Whoa, does [Quinto] know something I don't? I'd better call him.' He owes me a call." It was previously reported that Paramount is targeting a 2016 release date for the film, to commemorate the franchise's 50th anniversary. Disney plans to release Star Wars: Episode VII in 2015.
Orci is also attached to produce a reboot of The Mummy franchise alongside frequent collaborator Alex Kurtzman for Universal Pictures, and here, he updates on where that movie is in development and discusses the challenges of remaking a film. "We just got a great script by Jon Spaihts, and we're hoping to be shooting that in the new year. Our idea is to try and differentiate it from what's come before because we love those movies and don't want to just remake them, so how do you update it? So I think the idea is, yeah, do it now [in the present day." Len Wiseman (Total Recall) is attached to direct the reboot, which is said to be more horror-focused and epic than the Brendan Fraser trilogy. For Zap2It's full interview with Orci, click the source link below.
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