Three Writers Beamed Up For STAR TREK 3; 2016 Release Date Expected

J.J. Abrams will only be involved as a producer on the third Star Trek movie, but a trio of writers have now been hired by Paramount in order to get the movie in theatres in time for the franchise's 50th Anniversary in 2016. Who will be working on the threequel? Hit the jump to find out!

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By Josh Wilding - 12/6/2013

The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay have been hired by Paramount and Skydance Productions to pen Star Trek 3. They will be joined by Roberto Orci (co-writer of the first two installments), although there's no sign of his writing partner Alex Kurtzman or Lost's Damon Lindelof. According to the site, "The next Star Trek film is untitled and unscheduled, but Paramount and Skydance are hoping to have a film in time for the franchise to celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2016." There's also no director in place as of right now, as J.J. Abrams will obviously be far too busy with Star Wars Episode VII. Attack the Block's Joe Cornish is still said to be the top choice to land the gig. Payne and McKay worked with Abrams on the script for an adaptation of Boilerplate, the graphic novel by Paul Guinan and Anina Bennett.
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TheFox - 12/6/2013, 4:26 PM
Nice! I don't know who these people are. But if they know how to construct an intelligent sci-fi story, and/or they're better than Damon Lindelof, then I'm happy.

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Tyrus - 12/6/2013, 4:28 PM
JJ... You lucky bastard. Get's to experience the best of both worlds.
BenjiWest - 12/6/2013, 4:32 PM
I really hope Joe Cornish doesn't direct this.
polarkyle - 12/6/2013, 4:35 PM
just hope khan returns and we get more of the klingons
ds9epicfan - 12/6/2013, 4:47 PM
This is fine with me!Waiting for WHO'S directing?
l0rdleg0las - 12/6/2013, 5:13 PM
I like Cornish but would prefer an Attack The Block sequel instead of him doing this
Reasonnnn - 12/6/2013, 5:16 PM
@lordleg0las doing Trek 3 would allow him to do more personal projects. "One for you, one for me" kind of deal with Paramount.
MexicanChinman - 12/6/2013, 5:35 PM
@OldHardWood, haha wtf. Where is that from?
@ Gusto, you have been hiting that sauce again haven't you?
MexicanChinman - 12/6/2013, 5:41 PM
@Gusto, sexy? Don't you mean drop dead gorgeous?
DrVenkman - 12/6/2013, 5:50 PM
@polarkyle

They most definitely need to have more Klingons. They kind of set the stage in STID with risking war with the Klingons to get Khan.

I've never heard of these guys, but hope its great!
TheOneAboveAll - 12/6/2013, 6:13 PM
So many 50th anniversaries past and coming up... My father's included barely passed a year ago
TheOneAboveAll - 12/6/2013, 6:13 PM
well it was his 50th birthday and 25th anniversary
Wolf38 - 12/6/2013, 6:20 PM
Well, other than Orci, a clean sweep? That works for me. Please, please, please, write a good story and screenplay for this one. For the 50th anniversary, they really should give us something truly great.
Arrowhead77 - 12/6/2013, 6:39 PM
Love the new Star Trek series of movies!! Looking forward to #3.
TheSisko - 12/6/2013, 7:36 PM
Good,...promise me they have moved on from Khan and will give us a true look into were no m an has gone before and I am sold.
ds9epicfan - 12/6/2013, 8:08 PM
@TheSisko
I agree!Back to basics of exploration and the unknown!!!
yonny616 - 12/6/2013, 10:32 PM
I bought Into Darkness during it's black Friday sell, still need to see the first though. lol
CaptainSpain - 12/7/2013, 4:26 AM
Abrams trek, star trek for fools...
MightyZeus - 12/7/2013, 4:37 AM
I cant wait to see the next installment of Star Trek and too see where they will go with it.

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