“Thor” and “X-Men: First Class” scribes and “Fringe” producers Edward Miller and Zack Stentz could be coming onboard to take over scripting duties on the next “Star Trek” film.
The pair have familiarity with Trek creator Gene Roddenberry’s work, having experience on the now defunct cult sci-fi series “Andromeda”.
Badass Digest broke the news, but advises that scribes Bob Orci and Alex Kurtzman, who penned the previous two J.J. Abrams Trek films along with “Transformers”, remain officially attached as writers at present.
In fact, it was Orci and Kurtzman who were instrumental in Stentz and Miller coming onboard. Paramount is also reportedly targeting a 2016 release for the film to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the “Star Trek” franchise.
The same article also suggests that J.J. Abrams might be coming back to the director’s chair on Trek 3 after all. Rumors are swirling that Abrams might be dropping out of “Star Wars: Episode VII” due to a variety of factors.