Published On: Mon, Dec 9th, 2013

Writers hired for ‘Star Trek 3’ as 2016 seems likely for 50th anniversary ‘Star Trek’ franchise

Paramount took another step forward by hiring writers to join Roberto Orci on the third film in the rebooted universe of the Star Trek franchise.

J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay have been tapped to write Star Trek 3 for Paramount and Skydance Productions, THR reports.

UPDATE: Joe Cornish is out as director for Star Trek 3 – more HERE

The next Star Trek film is untitled and unscheduled, but Paramount and Skydance are likely eyeing to get the film release to coincide with the franchise 50th anniversary in 2016.

No director has been named to replace JJ Abrams as he moves on to helm the Star Wars franchise. In a recent interview Abrams pointed out Joe Cornish as a strong candidate to take over.

“I adore him and love him and can’t wait to see what he does next. Hopefully it will be Star Trek. Whatever it is, he’s brilliant. Attack the Block was one of my favorite movies of the year when it came out.”

Payne and McKay already have a relationship with Abrams. The duo wrote the script adapting Boilerplate, the graphic novel by husband-and-wife comics team Paul Guinan and Anina Bennett.

 Star Trek cast crew photo


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    […] new Star Trek film arrives this summer, just in time to honor the 50th anniversary of the original series. The cast is back for Star Trek Beyond and star Zoe Saldana spoke with EW, offering her thoughts […]


    […] película, aun sin título, será escrita por JD Payne y Patrick McKay , pero ningún director ha firmado todavía para […]

  3. Chris Pine confesses he’d like to see Kirk go ‘dark’ in ‘Star Trek 3′ - The Global Dispatch says:

    […] untitled film will be written by J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay, but no director has signed on […]

  4. Anton Yelchin discusses ‘Star Trek 3′ and a new director - The Global Dispatch says:

    […] Payne and Patrick McKay have been hired to write Star Trek 3, which may arrive into theaters in 2016 for the franchise’s 50th […]

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