The long time one half of super screenwriting duo of Kurtzman & Orci, Roberto Orci, will no longer be directing the big budget sequel that was originally set to be his directorial debut. the first two, Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness, were helmed by J.J. Abrams. Most recently, Kurtzman and Orci had officially announced that they were separating from writing film projects together (Transformers 1 & 2, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Enders Game and Cowboys & Aliens are some of their works) to branch out into other areas.
Orci is set to produce Star Trek 3, Now You See Me 2: The Second Act, The Mummy reboot, The Wolf Man and the Van Helsing reboot.
No news as to who will helm the no doubt $200m budgeted Star Trek sequel but odds on favourite is Ant-Man abdicator Edgar Wright.