Writers Assemble for Thirteenth Star Trek Feature

With the series’ 50th anniversary hitting in 2016, work is already underway to bring a thirteenth (or third, depending on your interpretation of temporal mechanics) big screen Star Trek adventure to theaters. Although there’s no guarantee yet that the project will hit for the golden anniversary celebration, the odds of that are looking a little better today as The Hollywood Reporter reveals that Patrick McKay and J.D. Payne will be joining the returning Roberto Orci. Orci’s writing partner, Alex Kurtzman, the outlet says, will be sitting this one out.

Although the film does not yet have a director locked, recent reports have hinted that Attack the Block helmer Joe Cornish is high on the list of potential candidates.

Although McKay and Payne do not, as of yet, have a produced credit to their name, they have already worked with J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions on Boilerplate: History’s Mechanical Marvel, a planned adaptation of the book by Paul Guinan and Anina Bennett.