TrekMovie.com has received word from Star Trek 3 co-writer Roberto Orci that the first draft of the screenplay for the upcoming film has been completed. Orci confirmed that he and co-writers Patrick McKay and J.D. Payne finished the draft last week, and that he’s hoping to begin production on the film in the spring of 2015.
Orci has also been tapped to direct the third (or thirteenth, depending on your point of view) adventure of the Enterprise crew, following the departure of J.J. Abrams for a galaxy far, far away.
There’s no announced timeframe for the next “Star Trek” film as of yet, but the expectation is that the new film will land in theaters in 2016, just in time for the franchise’s 50th anniversary.