Bob Orci is now confirmed as the co-writer of STAR TREK 3, but he won’t be paired with writing buddy Alex Kurtzman. Instead he’ll team up with writers Patrick McKay & J.D. Payne. I guess Kurtzman is worth two writers or maybe Orci is just compensating for the void he feels not having Kurtzman by his side. It’s probably more likely that McKay and Payne are good writers and make a good team but the fan-fictionist in me can’t help but wonder.
The plot is still being kept under wraps but you already knew that and that’s not likely to change as JJ Abrams is still attached to produce.
Payne and McKay have co-written scripts “Goliath”, “Boiler Plate” and “Deadliest Warrior” which are all in various states of development.
They are repped by UTA.
Source: Hollywood Reporter