Roberto Orci drops out of Power Rangers reboot
- Bang Showbiz
- 22 September 2014
Roberto Orci has been forced to quit his role as executive producer in the 'Power Rangers' reboot due to a conflicting schedule
Roberto Orci has dropped out of the 'Power Rangers.'
The screenwriter-and-producer has been forced to quit as executive producer in the Lionsgate and Haim Saban's upcoming big screen reboot as his 'Star Trek 3' directing obligation has created a schedule clash.
However, Orci's exit won't affect the worldwide release of 'Power Ranges' on July 22, 2016, as Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz will still write the script for the movie and Saban will continue to produce alongside Brian Casentini, according to Deadline.com.
Meanwhile, 'Star Trek 3' is expected to go into production within the next six months after Orci, John D. Payne and Patrick McKay completed the initial draft of the script last month.
The 41-year-old screenwriter, who helped pen JJ Abrams's two 'Star Trek' films with Alex Kurtzman, also has his sights set on directing the movie.
He said earlier this year: "I don't want to count my chickens before they hatch. The studio has yet to even read the script. I'm in the middle of writing it, with the talented team of [John D.] Payne and [Patrick] McKay.
"They are true 'Star Trek' fans, as well. So, I can't even think anything about the future until I give them a script and they greenlight it. Until that happens, everything else is just a rumour."
The sci-fi franchise is expected to see stars such as Simon Pegg, Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto and Zoe Saldana return, but details are shrouded in secrecy.
There is no release date lined up for 'Star Trek 3' yet, but it is expected to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the franchise in 2016.