Variety’s is reporting that Skydance Pictures and Paramount have picked Roberto Orci to make his directorial debut with Star Trek 3. Orci has been campaigning to direct the picture as he is currently writing the script with J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay. The director’s/ captain’s chair was left open after JJ Abrams jumped ship and went onto Star Wars: Episode VII.
This news is not official as it has not been confirmed by Paramount or Skydance.