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The third installment in the rebooted Star Trek franchise is getting a new director, now that we know J.J. Abrams traded one galaxy for another, but as it turns out, the film will also have a pair of new screenwriters to go along with the new visionary. J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay have been hired to write the third Star Trek for Paramount and Skydance Productions, THR reports. and that they will be working alongside franchise writer/producer Roberto Orci (so celebrate accordingly). The trade says that Orci will Not be working with his usual co-writer, Alex Kurtzman, which is pretty unusual. At the very least the new writing duo should have a good amount of time to develop a story. The third Star Trek has no set-in-stone release date at the moment, meaning Paramount can scour the calendar . which is already populated with many massive upcoming blockbusters . »

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