With the release and success of Star Trek Into Darkness a few months ago, Paramount Pictures and Bad Robot Productions are itching to start production on Star Trek 3 for the 50th anniversary of Trek in 2016. But now rumor has it that a new pair of writers are being tapped to pen the next Trek sequel, a change that should be potentially huge for fans who were underwhelmed or downright infuriated by the two Abrams Trek movies we’ve seen so far.
According to Badass Digest’s inside sources, Paramount Pictures is looking to hire the writing team of Ashley Edward Miller and Zack Stentz for Star Trek 3. Miller and Stentz have writing credits on the first Thor film for Marvel Studios and X-Men: First Class for Twentieth Century Fox. They also worked as writers and producers on Bad Robot’s science fiction TV series Fringe. This would be the second Roddenberry-related assignment for Miller and Stentz, who both previously worked on the science fiction TV series Andromeda (remember Andromeda?), which was based on Gene Roddenberry’s unused material.