Re: ‘Star Trek 3′: Roberto Orci Wants to Direct
The real news, however, is that Orci has been lobbying to direct Star Trek 3, which he is also writing with with Patrick McKay and John D. Payne. The report is that JJ Abrams and Bad Robot are in favor of him getting the job, as are David Ellison and Skydance Productions, the chief financiers.
Were this to happen, Orci's tumultuous relationship with fans would probably go to the next level.
It's almost worth it for that reason alone.
I can't think of a good reason why he shouldn't do it. He's clearly passionate about Trek and has been deeply involved in both films.
Some say that BB-8 is made from his discarded helmets and that he once turned down a role as a Stormtrooper because it had too many lines.
All we know is, he's called The Stig