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 if you get Amazon Prime he will hand-deliver your packages during a powerslide in a classic Jag and that he's paid with bottles of octane booster.
All we know is, he's not The Stig but he is The Stig's non-trademarked generic cousin.