J. Allen wrote:
I don't know, while I agree about a first time Director taking on such a big budget, high profile project, if J.J. has confidence in him, maybe he's up to the challenge.
Note the TrekToday headline that went up a little while ago:
Apparently both Orci and Kurtzman are pursuing independent directing and producing careers in film, though they'll continue to collaborate on TV productions. Kurtzman's already been picked to direct the Venom
spinoff from the Amazing Spider-Man
franchise, and he has only one prior movie directing credit, a Chris Pine film called People Like Us