J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay have been tapped to write Star Trek 3 for Paramount and Skydance Productions.
The duo will join Roberto Orci, who co-wrote the first two installments of the reboot with partner Alex Kurtzmanand Damon Lindelof. Orci is working without Kurtzman on this one.
The next Star Trek film is untitled and unscheduled, but Paramount and Skydance are hoping to have a film in time for the franchise to celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2016.