In a new interview with CraveOnline, Trek writer Roberto Orci offered up a hint towards the direction Star Trek 3 might take when it hits theaters in 2016.
When asked if the film will rely on classic Trek stories or stand on its own in the canon:
“Little bit of both,” Orci said. “Part of the fun of the freedom that we bought ourselves is that you can harmonize with canon and you can echo what’s come before, so you can do it in a new way.”
Orci worked with co-writers Alex Kurtzman and Damon Lindelof for the first two films produced by Bad Robot; he will instead be joined by newcomers J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay for the third installment of the reboot film series.