Star Trek
The crew of JJ Abrams' 2009 Star Trek rebootParamount Pictures

Fans of Star Trek will be pleased to know that the popular sci-fi franchise reboot will finally go where no man has gone before in its upcoming third instalment.

Director Roberto Orci, who's all set to direct Star Trek 3 promises that the new film will stay true to its roots as it heads back to deep space.

"In this movie, they are closer than they are to the original series characters that you have ever seen," Orci said during a podcast for Geoff Boucher's Humans From Earth. "They have set off on their five-year mission. So their adventure is going to be in deep space."

Fans complained that the first two Star Trek films were set more on Earth and familiar surroundings which is not what the original series is all about. But looks like in the third film, the USS Enterprise will explore the universe rather than the San Francisco cityscape, reports Variety.

"In ['Into Darkness'] they set out finally where the original series started," he said during the interview. "The first two films – especially the 2009 ['Star Trek'] – was an origin story. It was about them coming together. So they weren't the characters they were in the original series. They were growing into them and that continues on in the second movie."

The sequel marks Orci's directorial debut. Orci co-wrote the first two movies directed by JJ Abrams and will also help pen Star Trek 3.

He also co-wrote The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and the first two Transformers movies.

Star Trek 3 will hit theatres in 2016.