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The cast and crew of the Star Trek movie have been busy this week – on their other projects. Fox has announced some of the dramas they will be picking up for the next season, including JJ Abrams sci-fi show Alcatraz. Fox is also still looking at another show from Star Trek scribes Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman. In addition. Star Trek’s Zachary Quinto is producing his second movie.
Fox picks up Abrams’ ‘Alcatraz’ – retooling Orci/Kurtzman’s ‘Exit Strategy’
Fox is the first network to announce pickups for the next season by ordering a number of new series late Tuesday. Included on their fall roster is Alcatraz, a time-travel series created by Star Trek producer/director JJ Abrams and starring Jorge Garcia (Lost) and produced by Abrams’ Bad Robot. Variety also reports that Fox is "poised" to order the CIA action show Exit Strategy (starring Ethan Hawke), created by Star Trek scribes Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman. Deadline reports that Exit Strategy is being "retooled" and in contention for midseason. Deadline also report that Orci and Kurtzman’s comic adaptation Locke and Key series will not be picked up at Fox, although there was some talk of turning it into a mini-series.
So combined with Abrams, Orci & Kurtzman’s Fringe and Brannon Braga’s Terra Nova, Fox may have four dramas produced by Star Trek vets in the next season, three of which are in the sci-fi genre and deal with time-travel.
Second Movie From Quinto Production Company
Zachary Quinto’s production company Before The Door is following up it’s first film Margin Call (due in theaters later this year) with another film to start shooting this week. According to Deadline Before The Door has teamed up with Anonymous Content to produce a "found footage" romantic comedy, with Quinto as one of the producers. Filming is set to begin this week in New York, with first-time director Victor Quinaz who also co-wrote the script.