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Cowboys & Aliens opens next weekend and to help promote the film director Jon Favreu has been posting a series of interviews with the cast and crew of the film, three of whom are part of Star Trek’s new core creative team. Today he posted his chat with producer/co-writers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman along plus his his chat with co-writer Damon Lindelof. Watch the video interviews below (nothing new about Star Trek, but good insights into the team).
Jon Favreau’s Cowboys & Aliens Interview with Orci & Kurtzman & Lindelof
After working on Star Trek Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman produced and co-wrote the sci-fi western Cowboys & Aliens, and they also brought in their Star Trek collaborator Damon Lindelof to help with the script. The film which opens next weekend was directed by Jon Favreu who decided that instead of the usual canned "electronic press kit" interviews sent out by the studio he would interview the main cast and crew. The resulting "Cowboys and Aliens Interviews" have proven very popular with Favreau bringing some of his Dinner for Five style back. The best thing about the interviews is that they are more casual chats with very little promotion of Cowboys & Aliens.
Past interviews include stars Harrison Ford and Olivia Wilde plus executive producers Steven Spielberg, Ron Howard and Brian Grazer. Today’s release has Favreau chatting with Orci, and Kurtzman together and then Damon Lindelof. Here is the full set with the Star Trek team (with a little chatting about Trek sprinkled in).
Orci & Kurtzman "Spielberg Confession" — on how they got started working with Steven Spielberg and how they built their reputation for writing fast (!), and how they "screwed up" on Goonies 2.
Orci & Kurtzman "Send in the Paperwork" — on how they got hired by Spielberg for Transformers.
Orci & Kurtzman "Putting on the Suit" — on how Transformers changed their careers and comparisons with Favreau’s Iron Man.
Orci & Kurtzman "Producers" — on becoming Hollywood producers and Welcome to People.
Damon Lindelof "Collaboration" — On how the Cowboys and Aliens collaboration came together and why the Orci/Kurtzman/Lindelof/JJ Abrams collaboration works.
Damon Lindelof "Brands" — on working with JJ Abrams on Star Trek and Lost and the growth of Bad Robot.
Damon Lindelof "Haley’s Comet" — on working with heroes like Steven Spielberg and Harrison Ford.
Damon Lindelof "Western Hero" — on casting Harrison Ford and the western motif in other genres.
Damon Lindelof "Lost" — on working on films vs. a TV series like Lost.
Damon Lindelof "Cowboys and Aliens" — Lindelof on why it took so long to get Cowboys & Aliens off the ground.
For many more Favreau interviews with Steven Spielberg, Harrison Ford, Ron Howard, and Olivia Wild check out the Cowboys & Aliens Interviews YouTube Channel.
Cowboys & Aliens opens Friday July 29th. More info at the official site: www.cowboysandaliensmovie.com. Here is the latest trailer.