Orci & Kurtzman Sell Political Conspiracy & Western Pilots + Abrams Adds Another Movie Project October 7, 2011by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Abrams,CBS/Paramount,Orci/Kurtzman,Star Trek Into Darkness , trackback
The last week brings more business deal news from the team behind the last and next Star Trek movie. Writer/producers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman have sold a couple more pilots for the next seasons, and JJ Abrams has added another film to his future schedule (after the Star Trek sequel).
Orci & Kurtzman Sell Political and Western Pilots
Star Trek writer/producers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman have sold their second and third pilots for the 2012/13 TV season. For ABC their K/O production company will make Secret Cabinet, which is described by THR as:
[A] procedural that follows a newly-elected president and his “secret Cabinet,” the government’s covert team of America’s most elite minds who investigate and protect the nation from strange occurrences and “conspiracy theory truths.”
Anyone who follows Bob Orci on Twitter or in the comments here at TrekMovie knows that he is a bit of a conspiracy buff, so it looks like he will have an outlet. Orci & Kurtzman are executive producing along with Robot Chicken’s Matt Senreich and Exit Strategy’s Heather Kadin. Orci is penning the pilot along with Robot Chicken’s Seth Green, Michael Dougherty and Jon Favreau, who will also direct the pilot.
And for FOX, K/O has sold an unnamed Western-themed pilot which Deadline says will tell the origins of Wyatt Earp and his brothers. The pilot has been written by The Shield’s John Hlavin.
Abrams adds another film to slate
And finally, Star Trek producer/director JJ Abrams has added another project to his Bad Robot/Paramount production. Few details are known at this time, but Deadline reports it is a "mysterious adventure" and Abrams is collaborating with writer/director Billy Ray (State of Play, 24). It isn’t known if JJ Abrams is just producing or will also be involved as director and/or writer on project with Ray, but JJ’s next film project as a producer and a director is of course the Star Trek sequel.