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Confirmed: First Draft Of Star Trek 2016 Script Complete August 12, 2014

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Orci/Kurtzman,ST: Into Darkness Sequel , comments closed

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The next Star Trek movie (and thirteenth in the franchise) has passed a big milestone. A month ago we reported that Roberto Orci and co-writers  Patrick McKay and JD Payne were "in the middle" of scripting the movie. Now, Orci exclusively tells TrekMovie the first draft has been completed.

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Orci & Kurtzman To Produce ‘Vampire Chronicles’ Movies For Universal August 7, 2014

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Orci/Kurtzman,Sci-Fi , comments closed

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Roberto Orci is still at work with co-writers Patrick McKay and J.D. Payne on the script for the next Star Trek film, slated for 2016. But he has also added a couple of new movie projects as producer to his slate. TrekMovie has confirmed reports that Orci is teaming up with long-time writing/producing partner Alex Kurtzman to reboot the Anne Rice Vampire Chronicles series as well as The Mummy. More details below.

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Quinto: Orci ‘Will’ Direct Star Trek 2016 – Says Film Is ‘In Formation’ + 1st Look At Quinto In ‘Hitman: Agent 47 July 26, 2014

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Celebrity,Orci/Kurtzman,ST09 Cast,ST: Into Darkness Sequel , comments closed

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Zachary Quinto was at San Diego Comic Con to promote a couple of non-Star Trek projects but he did talk a little Trek, notably about whether or not Roberto Orci will be directing the next film. See what he had to say, plus get a first look at Zach in Hitman: Agent 47.

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Orci Talks ‘New Discoveries’ For 2016 Star Trek Movie July 18, 2014

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Orci/Kurtzman,ST: Into Darkness Sequel , comments closed

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Roberto Orci remains cautious but he had a little more to say about the 2016 Star Trek movie at a recent event – talking about the setting, character arcs and directing the film. Details below.

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Orci Joins Power Rangers Movie Creative Team July 15, 2014

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Celebrity,Orci/Kurtzman,Sci-Fi , comments closed

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Roberto Orci is currently co-writing the script for the 2016 Star Trek movie, but he has other projects going like the new TV series Matador (premiering tonight). And he just added another project to his plate – helping bring The Power Rangers back to the big screen. Details below.

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Orci: Currently ‘In Middle’ Of Writing Star Trek 2016 Script + Directing Deal Not ‘Final’ Until Script Finished July 10, 2014

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Orci/Kurtzman,ST: Into Darkness Sequel , comments closed

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According to Roberto Orci he and his co-writers are in the middle of writing the script for the next Star Trek film, and even though it has been reported in the trades, he hasn’t officially signed a deal to direct the next film. More details below.

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Orci Hints At New Setting And Aliens For Next Star Trek + Talks Directing, Kirk Sex, Gay Character & More June 26, 2014

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Orci/Kurtzman,ST: Into Darkness Sequel , comments closed

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In a just released podcast interview, Roberto Orci discussed the challenge he faces as a first time director for the next Star Trek movie, dropped some hints for the setting and about new aliens, talked about visiting the set of Star Wars to pick up tips from JJ Abrams, opined on Kirk sex scenes and a gay character and more. See below for highlights and to listen tot he podcast.

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Variety says Roberto Orci named director of “Star Trek 3″ May 13, 2014

by Brian Drew , Filed under: Orci/Kurtzman,ST: Into Darkness Sequel , comments closed

BREAKING: Variety is reporting that Roberto Orci, co-screenwriter and producer of the previous two Star Trek films, has been tapped to direct the third film in the rebooted franchise.

When approached by Variety to confirm, Paramount, Skydance Productions, and Orci’s representatives had no comment.

Orci, who will be making his directorial debut, is collaborating with newcomers J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay on the screenplay.  He had been lobbying to land the directing assignment, and needed to convince Paramount and it’s producing partner, Skydance Productions, that he could handle the demands of directing a major Hollywood blockbuster.

No details about the film are known, but the entire cast is expected to return.  J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burke will produce along with Skydance’s David Ellison.

Roberto Orci in talks to direct “Star Trek 3″ May 9, 2014

by Brian Drew , Filed under: Orci/Kurtzman,ST: Into Darkness Sequel , comments closed

star-trek-writer-roberto-orci-wants-to-revive-the-franchise-on-tv-146446-a-1381748857-470-75Deadline Hollywoods Mike Fleming is reporting that Roberto Orci, co-screenwriter and producer of the previous two Trek films, has emerged as the frontrunner to direct the third feature and is currently in talks with Paramount and their producing partner, Skydance Productions.

According to Fleming, Orci has mounted “an aggressive lobbying campaign” to land the job, and should he get it,

…this would amount to another first-time director taking on a massive project, which has been hit (Snow White And The Huntsman) and miss (Transcendence, John Carter, 47 Ronin).  Orci could be an exception on the positive side of the ledger because he has been involved for so long as writer and producer in shaping such big scale films as the Star Trek films as well as theTransformers and Amazing Spider-Man movies. I’m told that Paramount’s partner, Skydance Productions, has been in Orci’s corner, but Paramount needed convincing. Now it all could happen at warp speed.

Source: Deadline Hollywood

The pace certainly appears to be picking up.  We’ll bring you more information as we get it.

Orci and Kurtzman to end film partnership; Orci lobbying to direct Trek 3 April 22, 2014

by Brian Drew , Filed under: Orci/Kurtzman,ST: Into Darkness Sequel , comments closed

alex-kurtzman-and-roberto-orci-at-star-trek-premiereRoberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, the screenwriting and producing duo who have worked on some of Hollywood’s biggest franchises(Mission:Impossible, Transformers, Star Trek, the upcoming Amazing Spider-Man 2) have decided to end their feature film partnership so they can both pursue directing careers.  Their company, K/O Paper Products, will not dissolve, however.  The two are will continue to collaborate on various television projects, both current and upcoming.

Kurtzman is already set to direct “Venom”, a spinoff of the Spider-Man franchise.  Orci’s directorial ambitions will be of great interest to Trek fans.

from Variety:

Orci is currently laser focused on the upcoming “Star Trek 3.” He’s already been tapped to pen the picture along with Patrick McKay and John D. Payne, and he’s lobbying heavily to direct the production. The film’s co-producers, J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot and David Ellison’s Skydance, appear to be in favor of Orci helming the film, but people familiar with the situation say that Paramount is being cautious. If Orci lands the assignment, “Star Trek 3” would mark his directorial debut.

–Source: Variety

TrekMovie will bring you more information as we get it.

UNCONFIRMED RUMOR: Orci talked to CBS about Trek TV Show October 12, 2013

by Matt Wright , Filed under: CBS/Paramount,Orci/Kurtzman,Rumor,Star Trek Into Darkness,Trek on TV , comments closed

Putting Star Trek back on TV has been increasingly talked about as of late. Out of nowhere a tweet from reporter Joe Michalczuk who was covering the Ender’s Game press junket for the UK’s Sky News claims Roberto Orci told him he had a meeting with CBS. This is to be considered a totally unconfirmed rumor and should be taken with a large grain of salt. We also do not know who else (aside from Bob) “they” refers to in his tweet:

 

Orci has commented here at TrekMovie in the past about his own personal interest in maybe, perhaps, if the stars align, thinking about doing an Abramsverse Star Trek TV show. But it was mostly just personal interest, the issues with CBS and Paramount being separate companies with differing agendas seemed to be a bit of a mess. So we’ll shall see if this gets confirmed in any way. Even if it’s true, don’t count on it being publicly acknowledged, preliminary meetings are just that, preliminary, often times it’s just feeling out the parties involved, in many cases doesn’t go anywhere, or doesn’t happen quickly, so things are kept under wraps until a more concrete agreement is made.

Post-STID interviews with Kurtzman and Abrams September 30, 2013

by Matt Wright , Filed under: Abrams,Interview,Orci/Kurtzman,Star Trek Into Darkness , comments closed

With the recent release of Star Trek Into Darkness on home video, members of the production team have been out doing interviews. While we hear from J.J. Abrams and Roberto Orci quite a bit, Orci’s writing partner Alex Kurtzman tends to be quieter, so in a bit of a rarity, Blastr has some interesting remarks from Kurtzman on the writing of Into Darkness. J.J. Abrams was also out for interviews recently, talking to Comic Book Resources about Khan’s blood and his mystery box paradigm.

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“Star Trek has called me, and I’m going to serve” Bob Orci Talks Trek on Mission Log Podcast September 21, 2013

by Kayla Iacovino , Filed under: Celebrity,Orci/Kurtzman,Star Trek (2009 film),Star Trek Into Darkness,Web , comments closed

In a very special Mission Log Podcast supplemental, Star Trek writer Bob Orci sat down to talk about what it was like coming into Trek for him, how he listens to fans’ feedback on his work, Trek’s place on TV, what’s next for Trek, and he even responds to recent events getting heated right here on the Trek Movie message boards. We get almost two full hours of Bob Orci talking about Star Trek, what he loves about it, and why he and co-workers wrote the last two movies the way they did. Read some of the highlights and listen for yourself after the jump.

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Watch Fox TV Previews For Abrams ‘Almost Human’ & Orci/Kurtzman’s Sleepy Hollow May 13, 2013

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Abrams,Celebrity,Orci/Kurtzman,Sci-Fi , comments closed

In January, after five seasons, FOX ran the series finale of Fringe the genre show from the Star Trek team of JJ Abrams, Bryan Burk, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci. And now FOX is getting back in the genre business with the team with two new shows – Almost Human from Bad Robot (starring Karl Urban) and Sleepy Hollow from K/O (featuring John Cho). Watch new previews for both below.
 
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Watch: Trailer For Orci & Kurtzman’s Ender’s Game – Showing With Star Trek Into Darkness May 8, 2013

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Orci/Kurtzman,Sci-Fi , comments closed

When you sit down to watch Star Trek Into Darkness there will be a trailer for another sci-fi space movie produced by Star Trek writer/producers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman: Ender’s Game. But you don’t have to wait, the trailer is online now and you can watch it below.
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Watch: Preview Of George Takei On ‘Transformers Prime’ April 12, 2013

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Celebrity,Orci/Kurtzman,TOS , comments closed

Tonight’s episode of Transformers Prime features Star Trek actor George Takei voicing one of the Transformers. And you can watch a clip of Takei’s work from the show below.   

 

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Orci & Kurtzman Talk ‘Into Darkness’ & Next Star Trek In Official Mag + 4 New Images March 31, 2013

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Orci/Kurtzman,ST: Into Darkness Sequel,Star Trek Into Darkness , comments closed

The latest issue of the official Star Trek magazine has an interview with Star Trek Into Darkness co-writer/producers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman. The pair talk about the villain John Harrison, the arc of the crew, how the film ties into today and even a bit about their next Star Trek movie. Excerpts below plus some scans of new Into Darkness images from the mag.  
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Orci & Kurtzman Cast John Cho For Guest Spot In ‘Sleepy Hollow’ + Sell Sci-Fi Project To Universal March 15, 2013

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Celebrity,Orci/Kurtzman,ST09 Cast , comments closed

Karl Urban isn’t the only new Star Trek star who has nabbed an acting gig from a Trek producer this pilot season. Now news comes that John Cho has been cast in a guest role for Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman’s Sleepy Hollow Fox pilot. Bob and Alex have also sold a new sci-fi movie project to Universal. Details on all that below.  
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Exclusive: Kurtzman On Villain Testing Crew + Lindelof On Changes 3D Brings To Trek + Abrams On Next Project December 13, 2012

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Abrams,Interview,Lindelof,Orci/Kurtzman,Star Trek Into Darkness , comments closed

TrekMovie had the opportunity to briefly chat with some of the people behind the camera for Star Trek Into Darkness at a cocktail reception at Bad Robot this week. Today we present Alex Kurtzman talking about the importance of the villain in the film and where the crew is on their arc. Also Damon Lindelof talks about how 3D has changed things this time around. And finally JJ Abrams talks about what he will do after Into Darkness

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Exclusive: Kurtzman & Orci Talk Reveal Of ‘Into Darkness’ Villain Name December 11, 2012

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Interview,Orci/Kurtzman,Star Trek Into Darkness , comments closed

Yesterday Benedict Cumberbatch’s Star Trek Into Darkness character finally got a name, but this name didn’t exactly line up with what we had been lead to believe about the character. Luckily TrekMovie had a chance to dig deeper into this by talking to two of the film’s screenwriters: Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci. See what they had to say, but again beware of spoilers.

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