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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 , 220 comments

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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Exclusive: Orci Says Star Trek TV Talks Getting Real + Declares Movie Tie-in Comics & Game As Canon July 17, 2012

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: New Animated Trek,Orci/Kurtzman,Star Trek Into Darkness,Trek on TV , comments closed

In the second part of his new exclusive interview with TrekMovie.com, writer/producer Roberto Orci reveals how talks about Star Trek returning to TV series are getting real. Orci also finally (after some coaxing) makes a big declaration about the canon status of some of Star Trek’s extended universe materials. He also discusses his future with the franchise after the sequel. 

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Exclusive Interview: Roberto Orci Reveals Star Trek Sequel Character Details + Talks Title, Trailer & more July 14, 2012

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

There has been a lot of chatter in the last week so TrekMovie thought it was time again to check in with Star Trek co-writer/producer Roberto Orci who not only contradicted Karl Urban’s latest comments but also gave details on post-production and revealed some spoilers on the new characters in the film, talked titles and more…and this is only in the first part of the exclusive interview below.

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Kurtzman and Pine: Star Trek Sequel Crew Still On Journey To TOS Crew + Cumberbatch’s Villain Helps Kirk ‘Grow’ June 28, 2012

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Orci/Kurtzman,ST09 Cast,Star Trek Into Darkness , comments closed

In the last day as part of their People Like Us publicity tour, both director Alex Kurtzman and star Chris Pine have ended up discussing the Star Trek sequel and specifically the arc of Kirk and the crew of the USS Enterprise, with both noting that the end of the 2009 movie was not the end of their journey to becoming like the crew of the original series. Pine also talked about Benedict Cumberbatch and how his villain brings out the best qualities in Kirk’s journey.
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Orci: Team Talking About Potential Star Trek TV Show + Rules Out Some Sequel Characters + more June 25, 2012

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: New Animated Trek,Orci/Kurtzman,Star Trek Into Darkness,Trek on TV , comments closed

Star Trek sequel co-writer/producer was a call-in guest on a Southern California radio show over the weekend. He didn’t give away any big spoilers for the Star Trek movie, but he did rule out the appearance of a number of classic Star Trek characters. And perhaps more intriguingly, Orci discussed in detail some of the discussions that have been going on regarding bringing Star Trek back to TV.
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Orci: Freedom Of New Star Trek Movie Timeline ‘Scary’ June 19, 2012

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

More comments on the Star Trek sequel have emerged from the People Like Us junket, this time it is co-writer/producer Roberto Orci talking about how, even though they didnt really dig into writing the movie until 2011, they had created the story early on. He also talked about the pluses and minuses of creating a new timeline.

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Pine & Kurtzman Talk Star Trek Sequel Villain + Pix & Video From People Like Us Premiere June 18, 2012

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Orci/Kurtzman,ST09 Cast,Star Trek Into Darkness , comments closed

Alex Kurtzman’s new film People Like Us held its premiere at the LA Film Festival and he and star Chris Pine of course ended up talking more Star Trek at the event and associated junket. See below for comments on the villain, and more (but no spoilers). We also have photos and video from the premiere.

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Kurtzman: Cumberbatch’s Villain is Scary + Star Trek Sequel Delayed To ‘Protect’ Franchise [UPDATED] June 15, 2012

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

Alex Kurtzman’s directorial debut People Like Us hits theaters in two weeks, and while out promoting the movie he is also talking a little Star Trek. In a couple of new interviews the co-writer/producer of the sequel explains why the team chose to delay instead of rushing it out for a 2012 release. He also confirmed our earlier report about no Trek for next month’s San Diego Comic Con. [UPDATE 2: Also talks about Benedict Cumberbatch & 'connected' USS Enterprise sets]

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Orci: No Title Yet For Star Trek Sequel + First Teaser ‘Super Soon’ + more from TrekMovie.com Fan Q&A June 3, 2012

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

As he does every so often. Star Trek sequel co-writer/producer Roberto Orci dropped by the TrekMovie.com comments section tonight and started answering questions posed by the fans. Orci talked about the first teaser trailer, the title for the film, how he prepped and more. See below for highlights and a full transcript, with possibly some minor spoilers.

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Orci: Star Trek Sequel Is Not Remake May 10, 2012

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

The reports about the Star Trek sequel over the last couple of weeks have generated a lot of discussion across the web and here at TrekMovie.com. As he does from time to time, Bob dropped by the site today and made a comment about the chat, this time a short blurb, but with important implications. See more below, plus my thoughts on the latest debates. [NOTE: Article discusses potential spoilers]

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