Star Trek executive producers and co-writers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman have added another project to their production slate. It was just announced the pair will be producing a film based on an award-winning documentary about Kart racing.
Bob and Alex to make movie about kid racers
Kart racing is described as ‘little league for NASCAR’ and the 2009 documentary "Racing Dreams" follows three young racers competing in the World Karting Association National Pavement Series. Variety reports that Orci and Kurtzman will produce a feature adaptation of the documentary for Dreamworks.
This kid racing movie is just one of about a dozen the pair have in some stage of development for Dreamworks, including the John Favreau directed Cowboys and Aliens, which is currently in pre-production and is reported to have Daniel Craig coming on board to star. But Bob and Alex are multi-taskers and are expected to turn their focus to that Star Trek sequel story and script in the coming months.
"Racing Dreams" won 2009 documenary of the year a the Tribeca Film Festival. Here is their video on the documentary.