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]
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.
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]
Star Trek co-writer/producer Alex Kurtzman’s directorial debut People Like Us hits theaters next month. Starring Elizabeth Banks and Star Trek’s Chris Pine, the family drama was co-written by Trek’s Bob Orci. A new "sizzle reel" has been released with scenes along with Kurtzman and Pine talking about the film. Watch it below.
Star Trek writer/producers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman are adding yet more franchises to their plates. Today it was announced the pair have signed a new deal with Universal Pictures, with reboots of Van Helsing (with Tom Cruise as star) and The Mummy at the top of their to do lists for the studio. More details below.
Star Trek scribes Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman have been tapped to take on another sequel, this time for Marvel’s Spider-Man franchise. The trades are reporting that the pair have been tapped to write a new draft for the sequel to The Amazing Spider-Man, which hasn’t even opened yet.
Another Summer film we are looking forward to is People Like Us (formerly Welcome To People), the directorial debut of Star Trek co-writer/producer Alex Kurtzman which also stars Star Trek’s Chris Pine. The film was written and produced by Kurtzman and his Trek writing partner Roberto Orci. The first trailer has just been released, check it out below.
To up his follower count on Twitter, Star Trek co-writer producer Roberto Orci has been suggesting he will send out an image or two from the set of the new Star Trek sequel currently in production. While he tries to sort that out, today he sent out some "appetizer" photos from his personal collection of behind the scenes shots during production of the 2009 Star Trek movie. Check those out below. [UPDATED]
Earlier this week we reported how Star Trek’s new Spock (Zachary Quinto) had made a comment about how the script for the Star Trek sequel currently in production is still going through changes. Now here at TrekMovie, co-writer/producer Roberto Orci has detailed the nature of these new "polishes." Orci also revealed something about the time setting between the two films. See below for more details.
While interacting with fans here at TrekMovie.com in the comments section, Star Trek sequel co-writer/producer Roberto Orci has dropped a couple of interesting tidbits about the film’s budget, scale and even the engine room. See below for more.
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).
Star Trek fans are anxious for things to get started on the Star Trek sequel, but apparently we are not alone. Today Star Trek’s new Scotty Simon Pegg took to Twitter to express his anticipation (using some adult language). Check that out below, plus see Damon Lindelof’s response and the latest cryptic comments from Bob Orci here at TrekMovie.
We are still awaiting official announcements regarding the Star Trek sequel, but in a new interview co-writer/producer Roberto Orci gave a brief update on work being done currently. Orci and Star Trek comics writer also talked about how the new IDW series will tie into the sequel. Details below.
The Star Trek team are still at work getting ready to make the Star Trek sequel, but they have also been making some news in TV Land. Writer/producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci have sold a pilot script to CBS, while producer/director JJ Abrams has sold a pilot to NBC. Details below.
Back in July we reported on news that Star Trek director J.J. Abrams was "moving towards a commitment" to direct the sequel to the 2009 hit. Now comes news that Abrams has officially committed to the project.
In a new interview Star Trek co-writer/producers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman have given an update on a possible new animated Star Trek series, saying they would love to do it if they could. They also talked about how all the time waiting for JJ Abrams to finish Super 8 wasn’t wasted. Details below.
Last week Paramount finally acknowledged that the sequel to the 2009 Star Trek movie has been delayed. Paramount did not set a new release date and now co-writer/producers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman say the schedule is still up in the air, but they are already working as fast as they can.
Any cursory glance through the comments here at TrekMovie.com will show that there has been a lot of talk about the Star Trek sequel, with expectations raised now that the film has been delayed. In a new interview co-writer/producers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman talked about how they are feeling that fan pressure. While they are thinking about the fans, they apparently aren’t thinking much about 3-D. More below.
Some more Comic Con comments from Star Trek sequel co-writer/producer Damon Lindelof have emerged, talking about the challenge of the sequel and giving an update on JJ Abrams participation in the project. Lindelof also confirmed no Borg for film but wouldn’t say on Khan. All that and more below, including videos. [UPDATED]
TrekMovie has put together some fun Star Trek celeb stuff from Saturday at San Diego Comic Con including photos of Patrick Stewart and video of the crowd singing him happy birthday. Plus Bob Orci reveals the truth about a government conspiracy, and finally video of Zachary Quinto and Damon Lindelof "audition" for Fringe.
It has been reported before that there has been a "soft prep" going on for the Star Trek sequel including some early design work. In a new video interview from Sand Diego Comic Con, co-writer/producer Roberto Orci goes into more detail about this work, including how the USS Enterprise "might change." Watch it below.
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).
The upcoming Star Trek video game is the feature cover story for the latest Game Pro Magazine, which also includes and interview with Star Trek co-writer/producer, where he talks about consequences, canon and more
JJ Abrams (with Super 8) isn’t the only Star Trek honcho who has teamed up with Steven Spielberg for sci-fi adventure this summer. Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman and Damon Lindelof are the scribes behind the sci-fi western Cowboys & Aliens, coming at the end of July. Watch a new behind the scenes featurette (including Bob and Alex) below. [UPDATE: New trailer added]
Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman and Damon Lindelof have been tasked to shape the story and script for the 2012 Star Trek sequel. In a new exclusive interview with TrekMovie.com the writer/producers talk about the sequel schedule, character development, getting the mix of old and new right, fan patience, and more. Watch the video and read the transcript below.
Following Nick Meyer chat at the LA Times Hero Complex Film Fest it was the turn of Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman, and Damon Lindelof who talked for forty minutes about their 2009 Star Trek movie, and about the 2012 Star Trek sequel. Highlights, quotes and a video clip (with TrekMovie.com shoutout) below.
Star Trek is finally returning to the world of video games. This morning Paramount announced they are developing a new game for PC, Xbox 360® and PlayStation®3, based on the 2009 Star Trek movie. The story for the game is being developed in collaboration with Star Trek writers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman. Details below.
There has been a lot of talk about the status of the Star Trek sequel and its script in the last few weeks. We are all still waiting for JJ Abrams promised "announcement soon" on the status of the sequel, but we did get a little tidbit today in the form of writers Roberto Orci and Damon Lindelof joining the latest fad…planking.
Today, exclusively with TrekMovie.com, Star Trek sequel co-writer/producer Roberto Orci explained that while they are waiting for JJ Abrams to wrap Super 8, he is still working with the writers on the script, and their “detailed” outline has been enough for prepping the film. Plus today JJ Abrams expressed that he "hoped" he will return to direct. We also have a new poll on the sequel release date.
Next week the broadcast and cable networks hold their ‘upfronts,’ their annual presentations to advertisers on pickups and renewals for the 2011/2012 seasons. But news on the 2011-12 shows has already been released and we’re here to provide you with a quick run down related to all the shows picked up, canceled or renewed involving Star Trek vets. [Update: CBS has canceled William Shatner’s comedy $#*! My Dad Says + Renewal likely for Hawaii Five-O] .