May 24 2024


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Kurtzman And Orci Go Solo

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When it comes to filmmaking, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci are going their separate ways.

The duo has worked together on films for almost a decade, including films such as Star Trek into Darkness, Mission Impossible III, People Like Us and The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

The split is amicable, according to sources, and while pursuing solo careers as directors, the two will continue to team up on television projects. Their production company will probably “be reconfigured to accommodate their separation” when it comes to movie-making.

Orci is said to be angling to direct Star Trek 3. He is one of the co-writers (along with Patrick McKay and John D. Payne), and while the co-producers (Bad Robot and Skydance) are in favor of Orci helming the third rebooted Trek movie, Paramount is “being cautious.”

Kurtzman will be directing the Spider-Man spinoff Venom, and he is working on a deal with Universal to oversee projects such as The Mummy, and Van Helsing.

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24 thoughts on “Kurtzman And Orci Go Solo

  1. Which of you wrote Spock CRYING and screaming “Khaaaaan” in “Into Darkness”? That person should NOT be allowed to direct Star Trek 3 … actually, that person should not be allowed to touch Star Trek ever again.

  2. Orci might helm ST3? If this is the case, then Edward D. Wood Jr. won’t be the worst director of all time after all.

  3. About halfway through this Picard begins to sound like a Wookiee. I like it.

  4. I gave up on the Nu Trek movies after the debacle that was Into Darkness, the only Trek film I’ve only watched once. Neither of these two morons have any clue about anything to do with decent film making, and as such, it doesn’t matter whether they continue as a destructive tag team or not.

  5. So they’re still nothing but parasites who live off the work of others. What a shock.

  6. These two should be banished to Rura Penthe. Exhibit A and B of why Hollywood sucks as bad as it does these days

  7. If the selection criteria for choosing the new director does not include ‘previous experience directing’ then can I put my name in the hat as well please?

  8. Orci again spoke up. This time, his tone was decidedly more aggressive. “STID has infinetly more social commentary than ‘Raiders’ in every Universe, and I say that with Harrison Ford being a friend. You lose credibility big time when you don’t honestly engage with the FUCKING WRITER OF THE MOVIE ASKING YOU AN HONEST QUESTION. You prove the cliche of shitty fans. And rude in the process. So, as Simon Pegg would say: FUCK OFF!” Uh. Wuh-oh.

    Based on this quote, I don’t really think someone who childishly tells people to “fuck off” for daring to critique his ‘art’ is not really the person I want writing and directing the next installment.

  9. Orci is said to be angling to direct Star Trek 3. He is one of the co-writers (along with Patrick McKay and John D. Payne), and while the co-producers (Bad Robot and Skydance) are in favor of Orci helming the third rebooted Trek movie, Paramount is “being cautious.”

    This reads as though Bad Robot are in control and not Paramount. I hope Paramount don’t put the 50th anniversary movie in the hands of a poor writer/unqualified director.

  10. Infinitely… more… social commentary… than Raiders.



    In Raiders, we learned that Nazis are bad, greedy disregard for others’ culture can melt your face, and the wisest approach is to understand and respect what you are stealing.

    In Star Trek Into Infinitely More Social Commentary, we learned that girlfriends no matter how intelligent are all whiny nagging bitches, Alex Jones writes screenplays, and Sikhs are pasty white.

    Did I leave anything out, Bob?

  11. So Bobbo’s ego simply grew too big for them to share the same trailer.

  12. I’m willing to give the next one a chance provided that:
    Orci does not direct,
    the screenplay is more McKay and Payne than Orci, and
    whoever directs doesn’t flat out lie and tell us it is not the incredibly stupid premise that’s been leaked when in fact it is.
    A bonus would be if the end credits scene included Orci being beheaded by an actual Klingon. I volunteer. I have my own weapons.

  13. Thing is Kang for a tweet its almost impressive how it betrays so much ignorance and petty mindedness.
    1, Is Bob Orci really measuring how good something is solely by the amount of social commentary? In that case Schindlers list is better than both, end of argument.
    2, if his aim was to write a social commentary, what the heck is the message? That one shouldn’t fire a torpedo in case there’s a person inside? This film has words like terrorist and execution but has none of the intelligence of a trek episode like Duet which 1000,000 Orci’s couldn’t have written.
    3, talking about social commentary when your film includes a young blonde in her knickers for no reason, something raiders doesnt need to do, leaves your argument on very shaky ground.
    4, his referencing of Harrison ford as a friend is an attempt to belittle the commentator with Orci’s self perceived fame/success. by doing this Orci is behaving like a pathetic school bully. Furthermore Is Ford his friend or is it that he met him during Cowboys and Aliens?
    5, why does he need to qualify his friendship with Ford when saying Raiders lacks social commentary? Was there ever an intention to make Raiders a social commentary? In fact I would suggest Raiders is a film about the power of stories from the past and bringing them into the present, Indy brings the Exodus into his present mirroring George/Stephen’s quest to bring the serial play back to the 80s. It’s a film about nostalgia. STID is a film about making as many explosions happen whilst disrespecting the characters and dialogue of one of the most popular entries in the franchise.
    6, finally his childish “fuck off” simply shows that he has run out of ideas, that he cannot truly defend the indefensible. His film makes no sense, his characters do not make sense, he wasted my time and my money with that tripe and I want this talentless, rude friend of Harrison Ford no where near the franchise, not least because given he’s a writer that can’t write, what the hell is his directing going to look like?

  14. This is what gets me about him, about both of them. For every praiseworthy thing they’ve done, and I found a lot to praise in Trek 2009, they’ve done two or three stupid things and made at least ten ignorant or insulting comments.
    I just can’t respect Roberto Orci. In this past year-and-some I’ve lost any respect I’d actually gained for him. Alex Kurtzman at least has the good grace to not go out of his way to insult and attack people.

  15. Now, now. He’d really have to work hard to do worse than Shatner.

  16. Orci claims “social commentary?” Yes, I guess so…if you believe everything Alex Jones says. *eyeroll*

  17. Shater did a better job with STV than the “NuTrek” (pronounced NUT-wreck) boyees.

  18. Hopefully, whoever ends up writing the new Nu-Star Trek 3 will have better feel for franchise while trying infuse it with whatever it is that modern movie goes want to see. Given state of the cinemas these days, its anything goes. Unfortunately.

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