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Star Trek Nominated for 2010 Hugo Award

Monday, April 5th, 2010

Star Trek XI has been nominated for a 2010 Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation.

The 2010 Hugo Awards nominees were announced by Aussiecon 4 recently and Star Trek XI was nominated with four other movies for Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form.

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First Look: Star Trek XI Movie Adaptation 2

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

On Wednesday, March 17, IDW Publishing’s Star Trek Movie Adaptation issue #2 will arrive in stores.

Written by Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman, Tim Jones and Mike Johnson; with artwork (and cover) by David Messina, this second issue of the Star Trek XI movie adaptation includes some cut scenes.

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Kurtzman And Orci To Adapt Comic Book Series

Friday, February 5th, 2010

Star Trek XI Co-writers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci have added even more to their already full plates with word that they are taking on a product based on a comic series published by IDW Publishing.

The pair will work on an adaptation of Locke & Key, a comic series written by Joe Hill and illustrated by Gabriel Rodriguez. Locke & Key is set in the village of Lovecraft and is the story of the Locke family, who move to their estate (Keyhouse), after the murder of the head of the family by a deranged high school student.

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Kurtzman And Orci Sign TV Deal

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

Star Trek XI Co-writers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci have signed an exclusive three-year deal with 20th Century Fox.

Kurtzman and Orci will bring in show ideas, create their own projects (with or without others) and recruit writers as part of the deal.

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Kurtzman And Orci To Produce Racing Dreams

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci are producing a dramatic feature adaptation of Racing Dreams, a documentary by Marshall Curry which won Best Documentary at last year’s Tribeca Film Festival.

Racing Dreams is the story of three young Go-Kart racers who compete in the World Karting Association’s National Pavement Series. The racers have dreams of becoming NASCAR racers when they grow up.

Kurtzman and Orci won’t be writing the adaptation themselves, but will be overseeing Racing Dreams. Dwayne Johnson and his wife Dany Garcia, who produced the documentary, will be executive producers. A writer will be hired this week.

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Orci And Kurtzman Talk Sequel

Friday, January 22nd, 2010

In a question and answer session after the showing of Star Trek XI at the Beverly Hills WGA theater on Wednesday night, Star Trek XI Co-writers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman talked about Star Trek XII.

The two writers covered familiar ground but also spoke about the next movie, including setting, villains and pressure to make a good movie.

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Kurtzman And Orci Hawaii Five-O A Go

Monday, January 18th, 2010

CBS has said OK to an updated version of the famous cop series set in Hawaii.

Back in October, it was announced that Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci were working on a remake of the classic Hawaii Five-O series for CBS, teaming with CSI:New York Producer Peter Lenkov.

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Lindelof: Writing To Begin In Spring

Friday, January 15th, 2010

Co-writer Damon Lindelof confirmed that he and co-writers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci will begin work on Star Trek XII once their work on Lost is finished.

“We’re going to start probably in April once the writing on Lost is done,” he said. “Trek will come out in 2012 at some point, so we’ve still got a little bit of time, but we’ve been talking about it. We just haven’t been writing.”

No word yet on when production on the sequel would begin.

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Kurtzman And Orci Nominated For WGA Award

Monday, January 11th, 2010

The Writers Guild of America, whose selections often agree with those of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, has released their list of nominees for Adapted Screenplay.

Co-writers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman were nominated in the Adapted Screenplay category for their work on Star Trek XI.

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Star Trek XI Writers: Pitching To Nimoy

Friday, November 13th, 2009

An important part of making Star Trek XI was convincing Leonard Nimoy to sign on for the movie.

Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci felt that it was important to have Nimoy on board to help make the transition from Star Trek to rebooted Star Trek. “We couldn’t have made the movie without Leonard,” said Kurtzman.

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Finding The Right Spock

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

Getting the right actor to play Spock turned out to be surprisingly easy.

A short video on Zachary Quinto‘s website explained the casting of Quinto as Spock, from Quinto’s viewpoint as well as from the viewpoint of others like J.J. Abrams, Alex Kurtzman, Bryan Burk and Leonard Nimoy.

“When he came in and read, he was just so perfect,” said Kurtzman. “He was undeniably perfect.”

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Kurtzman And Orci To Produce Doc Savage

Monday, October 26th, 2009

Fans of Doc Savage will be pleased to know that a movie is in the works, to be produced by Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci and written by Shane Black.

According to Ain’t It Cool News‘s Harry Knowles, a meet-up with Shane Black (Lethal Weapon, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang) produced the news that Black would be writing a script for Doc Savage.

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Kurtzman And Orci: Character Development

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

For Co-writers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, a Star Trek XI sequel will mean digging deeper into the characters.

The writing pair has more time than they expected to write the sequel which means less pressure and a chance to fully develop the story.

“We want it [the sequel] to come like the first one, which came organically,” said Orci.

“Because we weren’t rushed,” said Kurtzman.

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Orci And Kurtzman Give Star Trek XII Status Update

Saturday, October 17th, 2009

Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci spoke briefly about Star Trek XII during their appearance at the 2009 Screenwriting Expo in Los Angeles today.

The duo was asked about a possible release date for the sequel. Orci said that it looked like the sequel would make its appearance in 2012, “but we’re not sure.”

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Kurtzman And Orci On Star Trek XI And XII

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

During a question and answer session from a Paramount Home Video event held last week to promote the forthcoming Star Trek XI DVD and Blu-ray releases, Alex Kurtzman and Bob Orci answered questions about Star Trek XI and the sequel to come.

Question: “Now that you have Spock Prime who has actually boldly gone everywhere, is that going to be a problem with the exploration of the next film because you have a character that can say “if you go that way you will hit the Denobulans, and if you go that way…”

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