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Lindelof on Prometheus

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

Star Trek XI‘s Damon Lindelof is collaborating with Ridley Scott (Alien, Blade Runner) on a new movie that may or may not be a prequel to Alien.

In Prometheus, “Ridley Scott, director of Alien and Blade Runner, returns to the genre he helped define. With Prometheus, he creates a groundbreaking mythology, in which a team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a thrilling journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.”

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Star Trek 2 Shooting Schedule To Be Delayed?

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

First, word came that Star Trek 2 would be delayed and would probably not be released on its expected summer 2012 date, and now comes word that shooting the film will also start late.

TrekMovie.com spoke recently with writers Damon Lindelof, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, who explained why it would be best to delay rather than put out an inferior product.

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Trek Sequel Writers Give Progress Update

Monday, June 13th, 2011

According to TrekMovie.com, fans attending the L.A. Times Hero Complex Film Fest received an update on Star Trek 2 courtesy of Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman and Damon Lindelof.

The trio updated the audience on the progress of the sequel. “As of right now, there is kind of a seventy-five or eighty page half script, half…I don’t know what it is,” said Lindelof.

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Lindelof To Write Sci-Fi Film

Friday, June 10th, 2011

Star Trek XI co-writer Damon Lindelof has signed with Disney to write and produce 1952, a science fiction adventure film.

The movie project, for which Lindelof will earn seven figures, came out of meetings with Sean Bailey, Disney production president, and senior executive Brigham Taylor.

No further details are available about 1952, but the project will encompass more than a movie, having “multiple platform aspirations.”

Lindelof will start on 1952 after Star Trek 2.

Meyer And Trek Team To Appear At Film Festival

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

Nicholas Meyer (Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan) and Star Trek XI’s Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Damon Lindelof will be appearing at the 2011 Hero Complex Film Festival next month.

Meyer will be a director’s cut of the 1982 Wrath of Khan to the festival. Kurtzman, Orci and Lindelof will take the stage together and the topic of conversation will be Star Trek XI‘s success and the trio’s plans for Star Trek 2.

The 2011 Hero Complex Film Festival will take place June 9-12 at the Mann Chinese 6 in Hollywood. Tickets can be obtained here.

Cowboys & Aliens Ad Debuts

Monday, February 7th, 2011

One of the ads shown during last night’s Super Bowl was for Cowboys & Aliens, the Sci-fi/Western written by Alex Kurtzman, Damon Lindelof and Roberto Orci.

Cowboys & Aliens, which will be released July 29, stars Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford. In the movie, space invaders land in the Old West and the townspeople will have more to fear than the controlling Colonel Dolarhyde (Ford).

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Orci: Mixing Westerns And Sci-Fi

Monday, November 29th, 2010

Roberto Orci, one of the writers of Cowboys & Aliens, a combination Western/Alien-invasion movie, spoke about the difficulty of combining the Western and the Sci-Fi genres.

Several familiar Star Trek XI alumni wrote Cowboys & Aliens; Orci, Alex Kurtzman and Damon Lindelof.

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Star Trek XII Script Almost Finished

Friday, November 12th, 2010

Fans eager for the sequel to Star Trek XI will be pleased to hear that the script should be completed very soon.

Star Trek XII, written by Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman and Damon Lindelof, is expected to be completed by the end of the year.

There is no word yet on whether J.J. Abrams will return as director, although Paramount would like him to return.

Star Trek XII will release in June of 2012.

Star Trek XII Character Hint

Monday, October 25th, 2010

Star Trek fans are abuzz with speculation after the revelation of the race of a potential female character that may appear in Star Trek XII.

Last month, a meeting to plot out Star Trek XII included J.J. Abrams, Damon Lindelof, Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman and Bryan Burk and out of that meeting came a hint as to one of the characters to appear in the film.

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Trek Sequel Brings Writers Pressure

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

The sequel to the popular Star Trek XI is being written, and the pressure is on for writers Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Damon Lindelof.

When Star Trek XI was being written, expectations were different than they are now making writing for it easier and less stressful. “We are in the process; it is being written,” said Lindelof. “There’s a tremendous amount of pressure because expectations, I felt, were a little bit low the last time. Now they’re high – but that brings its own level of excitement. So, you know, I hope that we do the fans proud.”

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Fox Commits To Abrams Pilot

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

J.J. Abrams, who co-created the popular Lost along with Jeffrey Lieber and Damon Lindelof, is working on another project which will be set on an island.

The pilot for Alcatraz, the new “top secret” project by Abrams, has been picked up by Fox.

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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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Lindelof Trek Sequel Tease

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

It must be difficult to answer the same questions without being able to give out solid information, but for Star Trek XI Producer Damon Lindelof, having a sense of humor helps.

Sometimes, the questions asked must make one scratch one’s head. When asked what the opening sequence of Star Trek XII would be, Lindelof laughed and said “Pan in on…there’s a crawl.  This is what nobody is expecting.  There’s a crawl and it basically says, ‘Years have passed.  Many, many, many years.  So many years, that everybody’s old and gray.’  I’m not telling you anything about that.”

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Quinto: Star Trek XII Screenwriting Process Happening

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

Another Star Trek XI actor confirms that Star Trek XII is in progress.

As reported by Newsarama, although the script isn’t finished for Star Trek XII, the process of screenwriting for the sequel is under way.

“It’s definitely happening,” said Zachary Quinto. “I know that Bob [Orci] and Alex [Kurtzman] and Damon [Lindelof] and J.J. [Abrams] have been working and talking and developing stories. I don’t think there’s a script yet. I know there’s not a script yet. But they’re working on it and they’re talking about it.” (more…)

Star Trek Alumni Emmy Nominations

Friday, July 17th, 2009

The 61st Emmy nominations have been announced, and several familiar Star Trek names are on the list.

As reported by Emmys TV, William Shatner has been nominated again for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his role of Denny Crane in Boston Legal. This is Shatner’s sixth nomination for his portrayal of Crane. Twice before Shatner has won the Emmy; once in 2004 for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for The Practice, where Denny Crane was first introduced, and again in 2005 in the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series category for his portrayal of Crane on Boston Legal. (more…)