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Star Trek XII Writers Have Broken The Story

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

Star Trek writers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci gave an update on Star Trek XII, sharing their thought processes on writing the highly-anticipated sequel.

Writing a second story is different than writing a prequel, as now people have an idea of what to expect when it comes to the characters. “Well, we have broken the story, which is very exciting,” said Kurtzman. “I think one of the weird challenges that we’re facing on this one is that in many ways, with the first movie, I don’t think people knew what to expect, so when we were in the writing process, Bob and I really spent our time going to things that we loved about Trek and it was a very unfiltered process. It felt intimate and small.”


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.


Otto To Star In Locke & Key

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

Miranda Otto has been cast to star in Locke & Key, produced by Star Trek XI‘s Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci.

Locke & Key is based on Joe Hill‘s comic of the same name. In Locke & Key, Nina Locke (Otto) and her three children “survive an unspeakable horror and attempt to rebuild their lives at Keyhouse, their family home in Lovecraft, Massachusetts.”


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.


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.”


Trek Sequel Update

Saturday, September 11th, 2010

In the 200th issue of SFX Magazine, published in the UK, J.J. Abrams, Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman discuss what may or may not happen in Star Trek XII.

As reported by, Abrams spoke generally while Kurtzman and Orci described another possible choice for the possible villain.


Star Trek Movie Adaptation Comic Preview

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

Issue six of the Star Trek Movie Adaptation comic from IDW Publishing arrives in stores today and fans can have a preview before heading out to purchase it.

Star Trek Movie Adaptation #6 was written by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Mike Johnson and Tim Jones, with art and cover by David Messina.


Kurtzman And Orci Locke & Key Update

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

Back in February, TrekToday reported that Star Trek XI co-writers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci would be working on an adaptation of Locke & Key and it was expected to be made into a movie.

An update to this news reveals that the adaptation will be a television project instead.


New Project for Kurtzman And Orci

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

A meeting with screenwriter Aline Brosh McKenna (The Devil Wears Prada) has led to another project for Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci to produce for DreamWorks Studios via their Kurtzman Orci Paper Products production company.

McKenna brought an idea to the duo several months ago and the three of them worked on a pitch to take to DreamWorks.


Orci: Star Trek XII Update

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

Not all of the information is coming out at panels and official interviews at Comic-Con, in some cases, news is being gleaned during informal meetings or at Comic-Con parties.

Roberto Orci answered questions about various topics, including Star Trek XII, at one of those Comic-Con parties last night.


Kurtzman And Orci Trek Update

Saturday, June 26th, 2010

While at the Saturn Awards a few days ago, Star Trek XI co-writers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci spoke about their various projects, including Star Trek XII.

Although Star Trek XII doesn’t release until June of 2012, eager fans want to know what story progress Kurtzman and Orci have made in writing the next saga of the Star Trek story and who the villain of the piece will be.


Trek Alumni Receive Motion Picture Academy Invitation

Friday, June 25th, 2010

One hundred-and-thirty-five people who have distinguished themselves in the motion picture industry were invited to join the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, including several affiliated with Star Trek XI.

The invitees were drawn from the following categories: actors, animators, art directors, at-large, casting directors, cinematographers, costume designers, directors, documentary, executives, film editors, live action short films, makeup artists and hair stylists, music, producers, production designers, public relations, set decorators, sound, visual effects and writers.


Star Trek Saturn Award Winners

Friday, June 25th, 2010

Last night was the 39th Annual Saturn Awards and while Avatar dominated, winning ten Saturn Awards, Star Trek didn’t leave totally empty-handed.

Star Trek XI was represented in the awards with a win in the Best Make-up collection, the award going to Barney Burman, Mindy Hall and Jean Harlow for their work on the movie.


Orci On Dark Trek

Monday, June 14th, 2010

According to Star Trek XI Co-writer Roberto Orci, some fans didn’t find Star Trek XI dark enough.

Now that Star Trek XI and its necessary opening story has been completed, does Star Trek XII go where Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan went?