Okay, so JJ Abrams is now going to be ruler of the Star Wars universe, and Paramount wants to keep the Star Trek franchise going with or without him. There’s been much speculation as to who could take over the Enterprise, in fact, there’s still much speculation because Paramount couldn’t get the director they wanted.
In a recent interview, Roberto Orci, one of the screenwriters of the 2009 Star Trek, as well as Star Trek Into Darkness, had said it was inevitable that Star Trek would one day come back to television. Apparently he knew more than he was telling, because there’s now reports he’s indeed working on a Trek series.
As we all know, when Star Trek was first on TV from 1966 to 1968, it had a tough time staying on the air. There was even a protest to keep it on the air. But of course the cult of Trek has gone on and on since its initial run, and it should continue to go on for God knows how long.
We at TGD have followed the development of Star Trek Into Darkness for several years, from the movie finally getting the green light, to the release date and beyond. We’ve seen a lot of Trek haters out there, and we’ve seen the public quickly turn on a lot of movies, but that didn’t stop Into Darkness from topping the home entertainment charts at #1.
As a long time horror fan, I’m digging the fact that the genre has made a big comeback to TV. There used to be horror series and TV movies all the time back in the ‘70’s, and it’s nice to see it coming back round again.
Everybody’s a critic, especially in the age of the internet. Once we finally got another Star Trek flick, Star Trek Into Darkness, the opinions were many, and very divided. A lot of fans found it disappointing, and the current Trek crew aren’t taking it lightly.
Here on TGD we call the screenwriting team of Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman part of Team Abrams. They’ve been writing for JJ since Alias, and have also written the scripts for Transformers, Mission Impossible 3, Cowboys and Aliens, and many more. In short, they’re two of the hottest genre writers in Hollywood right now.
The news is all over the place about Ender’s Game, and the controversy surrounding the film. The adaptation of one of the most popular science fiction books in recent memory is highly anticipated among geeks, but many are in an uproar about Orson Scott Card’s views against gay marriage.
We’re still a few months away from Star Trek Into Darkness, which comes out on May 17, but there’s the prequel graphic novel, and soon there will be the video game to tide us over until the movie finally hits theaters.
Although The Mummy franchise really isn’t that old, we all know how obsessed Hollywood is these days with reboots.
Universal Pictures recently signed on two new producers to save the stalled fantasy adaptation.
The Amazing Spider-Man - which garnered a slew of positive reviews - is doing quite well at the box office.
Screenwriters Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman are part of what we call Team Abrams here at TG, because they've been writing for JJ since Alias.
There are certain talent personalities in Hollywood who have specific skills you call upon, and some writers and directors definitely specialize in big, event movies.
You may recall the controversy that erupted back in the 90's when Interview With the Vampire was adapted into a movie and Tom Cruise played Lestat.
It’s been a hell of a summer for JJ Abrams and company with the success of Super 8 and Cowboys & Aliens, which was co-written by frequent Abrams collaborators Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci.
By the time you read this story, the third Transformers movie will have made a ton of money at the box office.
With the third Transformers nearly upon us in July, it brings me back to when I spoke to the amazing screenwriting duo Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci about the first 2007 film.
With the success of Lost, Alias, the big screen reinvention of Star Trek and now Super 8, JJ Abrams has proven himself a powerhouse in both movies and television.
Yesterday, we confirmed plans for Star Trek 2 were moving ahead, albeit slowly. Today we discuss why the film is likely to be delayed and which writers are involved in the project.