Love them or loathe them, Hollywood blockbuster screenwriters Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci have decided to professionally separate.
The pair got started writing on TV with “Hercules” and “Alias” before transitioning to film a decade ago. On screen they’ve mostly been known for their collaborations with J.J. Abrams and Michael Bay.
While most of the films they have written have been big box-office winners, quality wise they’ve varied considerably. Their strongest work to date has included the “Star Trek” reboot, the first “Transformers,” and TV series like “Fringe” and “Sleepy Hollow”.
They also penned “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen,” “Star Trek Into Darkness,” “The Island,” “Cowboys and Aliens,” “The Legend of Zorro,” “Mission Impossible III” and served as producers on movies like “Now You See Me,” “Eagle Eye,” “The Proposal” and “Ender’s Game”.
The parting is said to be amicable and the TV side of their production company K/O Paper Products will remain intact.
Each has now begun focusing on separate franchises, with Orci sticking with “Star Trek” and said to be in talks to direct the third installment.
Kurtzman, who penned the script for “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” is sticking with the webslinger and is attached to direct the spin-off “Venom”.
Source: Heat Vision