In Hollywood Mr. Kurtzman and Mr. Orci have become the go-to screenwriters for mega-budget fare like “Mission: Impossible III” and “The Island,” as well as this week’s film adaptation of “Transformers,” based on the Hasbro toy franchise. And they have recently completed a “Star Trek” prequel intended to rejuvenate that venerable science-fiction franchise.Transformers trailer
Yet while these screenwriters concede with laughter that their careers may have strayed somewhat from their youthful auteurist tendencies, “that spirit,” Mr. Orci said, “lives on.”
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
In The New York Times, David Itzkoff talks to screenwriters Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci about how they went from a shared love of the French New Wave to writing the new Transformers film.