No word on the Kobayashi Maru just yet, but Alex
Kurtzman and Roberto Orci have popped up to discuss the film's script, the
pressure behind the franchise, and just what time period we can expect the
story to take place in.
Script Talks for Star Trek XI
Times, reposted at Joblo,
have caught up with Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci to discuss the Star
Trek XI script. As it turns out, we had the poster to the right
long before any pens hit paper.
Compared to “Transformers” “Star
Trek” is a miles-long minefield of established chronology, laid down
over four decades, one that Mr. Orci and Mr. Kurtzman must be careful not
to tamper with or contradict. But they say that by focusing their film (already
scheduled for a Christmas 2008 release) on the earliest adventures of Captain
Kirk and Mr. Spock, they can avoid most of these perils.
“What was a little daunting,” Mr. Kurtzman said, “was
while we were writing it, they sent over a poster with the release date
on it. We hadn’t written ‘fade in’ yet.” Mr. Orci
added: “We’ve never had a movie poster before we’ve had
a script. That’s pressure.”
Even with the stress, having Kurtzman, Orci and Abrams working together
on any project is always a treat.
If all goes to plan, Star Trek XI will open to theaters