‘X-Men: First Class’ Team to Take Over ‘Power Rangers’ Movie

- 07-15-14Film, TV Posted by Jason McAnelly

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If you like the new X-Men films and are a fan of the Power Rangers, then we’ve got some good news for you. The Power Rangers movie project has been a while in development, but it looks like they’re finally getting ready to settle down and hammer out a script. And they’ve brought onboard none-other-than a trio of folks that were responsible for X-Men: First Class. Read on to find out just who will be bringing this legendary franchise to life. (more…)

‘Amazing Spider-Man 3’ Being Put on the Backburner?

- 07-12-14Comics, Film Posted by Jason McAnelly

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The folks at Sony have been desperately trying to make their way into the big boys club with regards to the super hero movie craze. All sorts of news and rumors have trickled down from on-high, talking about the endless stream of movies that the production company wants to make, each and every one of them a Spider-Man or Spider-Man spin-off flick. It was believed that Amazing Spider-Man 3 was going to be the next in line and that Sony would proceed into unknown territory from there. Now, it seems as if that may not be the case. (more…)

Director Roberto Orci Talks ‘Star Trek 3′ Direction & Tone

- 06-27-14Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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While J.J. Abrams is still producing the third as of yet untitled Star Trek film, writer Roberto Orci will be sitting in the director’s chair when production starts. He recently appeared on Geoff Boucher‘s podcast Humans From Earth, where he touched on where the film will go this time around. (more…)

Roberto Orci Enters Negotiations to Direct ‘Trek III’; Internet Has Already Sacrificed Three Babies In Order to Stop It

- 05-09-14Film Posted by Jacob Knight

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Remember when we earnestly rejoicing when it sounded like Joe Cornish might be behind the lens for the third Star Trek movie? Ah, the good ol’ days of…two months ago?

Then, just a few weeks ago, it was reported that writer/producer Roberto Orci was lobbying for the director’s chair for the as-of-yet untitled, Abrams-less installment. Today, Deadline is reporting that Orci has entered negotiations with Skydance Productions and Paramount to helm the film and is the frontrunner for the position.

Quoth Gary ‘Jonesy’ Jones: “I’m filing this in the “Who Gives A Shit” section of my Memory Warehouse.”

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Muchetti Leaves ‘Mummy’ Remake; Creative Differences Cited as Reason

- 05-07-14Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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If I had a nickel every time someone in Hollywood didn’t do something because of “creative differences”… The latest casualty of the oldest excuse in Tinseltown is The Mummy reboot, the movie that’s supposed to launch a shared-universe kind of franchise featuring the classic Universal Studios monsters. This isn’t the first roadblock hit by the franchise-in-waiting, but it is the latest, and it’s likely to make the launch of the Monster-verse (trademark pending) delayed even further. (more…)

Screenwriter Roberto Orci Really, Really Wants to Direct ‘Star Trek 3′

- 04-22-14Film Posted by Brandon Marcus

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With all this talk of The Avengers, Batman Vs. Superman and Star Wars: Episode VII some of you may have forgotten that a new Star Trek film is on the way. Lacking J.J. Abrams, Paramount is currently looking for a new director to take on the storied franchise.

Names have been tossed around, rumors have been heard and now apparently one guy is lobbying hard for the job. That guy? Star Trek, Transformers and Fringe writer/mastermind Roberto Orci. With him comes someone who has been a part of the new rebooted series since its inception. With him also comes controversy and questions.

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Roberto Orci Talks ‘Venom’ and ‘Sinister Six’ Movies; PLUS New ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2′ Pics Released!

- 01-16-14Comics, Film Posted by Brent Cook

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We haven’t heard much about them since Sony’s initial announcement, but Roberto Orci, writer of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, has shed some light on both the Venom and Sinister Six spin-off films. PLUS, we’ve got some awesome new pictures from TASM2, which you can check out after the jump! (more…)

Orci & Kurtzman Putting the “Universe” in Universal Monsters

- 10-18-13Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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Universal Studios has an incredible catalog of iconic monsters, and that kids is called brand recognition, and in modern Hollywood, brand recognition has zork. It’s kapowza in the bank in other words.

Naturally, Universal wants to be in the business of using its intellectual property to make cash, and they hired Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci (Sleepy Hollow) to make it happen. And then nothing happened. They hired Len Wiseman (Underworld) to (re)make The Mummy, but that went nowhere, and the reason that maybe the case is because there are bigger plans for these movies afoot. What exactly? Think a giant cohesive movie universe a la Marvel. (more…)

‘Star Trek’ Returning to Television?

- 10-11-13Film, TV Posted by Jason McAnelly

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With the success of J.J. Abrams’ reboot of the Star Trek franchise, there has been lots of talk revolving around trying to get another television series going.  And no one seems to be more about getting this done than writer and uber-producer Roberto Orci – AKA he who helped put the new films together.  Now, it seems as if there may be some progress to report.  Check out the skinny below. (more…)

Orci Says ‘Star Trek’ Should Trek Back to TV and Why

- 09-25-13Film, TV Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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The back-to-back successes of Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness has long caused fans to ponder if and when the sci-fi franchise might return to television. It’s a question that hasn’t really been addressed by anyone involved in the movies in an official creative capacity, but the topic was recently broached with someone who might be in a position to talk about the matter with authority.

In a recent Mission Log podcast on Trek Movie, screenwriter Roberto Orci went on the record to say that there will be a day when Star Trek returns to TV, and, in at least one respect, maybe that’s for the best. What does he mean? Read on below:

“When I saw Star Wars I remember thinking, ‘yeah Star Wars is amazing, but I can’t watch it at home. I can watch Star Trek at home. I remember thinking [about Trek], ‘wow, this is a whole universe,’ where as Star Wars seemed like a one-off.”

“I do think Star Trek is wonderful for TV. I think it should be both [TV and movies]. I saw a Next Generation movie, I won’t say which, but I thought ‘Ahh, it’s slightly succumb to the trappings of movie making. A lot of action and not enough philosophy.’ It’s interesting to read that criticism of some of the stuff we’ve done in the last two [films]. TV affords you [philosophy]. But, I do think that audiences are sophisticated enough that Star Trek can be Star Trek in both mediums now.”

“Star Trek ain’t going anywhere. It’s going to outlive all of us. And it’s going to be translated into every kind of delivery system you can imagine. It’s not going away from TV either. It just depends on when it comes back and how it’s programmed against the movies.”

I think Orci hit on something important there, the philosophy, the exploration, the social conscience, all that comes easier for Trek on a week-to-week basis versus a movie because when the movies do try to get more thematic we end up with The Motion Picture, or The Final Frontier, or Insurrection. I’d put good money on the notion that we’ll probably see a new Star Trek TV series sometime around 2016, in time for the 50th birthday of Trek.

What do you say Bastards, want to see Star Trek the next, next generation on TV screens? Sound off below.

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