Duo behind “Star Trek” and “Transformers” seek individual directing careers while still working together on TV projects
Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci will not work on film projects together in the future as each of them will pursue directing careers, a spokeswoman for the two told TheWrap.
Kurtzman and Orci have collaborated on many of Hollywood's biggest summer movies over the years — including Paramount's “Star Trek” franchise, the first two “Transformers” films and “Mission: Impossible III” — as well as Sony's upcoming “Amazing Spider-Man 2.” Frequent collaborators with J.J. Abrams, the two have a long track record of making commercial genre movies.
Yet both of them have been looking to spread their wings in recent years. Kurtzman already directed one film, “People Like Us,” and will oversee the Spider-Man spinoff “Venom.” “People” was a far more intimate drama than any of his previous genre films.