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Transformers: PrimeIn an article on Hollywood reporter, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci are named as producers for the upcoming computer animated Transformers series Transformers-Prime which will be airing later in the year on the new Hasbro - Discovery channel The Hub (at least within the US).

Category: Transformers: Prime | Submitted by: quartz - on: Saturday, 6th February 2010 at 10:31:12 GMT | Share: | Discuss: Read on

Transformers: PrimeIGN have posted an interview with the writers of both Transformers and Transformers Revenge of the Fallen Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman. In the interview IGN asked why they said no to writing Transformers 3

IGN: Why did you decide not to do Transformers 3?

Kurtzman: I think it was largely a matter of the fact that we have a couple other movies on their feet and some television things happening now, and didn't feel we could responsibly do it and give it what it needed. Cowboys & Aliens is a very full time job right now and we should be focusing on that, because it took awhile to get it on its feet.

Orci: And the second one we didn't think we could responsibly do, and that's why we were so happy to team up with Ehren Kruger, who was amazing. This time, I think even teaming up with him, we wouldn't be able to give him what would be fair. And it's really a matter of time, but again, the best idea should win, and they need an idea now. We don't have one right now, so

Category: Transformers: Prime | Submitted by: quartz - on: Saturday, 24th October 2009 at 10:11:30 BST | Share: | Discuss: Read on

Transformers: Prime

Transformers and Transformers Revenge of the Fallen writer Roberto Orci has confirmed that both himself and Alex Kurtzman will not be returning to write the third Transformers movie. Roberto posted news over on Don Murphy's message board, He went on to comment that Ehren Kruger will be taking over fully for the third movie, assuring fans that Mr Kruger knows his Transformers whilst making comment to some of the more adult tones that were included in the previous fil.

Orci and Kurtzman will be focusing on the second reimagined Star Trek movie instead.

Category: Transformers: Prime | Submitted by: quartz - on: Tuesday, 6th October 2009 at 09:58:25 BST | Share: | Discuss: Read on

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In an interview with Sci-Fi Wire, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen writers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman spoke briefly on how they wanted the Transformers sequel to raise the emotional stakes. Here are some quotes from the article, which can be read in full by click on the link.

"I think the serious answer to your question is, obviously, people will say, 'Look, the explosions are going to be bigger,' but I think Bob and I felt that it was our job--and continues to be our job--to say, 'It's not really about that, because those things, in a way, are a given,'" Kurtzman said.

Orci added: "Yeah, those things are the easy part."

Kurtzman: "What it's about is making sure the emotional stakes feel like they are at a new place and that this movie has a reason to tell itself beyond just 'The studio wants another

Orci: "And now that the Transformers are characters, how do you bring them to life some more?"

movie.' And a lot of that has to do with 'How do you make this movie more emotional? How does this movie stand out from the first one?'" Transformers 2 is about a month away from the end of principal photography, the writers said. It's slated to open on June 26, 2009

Category: Transformers: Prime | Submitted by: quartz - on: Tuesday, 16th September 2008 at 17:04:53 BST | Share: | Discuss: Read on

Transformers: PrimeThe New York Times has interviewed Transformers Movie writers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci. You can read the interview here. Thanks to TFWorld2005 for the original spot.

Category: Transformers: Prime | Submitted by: Moonbug - on: Monday, 25th June 2007 at 08:31:47 BST | Share: | Discuss: Read on

Transformers: Prime MTV have an interview with Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman regarding the Transformers Movie.

Are there two men who fanboys envy more than Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman? Not only is this prolific writing duo behind the latest installments of the "Zorro" and "Mission: Impossible" franchises, but now they are knee-deep in reinventing "Star Trek" and everyone's favorite robots in disguise, the Transformers.

The duo took a break from their pre-production work on "Star Trek" and last-minute tweaking of "Transformers" dialogue (the movie marks their second collaboration with director Michael Bay) to dish with MTV News those projects and more.

MTV: Transformers fans have been all over you from almost the moment you signed on to write. Are you still feeling the heat?

Roberto Orci: When some of the early designs were leaked, some of the die-hard fans felt the integrity of the Transformers had been betrayed. Then when they saw some of the footage, they started to say, "I understand now. They're doing the movie version. It totally retains the integrity of what we love, but it's a whole other level."

Alex Kurtzman: We gave [the designs] a lot of thought. It was really a team effort to figure out how to keep it real but also to take Transformers to a new level.

MTV: Does any of the criticism bother you?

Orci: A lot of the die-hard fans say, "Why does it have to have humans at all?" You can't be a robot in disguise if there's nobody to hide from! A human's point of view is implicit in the way they are sold.

MTV: How did you sell Michael Bay on your concept?

Kurtzman: When we sat down with Michael, he said, "Why should I do this movie?" Then we showed him some animatics of Transformers transforming, and his eyes lit up like a 12-year-old. Suddenly, he was imagining a 95-mile-an-hour car chase while the cars were actually transforming. That sense of fun and wonder was an important part of our script development. At every turn, Michael was a great compass for us. He was very much our partner. He's really always wanted to do a kids movie and had never found the vehicle. This was clearly the one.

Orci: We pitched him a boy and his car. "E.T." with action.

MTV: How did your first draft of the script differ from the final product?

Orci: Our first draft centered almost exclusively on the kids. That draft represented the emotional heart of the movie. Much of its structure stayed, but when it came time to do the second draft, we realized we needed to bolster it with the disaster-movie paradigm, following a couple other stories and showing that the Transformers arriving is a global phenomenon. The second draft was much more about the action.

MTV: Considering the large canon of Transformers material out there, was this an especially daunting script to approach?

Kurtzman: Part of what made it a daunting task was that there weren't really any human characters that made a mark [in the cartoon]. We ended up going back to the comic books for initial inspiration for that.

Orci: The basic paradigm is the same. Good Autobots, bad Decepticons, the planet got screwed up. They've been fighting forever. They're looking for energy and they come here. Then it's about "What are the details from the canon that serve that story the best?"

MTV: Speaking of a screwed-up planet, will we see Cybertron in the film?

Orci: Yes.

MTV: How much?

Orci: We're pushing for as much as possible.

MTV: Do you worry about the robots feeling lifeless on the screen?

Orci: They talk, so they do become characters in their own right. They're not just dinosaurs fighting, with humans in the background watching. They're interacting with the humans and become partners with the humans.

MTV: There's been a lot of talk about Bumblebee in the film. Will Bumblebee only communicate through songs played on his radio?

Orci: [They pause.] The editing room will decide.

MTV: The scene we've seen shows just that: Bumblebee only communicating through songs.

Kurtzman: The inspiration for that was the first time Elliott and E.T. have a conversation. E.T. doesn't say a word, and the scene is so emotional. The communication between them is so crystal clear. We felt that in order to really feel the wonder of the experience Sam (Shia LaBeouf) is going through, we wanted to find a way for them to communicate that wasn't direct.

MTV: Was there a character that was most fun for you to write?

Orci: Prime. I love Prime. For me, it's all about Optimus Prime. As a kid, you wanted Prime's attention or you wanted to be him. He was the star of the Autobots.

MTV: Did you lobby for voice actor Peter Cullen to do the voice in the film?

Orci: We definitely lobbied for Peter, and we got him. So we hope it works. [He laughs.]

MTV: How much sleep do you lose thinking about making a film that serves die-hard fans and non-fans alike?

Orci: We definitely worry about it. The last thing we want to do is to be accused of raping anyone's childhood.

MTV: Michael Bay told us that the movie is huge when it comes to action, particularly in the third act.

Orci: So much of the movie is like a war movie. It's like "Saving Private Ryan" with Transformers. Some of it is very intense. And the third act is mind-blowing.

Kurtzman: It's just sick, man. It's just unbelievable. [He laughs.] When we took this job, the first question people would always ask is, "Is this a cartoon?" It was because nobody could even picture it. If we were able to pull it off it would be something that no one had ever seen before.

MTV: Can you put the third act in some perspective for us?

Kurtzman: It's three times bigger than the third act of "King Kong."

MTV: Were there any Transformers you couldn't fit into the story?

Kurtzman: Soundwave was a tough one. And Ravage was in an early draft.

Orci: We knew the Autobots and Decepticons had to serve the story. We're not going to have a tape deck because we have to have a tape deck. Let's have a Decepticon that turns into something that serves the story.

Kurtzman: As fans, we read that [first draft] and said, "This isn't the best use of Soundwave, so let's save him for when we can actually do Soundwave right."

MTV: It sounds like you're already thinking about a sequel.

Orci: We have ideas, but we're trying to be diligent about not thinking ahead. We have a few notions.

MTV: Would any of the later incarnations of Transformers from "Armada" or "Beast Wars" be involved in future stories?

Kurtzman: Sure. Everything is up for grabs. But you have to be careful to not mix too many of the iterations. We couldn't crossbreed too much.

MTV: What's the one moment you're dying for an audience to see in this flick?

Orci: When Sam meets the Autobots. It all builds to that moment. If you buy that moment, you buy the movie.

Category: Transformers: Prime | Submitted by: Moonbug - on: Tuesday, 13th March 2007 at 17:08:21 GMT | Share: | Discuss: Read on

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