Star Trek is primed to be one of the biggest films in 2009 and two of the men who made it happen recently spoke about the film. FirstShowing.net just posted their first part of an interview they conducted with Star Trek screenwriting/producting team Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman. Here are a few quotes from the first part of the interview, which deals solely with Star Trek and the second part dealing with Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen, which they also wrote.
In relation to Star Trek, whose idea was it for the story to take place as a prequel?
Roberto Orci: "We came to that independently. Certainly that was Alex and my instinct. The first time we ever heard what Paramount wanted it was the same. I'm not sure if they got it from us or we all arrived at that conclusion simultaneously."
About writing a good screenplay: "The fact that the set pieces happen to reflect accurately the kind of emotional storytelling in Trek, was great for us, and so organic to the story as opposed to "Let's just have a big action sequence here because something like this has never been done in Star Trek before." It really just had to do with, did it feel right and did it feel honest and did it feel like it was consistent with what was going on story-wise. The fact is that, if an action sequence does not somehow further character development in a big way, then it shouldn't be there, period. We were more concerned with the non-fans.
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