The go-to writers for Hollywood’s mega movies

 

WHEN they befriended each other in a high school class on French New Wave cinema, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci vowed that some day they would write intimate, character-driven films in the style of Jean-Luc Godard. “We were totally gung-ho to make really revolutionary independent movies,” Mr. Kurtzman said in a recent conversation. “We wanted to throw $50,000 into some movie and just make it.” 

Sure enough, Mr. Kurtzman and Mr. Orci, both 33, ended up as screenwriters — for movies that cost roughly 1,000 to 3,000 times as much. And while their scripts may deal with the knotty details of relationships, they are usually concerned with, say, the bonds between on-the-lam lovers who discover that they’re clones, or a squad of hulking robots able to transform themselves into all manner of motor vehicles. 

(Source: New York Times)


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