BFF’s and famous writing duo, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, have broken up. Manly tears were shed.
Kurtzman and Orci first began their friendship when they began writing on the TV series, “Hercules: The Legendary Journeys.” The later hooked up with J.J. Abrams via the series “Alias.” They have worked on the “Star Trek” franchise and “Transformers.” Not to mention “Ender’s Game” and Mission: Impossible III. They also worked on the Amazing Spider-Man 2 and the upcoming Amazing Spider-Man 3.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the split was amicable and comes out of the fact that both writers are focusing on various but separate franchises. Orci will continue working on the “Star Trek” films and is in talks to direct the third installment. Kurtzman is reportedly focusing on the “Spider-Man” franchise and is attached to direct the upcoming spinoff film, Venom.
The TV side of the production company from Kurtzman and Orci, K/O Paper Products, will continue to function at the moment. The company has a deal with CBS TV studios. It is unclear how their current film projects will be divided.