FirstShowing.net has posted Part One of the site’s new interview with Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci. The first part focuses primarily on Star Trek, while the second part focuses more on Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and other films. Here are some quotes from the interview:
In relation to Star Trek, whose idea was it for the story to take place as a prequel? 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.”
You can check out Part One here.