Kurtzman/Orci Productions Names President, Production Slate
Hollywood’s hottest dynamic duo, Alex Kurtzman and Robert Orci have named Bobby Cohen as president of Kurtzman/Orci Prods, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The pair have set up their own shop based on their commercial heat after working on The Transformers, Star Trek and related genre offerings.
"Alex and Bob started at DreamWorks as writers and have steadily evolved into a super-talented, multitasking filmmaking duo," DreamWorks principal Steven Spielberg said in a release. "Their taste for unique stories is unparalleled, which is why we’re excited to have them on the DreamWorks team."
On their own, they produced Paramount’s fall hit Eagle Eye and their second offering will be June’s The Proposal, starring Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds.
Among their proposed slate of projects includes the adaptation of Platinum Studios’ Cowboys and Aliens which K/O have written; an adaptation of Platinum’s Atlantis Rising with Len Wiseman (Underworld) set to direct for a summer 2011 release; Deep Sea Cowboys, based on an article from Wired; 28th Amendment, an original thriller written by K/O and to be directed by Florian Henckle von Donnersmarck (The Lives of Others); an adaptation of the espionage novels starring spy Matt Helm; and, The Big One: An Island, an Obsession and the Furious Pursuit of a Great Fish, adapted from Pulitzer Prize winner David Kinney’s non-fiction book.