Listen: 'Star Trek' Writer Roberto Orci Talks About Sharing 'Into Darkness,' Teases 'Ender's Game' and 'Spider-Man 2'
In Fandango’s Family Room, we speak with the creative minds behind the movies your family wants to see to figure out what goes in to the creation of these blockbusters, and when it might be the right time to share such films with your family members.
Many of you probably caught Star Trek Into Darkness. The massive sequel to J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek reboot earned $84 million in its opening weekend in the U.S., and already has earned nearly the same amount in international territories.
We had a strong response to our recent parenting column talking about what age was appropriate for the adventures in the Star Trek universe. But who better to ask such questions than screenwriter Roberto Orci, who co-wrote into darkness with his writing partner, Alex Kurtzman, and fellow scribe Damon Lindelof?
Orci has had his fingerprints on multiple blockbusters over the years, writing 2009’s Star Trek for Abrams as well as two Transformers movies and Jon Favreau’s Cowboys & Aliens. He has two highly anticipated projects on the horizon in Ender’s Game and The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
We invited Mr. Orci to the Fandango Family Room for a short conversation about his earliest introduction to Trek, the themes he thinks will resonate with kids, the right Trek material to use when introducing your own kids to Star Trek and – yes – the plans he has for Ender’s Game and Spider-Man.
This is a great listen for parents, whether they be Trekkies or not. Here’s Roberto Orci:
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Sean is a film reviewer for The Washington Post and daily contributor to Fandango.