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Sony's 'Spider-Man' Plans Reportedly Include Carnage, Female Superhero Movie, and More

4:49 AM 8/5/2014 by Jeff Giles
It will never stop seeming weird that a film grossing over $200 million domestically (and more than $700 million in all) is viewed as a flop, but the fact remains that The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is one of the bigger disappointments of 2014, and its failure to meet expectations at Sony has triggered what's looking more and more like a complete franchise shakeup -- starting with the slew of spinoff projects the studio has planned.

Roberto Orci Reportedly Got the 'Star Trek 3' Directing Gig

9:05 PM 5/13/2014 by Binh Ngo
Star Trek
Roberto Orci, one of the writing duo behind blockbusters such as Transformers and the previous two Star Trek movies, will reportedly make his directorial debut with Star Trek 3. Variety's sources say Paramount has settled on Orci, and they are in the process of working out a deal.

The Download: 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,' Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman Breaking Up, and Peeps

2:24 PM 4/26/2014 by Binh Ngo
The Hobbit
The third and final Hobbit movie is getting its title changed from The Hobbit: There and Back Again to The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, and they're making a movie inspired by a marshmallowy treat. We discuss that and more on this week's Download.

Marc Webb Comments On Orci/Kurtzman Split And How That Impacts THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 3 – In The Amazing Spider-Man™ 2, for Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield), life is busy – between taking out the bad guys as Spider-Man and spending time with the person he loves, Gwen (Emma Stone), high school graduation can’t come quickly enough. Peter hasn’t forgotten about the promise he made to Gwen’s father to protect her by staying away – but that’s a promise he just can’t keep. 8 years 15 weeks ago via jetli

Sired By Satan – After nearly ten years of putting persons like myself through acute movie-watching hell, the dynamite writing-and-producing team of Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci are splitting up as far as big-screen projects are concerned. A little more than a year ago I wrote the following about these disease-spreading dicks: “One of the reasons for the ongoing demise of narrative movies, I believe, is that way, way too many big-studio scripts have been written by Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, who are probably the most successful super-hacks around or are certainly among the most successful in this realm. 8 years 15 weeks ago via jackiechan

Orci Wants to Direct Star Trek 3 – Word has come today that longtime writing-producing partners Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman are splitting up to pursue separate feature film careers. And for Orci, that means gunning for the center seat on Star Trek 3 as director. Variety has the news on the break-up, which is said to be amicable and mainly to do with the fact that the pair are both looking to direct their own films now. 8 years 15 weeks ago via theothersenhman

‘Amazing Spider-Man 2' Writers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci End Big-Screen Partnership – Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci will not work on film projects together in the future as each of them will pursue directing careers, a spokeswoman for the two told TheWrap. Kurtzman and Orci have collaborated on many of Hollywood's biggest summer movies over the years — including Paramount's “Star Trek” franchise, the first two “Transformers” films and “Mission: 8 years 15 weeks ago via theothersenhman

Powerhouse Duo Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci Split Up, Orci Wants To Direct 'Star Trek 3' – For better (and definitely for worse), producing/writing duo Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci have been behind some of the biggest blockbusters of the last decade or so. "The Amazing Spider-Man" and "Star Trek" franchises are among their biggest accomplishments, and "Now You See Me" was a massive hit. But the pair are now breaking up, cinematically speaking, each pursuing their own movie gigs (though they are keeping their lucrative TV business partnership going).

8 years 15 weeks ago via theothersenhman

'Venom' and 'Sinister Six' Will Get Their Own 'Spider-Man' Spinoffs

11:56 AM 12/13/2013 by Jeff Giles
Remember all those hints that Sony was planning something really big for the Spider-Man franchise? Turns out they were on the money -- lots and lots of money. In fact, Spidey's about to birth a pair of spinoffs: As the studio announced late Thursday, Venom and Sinister Six movies are currently in the works.

Watch the First 'Edge of Tomorrow' Trailer

11:54 AM 12/11/2013 by Jeff Giles
Edge of Tomorrow
It has a title like a soap opera and one of the world's last true action stars in the lead, but Doug Liman's Edge of Tomorrow looks like it might actually be a pretty diverting blast of thinking person's sci-fi.
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