CBS has made a commitment to produce a pilot for a Limitless series, based on the 2011 movie starring Bradley Cooper. The show was in development last year, but now you can officially get ready for Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman's take on a drug that enhances the brain with some intense side affects. [Deadline] » 11/03/14 4:00am 11/03/14 4:00am

Universal's Monstrous Cinematic Universe Will Begin With The Mummy

Universal has big plans for their stable of classic movie monsters, specifically beginning a "Universal Monsters cinematic universe" a la Marvel. And the studio has announced it will begin with Universal's Mummy: The First Monster, to be directed by Alex Kurtzman, and due out in 2016. » 7/31/14 1:40pm 7/31/14 1:40pm

What are the rules of time travel in the J.J. Abrams Universe?

This week, we return to the Star Trek universe that J.J. Abrams rebooted using time travel. And meanwhile, Abrams is adapting Stephen King's book 11/22/63. So it's a great time to ask: How does time travel work in the Abrams-verse? If you're in a J.J. Abrams story and you build a time machine, what should you expect… » 5/14/13 11:20am 5/14/13 11:20am

Alex Kurtzman and Bob Orci are creating a sexy Sleepy Hollow for Fox

This is an interesting match-up: the Star Trek and Transformers writing duo Alex Kurtzman and Bob Orci are writing a new supernatural pilot for Fox with director Len Wiseman (Underworld). Wiseman has proven himself on television with his popular pilot for Hawaii Five-0, so there's that. Plus, maybe Orci and Kurtzman… » 1/23/13 3:21pm 1/23/13 3:21pm

The Enders Game movie puts out casting calls for 10 characters —…

It looks like the Ender's Game movie is really moving forward, with Gavin Hood (Wolverine) as director. The film put out a ton of casting calls a couple weeks ago, including all the major characters. » 9/28/11 12:44pm 9/28/11 12:44pm

Star Trek 2 Delayed Until December 2012?

The Star Trek 2 script was supposed to be finished by Christmas 2009, and it's still not done. So it should surprise nobody that there's talk that the Trek sequel may be delayed six months from June 2012 release date. » 5/25/11 6:30am 5/25/11 6:30am

Transformers return to TV this Friday with new animated series

Transformers: Prime is the latest computer-animated incarnation of the long-running franchise, executive produced by the writers of the Transformers movies and reuniting the original voices of Optimus Prime and Megatron. After the show's initial five-part miniseries last year, Transformers Prime returns this Friday… » 2/07/11 4:41pm 2/07/11 4:41pm

Every New Science Fiction/Fantasy Television Series That Could be…

What's in store for us on television this fall? If the pilot scripts the networks have ordered are anything to go by, there'll be lots of zombies, fantasy police work, angels, and superheroes. Here's our complete run-down of the pilot scripts that each of the major networks is looking at for Fall 2011 at the moment. » 2/03/11 11:21am 2/03/11 11:21am

10 Reasons the Star Trek 2 Screenplay Still Isn't Done

Originally, the screenwriters promised the script for the Star Trek sequel would be done by Christmas 2009. Then it was Christmas 2010. Now it's still in the works. We have no idea why, so we made up some reasons. » 2/03/11 10:00am 2/03/11 10:00am

Star Trek writers and Wolverine director pen script to Ender's Game

We knew Wolverine: Origins director Gavin Hood was attached to a big-screen adaptation of Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game, but now the word is that Star Trek/Fringe scribes Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci are shopping the script around Hollywood. » 1/30/11 7:30am 1/30/11 7:30am

Mark Romanek to direct Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci's Locke & Key…

Mark Romanek is joining the ranks of movie-makers turned TV directors. Rumor has it Romanek will be joining the list of impressive names working on Locke & Key including Sarah Connor Chronicles' Josh Friedman, Steven Spielberg, and Kurtzman and Orci. » 11/22/10 3:26pm 11/22/10 3:26pm

What will the next Star Trek movie be about? Our predictions!

The screenplay for the sequel to J.J. Abrams' better-than-we'd-dared-hope Star Trek is almost done, and news has been trickling out. We dig through all the evidence, and ask whether this film could avoid the dreaded ailment of sequel-itis. » 11/19/10 4:21pm 11/19/10 4:21pm

Star Trek 2 may not have a "rebooted" Khan or Klingons, won't be doom…

It's been a while since we've heard anything about the second Star Trek, and finally Star Trek director J.J. Abrams and screenwriters Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman have dropped hints about the script-less sequel's baddies and tone. » 9/12/10 4:40pm 9/12/10 4:40pm

Spielberg, Orci and Kurtzman have their next TV show lined up: Locke &…

Steven Spielberg, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci are gearing up to make a television series from spooky supernatural comic Locke & Key, written by Joe Hill. And they've hired Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles' Josh Friedman to run the show. » 8/24/10 5:24pm 8/24/10 5:24pm

Sam Rockwell Rounds Out The Geekiest Cast And Crew Ever On Cowboys And…

Sam Rockwell has joined Jon Favreau's Cowboys And Aliens comic book adaptation — making this movie possibly the geekiest undertaking happening right now, thanks to a cast that also includes Harrison Ford, Daniel Craig and Olivia Wilde. » 5/04/10 10:00am 5/04/10 10:00am

18 Upcoming TV Shows That Could Save Small-Screen Scifi

Is science fiction doomed on television? Hell no! Here are 18 TV series in the pipeline that could recharge your love of the fantastical, including alien invasions, dinosaurs, superheroes, time travel, super-spies, government conspiracies, zombies and changelings. Minor spoilers ahead. » 2/22/10 2:30pm 2/22/10 2:30pm

Orci and Kurtzman Sign Three-Year Fox TV Deal

Powerhouse writing team Orci and Kurtzman aren't done with Fox's TV line-up just yet. The Fringe duo signed a deal with Fox promising three more years of NEW mind-warping TV. Our pitch: a Walter Bishop origins series, Acid Dreams. [THR] » 2/03/10 12:30pm 2/03/10 12:30pm

Can You Win The J.J. Abrams Board Game?

When Lost returns on Tuesday, the surprises will come thick and fast. How would you survive if you were trapped inside a twisty J.J. Abrams story? There's only one way to find out: by playing the J.J. Abrams board game. » 1/28/10 9:30am 1/28/10 9:30am

Star Trek 2 Will Be "Very Much About The Villain"

The next Star Trek film has ditched the time-traveling plot line, and now writers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci have announced that the sequel will revolve around its villain. But who will put this new crew to the test? » 1/25/10 7:00am 1/25/10 7:00am

Is Nestor Carbonell Bringing His Guylinered Stare To Star Trek's Khan?

Nestor Carbonell, also known as Batmanuel and Richard Alpert from Lost, is getting the rumor treatment today as a possible casting option for Star Trek 2's villainous Khan. One problem: No one knows if Khan's even in the next movie. » 11/18/09 2:47pm 11/18/09 2:47pm