Orci at WonderCon, February 28, 2009
July 20, 1973
Mexico City, Mexico
Robert Orci, Rob Orci, Bob Orci
Writer, producer, director
Roberto Gaston Orci (born July 20, 1973 ) is a Mexican-American film and television writer, producer and director.
Life and career [ edit ]
Orci was born in
Mexico City, to a Mexican father and a Cuban mother. His mother Immigrated to the United States with her parents after Fidel Castro came to power. He is the older brother of screenwriter-producer [1 ] J. R. Orci. He was raised in Canada, Texas, and Los Angeles. He met his longtime friend and collaborator Alex Kurtzman when both were 17-year-old students at Crossroads, a private school in Santa Monica, California. Orci went on to attend The University of Texas at Austin. [2 ]
Orci's producing credits include
, Star Trek , The Legend of Zorro , Mission: Impossible III , and Transformers . He is the co-creator, along with Cowboys & Aliens Alex Kurtzman and J. J. Abrams, of the Fox science fiction series , on which he served as consulting producer. Fringe
listed Orci as one of the 50 most powerful Latinos in Hollywood of 2007. The Hollywood Reporter Both Orci and Kurtzman confirmed to Variety that they're no longer going to work together on other film projects but will still work together only on TV projects. [3 ] [4 ]
In 2014, Skydance and
Paramount Pictures have announced that Orci will direct the third installment of the Star Trek reboot franchise. [5 ]
Controversy [ edit ]
Orci has had several instances of run-ins with fans and critics alike. In response to a fan upset over
, Orci said: "Shitty Dodge. STID has infinetly more social commentary than Raiders in every Universe, and I say that with Harrison Ford being a friend. You lose credibility big time when you don’t honestly engage with the FUCKING WRITER OF THE MOVIE ASKING YOU AN HONEST QUESTION. You prove the cliche of shitty fans. And rude in the process. So, as Simon Pegg would say: FUCK OFF!" Star Trek Into Darkness He later apologized. [6 ] [7 ]
Orci also spoke out on his
Twitter account about 9/11 conspiracy theories, calling all those whom didn't think the attacks were an inside job as "coincidence theorists". He has since deleted his account. [8 ]
Filmography [ edit ]
Television credits [ edit ]
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys writer, co-executive producer
Xena: Warrior Princess writer, co-executive producer, creative consultant
Jack of All Trades writer, executive producer
Alias writer, supervising producer, co-executive producer, executive producer
The Secret Service
co-creator, co-writer, executive producer
Fringe co-creator, writer, executive producer, consulting producer
Transformers: Prime executive producer
Hawaii Five-0 developer, writer, executive producer
Locke & Key co-creator, co-writer, executive producer
Exit Strategy co-creator, co-writer, executive producer
Sleepy Hollow co-creator, co-writer, executive producer
Matador co-creator, executive producer
References [ edit ]
^ Star Trek Writer Roberto Orci Reveals Personal Connection To Spock
^ Schoeneman, Deborah (July 31, 2009). "A Night Out With Alex Kurtzman and Bob Orci". The New York Times . Retrieved January 28, 2013.
^ "THR’s Latino Power 50". Latin Gossip.
^ "Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci Splitting Up on Bigscreen (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. April 22, 2014 . Retrieved 2014-04-22.
^ "Roberto Orci to Direct ‘Star Trek 3′ (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety.
^ Roberto Orci (2008-08-10). "The All New "Hey Roberto" Thread". Don Murphy . Retrieved 2008-10-22.
^ Fleming, Mike (April 24, 2012). "Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci Re-Writing Sequel To ‘Amazing Spider-Man’". Deadline Hollywood . Retrieved 2012-04-24.
^ a b "Universal Signs Kurtzman And Orci; Pair Takes On ‘The Mummy’ And ‘Van Helsing’". . May 1, 2012 Deadline Hollywood . Retrieved 2012-05-04.
^ Kroll, Justin (May 13, 2014). "Roberto Orci to Direct ‘Star Trek 3′ (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety . Retrieved May 13, 2014.
^ McNary, Dave (July 15, 2014). "‘Power Rangers’ Movie Adds Roberto Orci, ‘X-Men’ Writers". Variety . Retrieved July 15, 2014.
External links [ edit ]
– The Adventures of Ford Fairlane Daniel Waters, James Cappe & David Arnott (1990)
– Hudson Hawk Steven E. de Souza, Daniel Waters, Bruce Willis and Robert Kraft (1991)
– Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot Blake Snyder, William Osborne and William Davies – (1992)
– Amy Holden Jones (1993) Indecent Proposal
–Jim Jennewein, The Flintstones Steven E. de Souza, Tom S. Parker and various others (1994)
– Showgirls Joe Eszterhas (1995)
– Striptease Andrew Bergman (1996)
– The Postman Eric Roth and Brian Helgeland (1997)
– An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn Joe Eszterhas (1998)
– Wild Wild West Jim Thomas, John Thomas, S. S. Wilson, Brent Maddock, Jeffrey Price and Peter S. Seaman (1999)
– The Last Airbender M. Night Shyamalan (2010)
– Jack and Jill Steve Koren and Adam Sandler, story by Ben Zook (2011)
- That's My Boy David Caspe (2012)
- Steve Baker, Movie 43 Ricky Blitt, Will Carlough, Tobias Carlson, Jacob Fleisher, Patrik Forsberg, Will Graham, James Gunn, Claes Kjellstrom, Jack Kukoda, Bob Odenkirk, Bill O'Malley, Matthew Alec Portenoy, Greg Pritikin, Rocky Russo, Olle Sarri, Elizabeth Wright Shapiro, Jeremy Sosenko, Jonathan van Tulleken and Jonas Wittenmark (2013)