‘Star Trek’ Writers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci Producing ‘Dragonology’
Dragons: The final frontier? That seems to be the case for ‘Star Trek’ scribes Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, who have just come aboard as producers for Universal’s ‘Dragonology,’ based on the popular children’s book series.
THR reports that Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, writers of ‘Star Trek’ and the upcoming sequel ‘Star Trek 2,’ have just signed on to produce ‘Dragonology.’ Universal hopes to translate the film into a family-friendly franchise. Executive producer Leonardo Hartman was initially hired to pen the script, but now Kurtzman and Orci will oversee the selection of a new writer for the project.
The books posit that dragons are real, as proven by Victorian “dragonologist” (like that’s even a real thing — kids these days, right?) Ernest Drake. ‘Dragonology’ will follow the efforts of a team of biologists out to stop a villainous group who intend to use the world’s remaining dragons — now an endangered species — to wipe out our entire civilization. Obviously no one has told them this is a really crummy plan — who even wants to live on an earth with just a bunch of dragons and no one else to get mad at for eating the last piece of pizza or forgetting to DVR ‘Breaking Bad’? Boring.
Kurtzman and Orci are also scheduled to write and executive produce the sequel to ‘The Amazing Spider-Man.’