Star Trek and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen screenwriters Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci talked briefly to ComingSoon.net about adapting the graphic novel Cowboys & Aliens with director Jon Favreau and Robert Downey Jr. in the lead:
On collaborating on their next film, “Cowboys & Aliens,” with director Jon Favreau:
Kurtzman: It’s the greatest.
Orci: We just started and we’re getting along really well. We actually sent ourselves back to school and we’re watching Westerns together, analyzing them, and just kind of getting into it.
Kurtzman: Yeah, we had a lot of these Westerns in our heads but Jon is an incredible fountain of Western knowledge.
Orci: “Star Trek” was pitched originally as a space Western anyway. So “Star Trek” was a nice lead up to this project.
Kurtzman: I think also that Jon comes from a very similar emotional place. Because he’s an actor and he knows what plays and what doesn’t play very quickly. We’re having an unbelievably good time working with him on that.
You can check out the full interview here.