22 April 2014 10:22 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Longtime writing and producing partners Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci are parting ways in their filmmaking endeavors after nearly a decade together. The pair have worked on some of Hollywood’s biggest franchise films including “The Amazing Spider-Man 2″ two “Transformers” movies, “Mission Impossible III” and “Star Trek Into Darkness.” They also collaborated on indie titles such as “Now You See Me” and “People Like Us,” which Kurtzman also directed.

Kurtzman and Orci–who will remain in business together on the TV front–are parting amicably, according to sources, and the split will allow them to pursue separate feature careers as directors. The two still have more than a dozen projects in development, including the next two “Spider-Man” films. It is unclear how those projects will be handled or divided between the two men. Their production company, K/O Paper Products, which they launched in 2009, will most likely be reconfigured »


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