Star Trek Screenwriter Alex Kurtzman Lands his First Directing Gig

According to Vulture screenwriter Alex Kurtzman has landed his first directing gig for a film project being set up DreamWorks Pictures called Welcome to People. Kurtzman wrote the script for the film six years ago with his writer partners Roberto Orci and Jody Lambert. He took the project to Steven Speilberg who liked it enough to give it a push into production.

The film "tells the story of a struggling twenty-something man who, after flying home to L.A. for the funeral of his estranged record-producer father, discovers that the will stipulates that he must deliver $150,000 in cash to a 30-year-old alcoholic sister he never knew existed, and her troubled 12-year-old son. Determined to keep the money to solve his own problems, he's nonetheless fascinated by his unknown kin and makes contact with the two without revealing who he really is."

Kurtzman has worked on several film projects like Star Trek, Transformers 1 and 2, Cowboys & Aliens, The Island, Fringe, MIssion Impossible III, Alias, and several other projects. It should be interesting to see how good of a director he is. 

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