Producers Possess an Eagle Eye

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Alex Kurtzman and Bob Orci have collaborated for years with J.J. Abrams, co-writing Mission: Impossible III, Transformers and Abrams' reinvention of Star Trek.

The producers recently spoke with about their latest project, the Shia LaBeouf thriller Eagle Eye. Here are excerpts from that interview: We spoke last year around this time for Transformers. Was Eagle Eye already in the works at that time?
Alex Kurtzman
: Actually, it was very much in the works. We were gearing up to... we were in the middle of prep, so we were prepping the movie at this point last year.

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CS: This isn't a script you guys wrote originally though, right? It's just something you developed?
Orci: This is the first thing we were lucky enough to get to produce under our K/O banner at DreamWorks, so it's our first sort of movie as producers. Steven just kind of tapped us with, "Okay, producers, produce this thing. Hire writers, develop a script, use the kernel of the idea that I like and if you're lucky, we'll shoot it when it's perfect. (chuckles)

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Eagle Eye Quotes

[to field agent] If you're staring at me, it better be because I'm the suspect. If not, get back to work or I swear I'll assign you all to something that involves touching shit with your hands!

Agent Thomas Morgan

Jerry Shaw: [shouting] Are you the one who called me on the phone?
Rachel Holloman: She called you, too?

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