Alex Kurtzman’s directorial debut WELCOME TO PEOPLE will be produced by Spielberg
Screenwriters everywhere take note. If you make it big and start penning huge action blockbusters like TRANSFORMERS and STAR TREK, you'll eventually get to make a small personal film out of a script that's been sitting on your shelf for six years. That's exactly what's happened to Alex Kurtzman, who will make his directorial debut with WELCOME TO PEOPLE, and big gun Steven Spielberg is set to produce.
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WELCOME TO PEOPLE tells the tale of a down on his luck twentysomething whose estranged father leaves him $150,000 after croaking, but there's a catch. The will states that he must deliver the cash to his older alcoholic sister who he didn't even know existed. But instead he decides to keep the money, not tell her about it, but contact out of sheer curiosity anyway without saying who he really is. Sounds intriguing, right? And no giant robots or space battles!
Michael Bay introduced Spielberg to Kurtzman way back on THE ISLAND (you know, the one where Bay blamed the actors after it bombed), so if you wind up loving WELCOME TO PEOPLE when it hits your town you have Michael Bay to thank!