As expected, things have been awfully quiet on the 'Star Wars: Episode 7' front, with rumors and vague suggestions trickling out while few pieces of legit information remains behind lock and key (with Disney's army of lawyers standing guard). However, could this be because the movie is in peril?
Talk has been turning more and more to the possibility of director J.J. Abrams dropping out of the project entirely. (Say it ain't so!)
Paramount is looking to move full steam ahead on 'Star Trek 3,' and according to Spock himself, the film will begin shooting next year. That seems like a rather quick turnaround, but if the film wants to meet its own 2016 release deadline, they better get moving -- and fast. But will J.J. Abrams be back in the director's chair?
When George Lucas handed the reins of 'Star Wars' over to Disney, it was understood that the man behind the most popular science fiction universe of all time would only be involved in 'Star Wars: Episode 7' in a limited capacity. However, we didn't realize just how limited it was! Lucas recently spoke out about his involvement in 'Star Wars: Episode 7' and revealed that he hasn't spoken to director J.J. Abrams. Like, at all.
Director J.J. Abrams hasn't shot a single roll of film, and 'Star Wars: Episode 7' has already sparked more rumors than we can count. But this one might actually be something worth paying attention to.
As with the most recent development seasons, 'Star Trek Into Darkness' director J.J. Abrams has his hands in a number of TV pots -- from the 'Fringe'-like 'Almost Human' to NBC's sci-fi drama 'Believe' -- but the latest project could prove the most high-profile to date. Abrams will develop 'Twilight Zone' creator Rod Serling's last script as an event miniseries, but what will the buzzworthy project entail?
This weekend 'Star Trek Into Darkness' roared into theaters, and -- like any project based on a fanboy favorite property -- it's been put under the nerd-complaint microscope. One of the criticisms that stuck is that J.J. Abrams and the writers unnecessarily included a shot of Alice Eve in her skivvies. Abrams addressed that on 'Conan' and tried to apologize by showing a cut scene of Benedict Cumberbatch showering.
Now that the chaos of Upfront week has mostly ended, networks have begun to offer trailers for their new midseason dramas and more, including those left out of the first round. NBC has added to its crop of 2013-14 trailers with an in-depth look at J.J. Abrams' buzzworthy new drama 'Believe,' even releasing the script online!
Now that the smoke has cleared and the box office numbers are in, we can surmise that a lot of you (if not as many as Paramount hoped) checked out 'Star Trek Into Darkness' this past weekend. And now comes the time where you tell us what you thought of it! Vote in our poll after the break!
The cash registers just stopped ringing for ‘Star Trek Into Darkness,’ which raked in an estimated $84 million over the 4-day weekend and an additional $80M internationally since opening on May 9. And, of course, talk has already turned to 'Star Trek 3.'
The effort at rebooting the Star Trek brand for a new generation has been a success and even though J.J. Abrams is departing this particular universe to play in Lucasfilm’s sandbox, that doesn’t mean the Trek franchise will crumble without him. Quite the opposite.
Plans already are underway for the third installment in this rebooted Trek franchise and as a handy guide, here’s everything we know about the as-yet-untitled ‘Star Trek 3.’
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