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‘Star Trek 3′ Eyeing ‘Attack the Block’ Director?

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Paramount

With J.J. Abrams hard at work on 'Star Wars: Episode VII' to meet a December 2015 release deadline, someone has to step up and direct 'Star Trek 3.' Plenty of names have been tossed about as potential replacements, and now we can add a new one to the running: 'Attack the Block' director Joe Cornish, which might be the best possible choice we've heard so far.

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Lucasfilm Wants to Push ‘Star Wars: Episode 7′ to 2016; Disney Says No Way

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We've got a bad feeling about this.

After the recent news that 'Star Wars: Episode 7' writer Michael Arndt was let go while director J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan would start a new script from scratch, Lucasfilm executives asked Disney to delay the 'Star Wars' release date to 2016 from the previously announced May 2015 date to allow more time to complete the film. Disney's answer: Nope, now get back to work.

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FOX’s ‘Almost Human’: Watch 8 Minutes of the Premiere Right Now!

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FOX

We've been waiting for a worthy successor to 'Fringe' for months now, but is J.J. Abrams' futuristic cop drama 'Almost Human' up to the task? A full eight minutes from the pilot episode have been made available to viewers, following the earlier delay of the premiere, so find out for yourself if the new robot cop drama from the minds behind 'Fringe' and starring 'Star Trek''s Karl Urban is worth a look!

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J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan Have “Assumed Screenwriting Duties” on ‘Star Wars: Episode 7′

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Joi Ito, Flickr

One of the very first 'Star Wars: Episode 7' announcements (minus the announcement that it was actually happening) was that Michael Arndt, the Oscar-nominated screenwriter behind 'Toy Story 3' and 'Little Miss Sunshine,' would be writing the script.

No longer.

Lucasfilm has confirmed today that Arndt is out and director J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan ('The Empire Strikes Back') have "assumed screenwriting duties" on 'Star Wars: Episode 7.'

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Is the ‘Star Wars: Episode 7′ Trailer Coming Next Week?

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Lucasfilm

A 'Star Wars: Episode 7' trailer this early in the game (filming isn't scheduled to begin until early 2014) might seem strange, but there is some solid speculation that the first teaser trailer could be in theaters with 'Thor 2' and online next week.

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Could ‘Star Trek’ Return to TV With Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman?

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Paramount

Given the increasingly negative press trail that follows 'Star Trek Into Darkness' the farther along we go, and franchise director J.J. Abrams' eventual ship-jump to 'Star Wars,' countless fans have wondered if 'Star Trek' might end up back on the small screen before long. Abrams himself recently refuted the idea, but have franchise writers writers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman gotten the idea back on track?

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George Lucas is “Constantly” Talking to J.J. Abrams About ‘Star Wars: Episode 7′

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With 'Star Wars: Episode 7' casting starting to heat up and announcements expected before the end of the year, all eyes have turned to director J.J. Abrams, the man in charge of this mission. But, don't think George Lucas is happy to just play golf and have dinner at Olive Garden at 4:30pm throughout his retirement; the man who created it all isn't walking away from the 'Star Wars' franchise so easily.

Lucas' son, Jett, spoke about 'Star Wars: Episode 7' recently and said his father is "constantly" talking to J.J. Abrams about his plans for the upcoming sequel.

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‘Star Wars: Episode 7′ Director J.J. Abrams Opens Up About the New Film

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Although fans weren't in as quite an uproar when J.J. Abrams was announced to director 'Star Wars: Episode 7' as, say, when a certain 'Daredevil' took on The Dark Knight, but there was a pocket of die hards doubting whether the 'Star Trek' helmer could carry the next chapter of 'Star Wars.' For those still questioning his abilities, Abrams recently opened up about the next installment.

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J.J. Abrams Says the ‘Star Trek’ Video Game Was a Huge Disappointment and Hurt the Movie

Star Trek Into Darkness game
Namco Bandai

We, as fans, can admit that the 'Star Trek' video game released this summer, pretty much sucked. Critics were also not kind, with IGN saying "there isn't a scrap of imagination or originality in this whole thing, and it's a flat-out waste of the source material."

In general, video games based on movies are not very good, and while fans and critics may admit that, you traditionally don't ever hear the director of the movie bashing the video game adaptation. But, J.J. Abrams has come out and said he was "emotionally hurt" by how terrible the 'Star Trek' game was and believes that it's quality (or lack thereof) hurt his movie too.

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J.J. Abrams Thinks ‘Apes’ Director Rupert Wyatt Would Be Perfect For ‘Star Trek 3′

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Richard Cook

Last month, we first heard the rumor that 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' director Rupert Wyatt was being considered to direct 'Star Trek 3.' And then ... silence. Unlike the quickly shot-down Jon M. Chu rumors, this one was allowed to linger, lending the news a bit more credibility. Now, former 'Star Trek' director (and current 'Star Wars: Episode 7' director) J.J. Abrams has been asked about Wyatt's involvement and the response is typical Abrams.

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