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.
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.
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.
Before he left 'Star Trek Into Darkness' for 'Star Wars: Episode 7,' director J.J. Abrams was already dabbling in the Galactic Empire. Viewers with a keen eye will be able to spot that lovable astrotech droid R2-D2 in the latest 'Star Trek' movie and, if you missed it, we can show you exactly where it is.
This past weekend, an unsubstantiated rumor arose from the internet that indicated Benedict Cumberbatch would be seen donning a cape of some kind in 'Star Wars: Episode 7.' While we wait on official confirmation, we can still play along: do you think the 'Sherlock' and 'Star Trek Into Darkness' star is a good fit for the 'Star Wars' universe?
Just when you thought 'Game of Thrones' might be the most epic HBO series ever produced, the pay cable network has signed a deal to adapt Michael Crichton's 1973 sci-fi tale 'Westworld,' partnering with J.J. Abrams, Bad Robot, Jonathan Nolan and Jerry Weintraub. The original Yul Brynner-James Brolin film inspired its own TV series and movie sequel, so which will HBO's new version follow?
If you watch the deleted scenes on the DVD for 2009's 'Star Trek,' you can see an extended sequence involving Klingons, the most iconic of 'Trek' villains. Although they were cut from the film, these scenes took a wary approach on how to depict this menacing warrior race -- their faces were completely covered up by masks.
However, the Klingons played a much larger role in this year's 'Star Trek Into Darkness,' where they were unmasked, revealing them to look, well, pretty much like how Klingons are supposed to look. However, some cool concept models reveal that director J.J. Abrams and his designers toyed around with all kinds of options before going the traditional route.
When 'Star Wars: Episode 7' was initially announced, a 2015 release date was attached, leading everyone everywhere to believe that J.J. Abrams' film would arrive in May of that year. And why wouldn't they? All six previous 'Star Wars' films have opened in that month and that month has certainly been kind to the franchise. However, new buzz suggests that while the latest entry in the saga will indeed hit theaters in 2015, it'll break tradition and do so a little later in the year.
J.J. Abrams is infamous for his "mystery box" method of promoting his and his production company's projects, deliberately obscuring details (like the nature of 'Super 8') and sometimes outright lying (Khan in 'Star Trek Into Darkness'). He's taken it all to a new level with 'Stranger,' a Bad Robot production that is so tightly under wraps that we didn't hear about it until this teaser arrived ... and we don't even know if it's a movie, a TV show or something else entirely.
Yesterday we heard the rumor that John M. Chu, director of 'G.I. Joe: Retaliation' was one of the names being considered for the vacated 'Star Trek 3' captain's chair. That rumor was quickly shot down, but now a new name has risen to the forefront of the conversation: 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' helmer Rupert Wyatt. But how close is this to actually happening?