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J.J. Abrams’ ‘God Particle’ Sends David Oyelowo and Gugu Mbatha-Raw to Space

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by Britt Hayes March 29, 2016 @ 8:00 PM
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J.J. Abrams and Bad Robot’s God Particle is picking up some steam, and following last year’s recruitment of newcomer Julius Onah to direct the long-developing sci-fi thriller, the project has found a pair of impressive actors. Selma’s David Oyelowo and Beyond the Lights star Gugu Mbatha-Raw will play the lead roles in God Particle, which will finally begin shooting sometime this year for a 2017 release.

‘Phantasm’ Director Don Coscarelli on How J.J. Abrams and Bad Robot Restored His Horror Classic

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by Britt Hayes March 17, 2016 @ 1:05 PM
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Among the more surprising developments in recent months was the seemingly-out-of-nowhere announcement that J.J. Abrams and Bad Robot teamed up with genre director Don Coscarelli to restore Phantasm. The cult classic received a full 4k makeover, enhancing both sight and sound to restore the wonderfully weird and creepy horror-fantasy to something even better than its former glory. The remastered Phantasm debuted at SXSW, allowing fans both old and new to rediscover and experience Coscarelli’s cinematic fever dream.

‘10 Cloverfield Lane’ Reveals More Mysterious Viral Marketing

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by Britt Hayes February 21, 2016 @ 9:42 AM
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Just as they did with Cloverfield, Bad Robot has been toying with fans by releasing some very mysterious viral marketing for 10 Cloverfield Lane. In addition to some info about John Goodman’s character and the subliminal images hidden in trailers attached to Deadpool, now comes even more intel for you to puzzle over and dissect for the next couple of weeks.

‘Star Wars’ Live-Action TV Series Officially Shot Down, Avoiding ‘Marvel-ization’

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick January 22, 2016 @ 11:39 AM
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If any rumor runs longer than word of a new Star Wars trilogy, it might be the promise of a live-action TV series set in the same galaxy far, far away, one which has been through multiple iterations over the last decade. Now, Lucasfilm bosses and other insiders officially shoot down hopes for a Star Wars tie-in on TV, not wanting the follow the Marvel path.

HBO’s ‘Westworld’ Shuts Down Production, 2016 Premiere in Trouble?

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick January 17, 2016 @ 5:52 PM
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It’s been some time since HBO made any official announcements of its upcoming Westworld remake, and notably odd that the series garnered little mention at the recent TCA press tour. There may be some, or rather more trouble behind the scenes now, as production has temporarily shut down. Will it affect the as-yet-unannounced premiere?

‘10 Cloverfield Lane’ Is the Secret Bad Robot Project, But What Is It?

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by Britt Hayes January 14, 2016 @ 10:55 PM
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Reports began to surface this evening via social media that a trailer for Bad Robot’s upcoming mystery project is attached to screenings of Michael Bay’s 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi. The film is titled 10 Cloverfield Lane, and while many suspect it’s a secret Cloverfield sequel, there is some evidence to support that this not quite true, including a statement from J.J. Abrams himself. So what is 10 Cloverfield Lane, exactly?

J.J. Abrams and Bad Robot Gave ‘Phantasm’ the 4K Restoration Treatment

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by Britt Hayes December 15, 2015 @ 6:31 PM
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J.J. Abrams counts himself a fan of many things (Spielberg, Star Wars…uh, Spielberg…), but you may not have been aware that the director is quite fond of Don Coscarelli’s classic 1979 horror film Phantasm. Always one to delight in keeping secrets, the director has one specific secret he’s kept very well — since no one thought to look for it. Abrams and his Bad Robot production banner have discretely overseen a 4K restoration of Phantasm, which premiered last weekend in Austin, Texas.

‘Star Trek Beyond’ Writer to Script Bad Robot’s ‘God Particle’

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by Britt Hayes November 17, 2015 @ 5:09 PM
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When Roberto Orci exited the third Star Trek movie, star Simon Pegg stepped up to co-write the screenplay for director Justin Lin, working with veteran TV writer Doug Jung. It seems that Jung’s work on Star Trek Beyond has impressed the folks at Paramount and Bad Robot, as the studios have tapped him to rewrite the screenplay for a new, original sci-fi project titled God Particle.

J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Developing a Thomas Edison Biopic Thanks to the Inventions of Thomas Edison

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by Britt Hayes February 18, 2015 @ 5:57 PM
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J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot production company has selected one of their next projects: a biopic about Thomas Edison, whose brilliant inventions make it possible for Bad Robot to make a movie about the genius inventor, thus completing the cinematic circle of life. Edison, also very awesomely known as “The Wizard of Menlo Park,” is credited as one of the founding fathers of cinema.