Well, that'll wake you up in the morning. With the imminent end of 'Fringe' beginning on September 28, it was only a matter of time before series executive producer J.H. Wyman would call upon movie/TV magnate J.J. Abrams for another go on the telly, but is the latest effort another out-there sci-fi romp, or something a little more down-to-Earth? Will FOX be quick on the trigger?
Imagine you were to form a cinema nerd supergroup. Wouldn't you want Edgar Wright and J.J. Abrams in the mix? Well the two are working together on 'Collider' which Abrams will be producing, and Wright came up with the story. The script is being handled by Mark Protosevitch, who's probably best known for penning 'I Am Legend.'
When a filmmaker like J.J. Abrams spends so much of his time keeping secrets about his latest film from the audience, any new nugget feels like a revelation. And so - confirming an old rumor - it looks like Abrams let the cat out of the bag at last night's MTV Movie Awards that Klingons will have a role in 'Star Trek 2.'
Oh, happy day, and strawberry milkshakes for everyone! After a long, and arduous process of waiting, 'Fringe' fans can finally rest assured that their beloved sci-fi series will return for a fifth, and conclusively final season. But just how large is FOX's is order, and how will it all end after last week's crazy "Letters of Transit?"
It's hard to think that an entire generation of young folk are more intimately familiar with the 'Star Trek' of J.J. Abrams' reboot franchise, given the decades worth of 5+ TV series, and 10 resulting films, but the idea of bring 'Star Trek' back to TV is hardly a new one. So what are the odds of seeing that materialize in the near future?
Sometimes it takes years of putting your knows to the grindstone before becoming the lead of a major TV series. Some find themselves lucky enough that the studios are willing to take chances. And yet sometimes, it's as easy as "What about this guy? He's already here, so why not?"
We love just about everything J.J. Abrams does, from his 'Star Trek' movies to the myriad of high-concept TV series that, well...always seem to wind up in danger of being cancelled. We're still with you, 'Fringe'.
In any case, the latest thriller from acclaimed director and producer J.J. Abrams as well as 'Supernatural' creator Eric Kripke 'Revolution' continues swelling with notable castings, first with 'Breaking Bad' Guy Giancarlo Esposito, and now as TVLine reports Billy Burke, best known to movie-going audiences as Bella Swan's father Charlie of the 'Twilight' films.
They told us never to mess with the Chicken Man. And even with half a face, Giancarlo Esposito is about to let the post-apocalyptic landscape know who the man is.