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

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick October 28, 2013 @ 7:32 PM
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http://www.hulu.com/watch/550476
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!

J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan Have "Assumed Screenwriting Duties" on 'Star Wars: Episode 7'

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by Mike Sampson October 24, 2013 @ 2:29 PM
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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.'

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

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick October 14, 2013 @ 7:25 PM
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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?

George Lucas is "Constantly" Talking to J.J. Abrams About 'Star Wars: Episode 7'

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by Mike Sampson October 7, 2013 @ 3:30 PM
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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.

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

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by Nick Romano September 20, 2013 @ 10:19 AM
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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.

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

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by Mike Sampson September 13, 2013 @ 9:22 AM
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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.

J.J. Abrams Thinks 'Apes' Director Rupert Wyatt Would Be Perfect For 'Star Trek 3'

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by Jacob Hall September 11, 2013 @ 2:38 PM
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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.

Find the Hidden R2-D2 Cameo in 'Star Trek Into Darkness'

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by Mike Sampson September 9, 2013 @ 7:17 AM
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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.

'Star Wars' Poll: Is Benedict Cumberbatch Good Casting?

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by Eric Walkuski September 3, 2013 @ 8:46 AM
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?