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BB-8 Originally Spoke Written Dialogue in ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’

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by Mike Sampson February 11, 2016 @ 3:37 PM
Lucasfilm
If you stuck around through the Star Wars: The Force Awakens credits (perhaps waiting in vain for a post-credits scene), you may have noticed that both Bill Hader and Ben Schwartz were credited as “BB-8 Voice Consultants” for the film. Hader spoke about his involvement only briefly saying, “JJ f–-ing around with this sound effects app on his iPad that was attached to a talk box operated by me.” Now Schwartz has spoken about his contributions revealing that he was originally reciting written dialogue.

Watch the ‘10 Cloverfield Lane’ Super Bowl Commercial

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by ScreenCrush Staff February 7, 2016 @ 5:55 PM
Paramount Pictures
The Super Bowl commercials weren’t without some early surprises and who better to keep and deliver a secret than J.J. Abrams. Though it was widely reported that Paramount would use their Super Bowl ad time on a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 trailer, it turns out that might’ve been a clever bit of misdirection. Right before kickoff, Paramount instead debuted a revealing new 10 Cloverfield Lane trailer, which gives some serious hints at its connection to the original Cloverfield.

James Franco Investigates JFK Assassination in First ‘11.22.63’ Clip

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick February 4, 2016 @ 10:17 AM
Hulu
We’re getting close to the premiere of Hulu’s James Franco / J.J. Abrams / Stephen King thriller 11.22.63, early buzz of which has been pretty strong. You can see for yourself in the first clip, as Franco learns of the deep mystery surrounding Lee Harvey Oswald and JFK’s assassination, as outlined by Chris Cooper. It’s like time-travel Mad Libs!

J.J. Abrams Is Up to His Old Tricks With New ‘10 Cloverfield Lane’ Viral Campaign

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by Charles Bramesco February 1, 2016 @ 10:10 AM
Paramount
J.J. Abrams is a fine filmmaker, but he might be an even better huckster. It wasn’t too long ago that Rolling Stone declared him to be “this generation’s P.T. Barnum,” praising the man’s unique talent for creating mystery around a project and generating buzz. He turned Star Wars: The Force Awakens into the can’t-miss cinematic event of a year that had already produced three of the ten highest-earning movies of all time. As the producer of Matt Reeves’ Cloverfield, Abrams took it upon himself to facilitate the creation of an ‘alternate-reality game’ that led determined fans to tantalizing new tidbits attached to the film. And it seems that now, Abrams is up to his old tricks.

‘10 Cloverfield Lane’ Star Mary Elizabeth Winstead Talks About J.J. Abrams’ Secret Project

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by Britt Hayes January 30, 2016 @ 1:46 PM
Paramount
J.J. Abrams pulled off some pretty effortless misdirection, keeping us all so occupied with Star Wars: The Force Awakens that we had no idea about this little indie project he was producing titled 10 Cloverfield Lane. The trailer arrived with no warning, followed by Abrams confirming that the film is indeed related to Cloverfield, though it’s not really a direct sequel. One of the stars of his new mystery project is Mary Elizabeth Winstead, who has opened up just a tiny bit about the secrecy surrounding the film and what we can expect when it hits theaters.

‘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
Lucasfilm
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.

‘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
Paramount
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 Knows Who Rey’s Parents Are Because Duh, He Wrote the Movie

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by Mike Sampson January 13, 2016 @ 10:23 AM
LucasFilm
One of the biggest questions following Star Wars: The Force Awakens was that of Rey’s parentage. She could be a Skywalker a Kenobi, a Hutt…we just don’t know. Well at least we don’t know. There’s one guy that knows: J.J. Abrams. Which shouldn’t be a surprise because, duh, J.J. Abrams wrote the movie.