J.J. Abrams - Page 7

'Star Wars: Episode 7' Director J.J. Abrams Reveals the Reason Behind the Writer Swap

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by Nick Romano November 7, 2013 @ 12:51 PM
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A couple weeks ago, Lucasfilm decided to change things up for its highly anticipated 'Star Wars: Episode 7' by switching out writer Michael Arndt for the combined efforts of J.J. Abrams and 'Empire Strikes' back writer Lawrence Kasdan on the screenplay. While this swap threw fans into a frenzy over whether or not this meant the film was in trouble, the director recently broke his silence over the matter.

'Star Wars: Episode 7' Will Have a Gritty, Western Feel, Says J.J. Abrams

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by Mike Sampson November 5, 2013 @ 11:39 AM
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Back in September, a bunch of 'Star Wars' fans posted a video to YouTube addressed "Dear J.J. Abrams" and including advice on how to "make 'Star Wars' great again." HA. Like J.J. Abrams would ever watch your silly YouTube video about how to make a good 'Star Wars' movie... Wait, what? He actually watched it? And he completely agrees with it?

'Star Trek 3' Eyeing 'Attack the Block' Director?

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by Britt Hayes November 2, 2013 @ 12:33 PM
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With J.J. Abrams hard at work on 'Star Wars: Episode VII' to meet a December 2015 release deadline, someone has to step up and direct 'Star Trek 3.' Plenty of names have been tossed about as potential replacements, and now we can add a new one to the running: 'Attack the Block' director Joe Cornish, which might be the best possible choice we've heard so far.

Lucasfilm Wants to Push 'Star Wars: Episode 7' to 2016; Disney Says No Way

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by Mike Sampson October 31, 2013 @ 11:59 AM
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We've got a bad feeling about this.
After the recent news that 'Star Wars: Episode 7' writer Michael Arndt was let go while director J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan would start a new script from scratch, Lucasfilm executives asked Disney to delay the 'Star Wars' release date to 2016 from the previously announced May 2015 date to allow more time to complete the film. Disney's answer: Nope, now get back to work.

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.