J.J. Abrams - Page 7

Reel Women: 'Star Wars' Casting Proves Gender Inequality Exists Even a Galaxy Far, Far Away

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by Britt Hayes May 1, 2014 @ 12:00 PM
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The ‘Star Wars: Episode 7’ cast was announced this week, and the line-up contains exciting names like Adam Driver, John Boyega, Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac, and the legendary Max Von Sydow, further cementing (or in some cases, finally rousing) our interest in J.J. Abrams’ new installment. But, there was something curious among the list of newcomers -- there was only one female on the roster: Daisy Ridley. Out of the seven names announced, only one was female, which doesn’t bode well for gender equality in a galaxy that should be far, far away from such seemingly petty concepts.

'Almost Human' Canceled: FOX Declines Season 2 for J.J. Abrams' Future Cop Drama

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick April 30, 2014 @ 8:41 AM
FOX
'Almost Human,' almost renewed.
We hadn't quite kept up with the entirety of FOX's Karl Urban-Michael Ealy android cop drama, though the early episodes were promising enough and increased serialization brought stronger reviews from the fanbase. Alas, FOX has not proven as sympathetic with J.J. Abrams and J.H. Wyman's post-'Fringe' sci-fier, officially canceling 'Almost Human' after one season.

'Star Wars: Episode 7' Announces Cast, Original Stars Confirmed to Return

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by Mike Sampson April 29, 2014 @ 11:49 AM
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'Star Wars: Episode 7' has finally announced its cast after a long process that has spanned months of speculation and rumors. The stars of the original trilogy - Mark Hamill, Harrison FordCarrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Kenny Baker - have finally been confirmed, and they'll be joined by newcomers to the franchise Oscar Isaac, John Boyega, Max von Sydow, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Andy Serkis and Domhnall Gleeson.

The 'Star Wars' Sequel That Never Happened

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by Mike Ryan April 29, 2014 @ 11:00 AM
Del Rey Books
George Lucas had a backup plan.
It might not seem like such a bold move today – in the era of blockbuster franchises – to be planning for a sequel before the first movie has even been released. But, in the 1970s, this was downright revolutionary thinking. Especially considering that we’re talking about a movie set in another galaxy in an era where such films were considered inane. (Granted, some people still consider them inane.) But not only did Lucas have a plan for a 'Star Wars' sequel, he had two plans. One, as you know, became ‘The Empire Strikes Back.’ The other exists as a sort of alternative universe oddity of what could have been – a story titled ‘Splinter of the Mind’s Eye.’

'Star Wars: Episode 7' Circles Newcomer Maisie Richardson-Sellers

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by Jacob Hall April 10, 2014 @ 9:40 AM
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'Star Wars: Episode 7' has had so many potential cast members at this point that we just want to throw our hands up in the air, yell "Figure it out already!" and return only when director J.J. Abrams is ready to reveal his final ensemble. But alas, the draw of George Lucas' science fiction universe is too great and we can't help but cling to every scrap of information and ever rumor as if our life depended on it. The latest buzz circling around the internet is that relatively unknown British actress Maisie Richardson-Sellers is being eyed for a leading role.

'Star Wars: Episode 7' to Begin Shooting On Tatooine in Six Weeks?

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by Damon Houx April 1, 2014 @ 6:40 PM
20th Century Fox
It's been almost a year and a half since 'Star Wars: Episode 7' was announced and over fifteen months since J.J. Abrams became the film's director, but with a December 18, 2015 release date, the film has to begin production shortly if they hope to come out next year. The latest word is the film will commence principle photography in Morocco on May 14.

'Star Wars: Episode 7' Will Go IMAX, Because Of Course It Will

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by Jacob Hall March 20, 2014 @ 10:21 AM
Lucasfilm
Forget about 3D. IMAX is the thing that movie studios are going to use to get a few more bucks per movie ticket from you. It should come as no surprise that Disney, who has never been afraid of finding new ways to make money, is planning to release the hotly anticipated 'Star Wars: Episode 7' in this massive format. So are you prepared to pay a little extra to journey to a galaxy far, far away on the biggest screen possible?

NBC's 'Believe': Watch the First Two Minutes of 'Gravity' Director Alfonso Cuaron and J.J. Abrams' Latest

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick March 7, 2014 @ 10:44 AM
NBC
http://www.hulu.com/watch/605246
It can be hard these days for pilots to stand out among the crowd without some kind of established brand in place, but in the case of 'Gravity' Oscar-winner Alfonso Cuaron and Bad Robot's new NBC series drama 'Believe,' that won't be an issue. Watch the incredible first two minutes of the new sci-fi drama, 'Believe,' right here!

'Star Wars: Episode 7' Script Complete, Says J.J. Abrams

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by Britt Hayes January 20, 2014 @ 9:10 AM
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Finally, after months of development, J.J. Abrams has confirmed that he's ready to move on to the next stage: this weekend at the Television Critics Association, the director confirmed that the script has been completed for 'Star Wars: Episode 7,' and that the production is now in "deep prep" on the upcoming film, which is scheduled for a December, 2015 release. Well that's a relief.

'Star Wars: Episode 7' Eyes Trio of Actors and Plot Details Surface

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by Britt Hayes January 12, 2014 @ 4:07 AM
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While 'Star Wars: Episode 7' has been gearing up for production, plenty of names have been rumored to have taken meetings with J.J. Abrams for roles in the upcoming trilogy. Now comes word of three actors whom Abrams has been eyeing for a possible leading role: Michael Fassbender, Hugo Weaving, and 'Girls' star Adam Driver. And we've also got some details on Abrams' reworked script, which is said to focus more heavily on Luke, Leia, and Han.