Disney issued the following press release last night, officially announcing that J.J. Abrams will be directing the Star Wars sequel off a script by Michael Arndt, with Simon Kinberg and Lawrence Kasdan consulting. You can read the press release below, and here’s the original story.
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So, J.J. Abrams is directing “Star Wars Episode VII”?
According to the Wrap, the filmmaker will be taking on the next chapter in the series. This contradicts earlier reports where Abrams stated he had turned it down.
“I quickly said that because of my loyalty to ‘Star Trek,’ and also just being a fan, I wouldn’t even want to be involved in the next version of those things,” Abrams told Empire Magazine… Continue reading J.J. Abrams, 'Star Wars' Director: Filmmaker May Take On Next Chapter For Disney (UPDATE)
“I can’t imagine by now, when we’re on the cover of the LA Times yesterday and Roger Ebert is tweeting about us, that [Disney] hasn’t seen the movie or knows something about it, but we haven’t heard anything from them and I don’t even want to speculate on what their reaction would be.” – Escape from Tomorrow cinematographer Lucas Lee Graham
If you asked someone attending… Continue reading Listen: 'Escape from Tomorrow' Cinematographer Explains How They Shot an Entire Movie Secretly in Disney World
Broadway, make way for Prince Ali.
Coming off the heels of its 20th anniversary, the Disney hit “Aladdin” is heading to the stage to bewitch a whole new crop of theater-goers.
The New York Times reports that the show will take over for the long-running “Mary Poppins,” which closes in March. (The musical made its debut in Seattle in 2011 and garnered somewhat mixed reviews.) The Broadway show for “Aladdin” will include… Continue reading 'Aladdin' On Broadway: Disney Animated Classic Will Head To The Stage In 2014
In 1994, when I was eight years old, I became obsessed with “Home Alone.” At the time, I owned both “Home Alone” and “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York” on VHS, along with two “Home Alone” posters, a “Home Alone” video game and even the novelization of “Home Alone” by Todd Strasser. I have no explanation for my fandom, other than the fact that I saw the film’s protagonist… Continue reading 'Home Alone 3,' Lost In Disney World: A Story I Pitched To John Hughes When I Was Eight