Audiences clamoring for information about “Star Wars: Episode VII” can take comfort in the fact that not even the creator the franchise knows what’s happening with the film. It’s either good news or bad news, depending on how much you liked the “Star Wars” prequels, but George Lucas has revealed that he has yet to talk to J.J. Abrams about “Episode VII” since Abrams… Continue reading 'Star Wars: Episode VII': Is George Lucas Involved in the J.J. Abrams Reboot?
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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With the news that J.J. Abrams will be directing the much-anticipated new “Star Wars” film, we realized he’s already demonstrated how the George Lucas series helped inspire his body of work. Daddy issues? Secret siblings? Cocky antiheroes who ultimately save the day? Check, check and check. And we could argue that “Lost”"s Hurley and Charlie owe something to R2D2 and C3PO, too.
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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)
With the musical “Smash” and horror drama “The River” premiering back to back, it seems like Steven Spielberg is executive producing just about everything on TV these days. How many shows is the busy media mogul responsible for, anyway? More than other multi-hyphenates like J.J. Abrams and Jerry Bruckheimer? We did the math and figured out which big-name exec producer has bragging rights to being the busiest this season.
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