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Abrams Armstrong Project

Monday, January 21st, 2013

Paramount Pictures and Bad Robot (J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk) are going to make a movie based on disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong.

A deal was just made for the screen rights to Cycle of Lies: The Fall of Lance Armstrong, a book proposal written by Juliet Macur for Harper Collins.

Macur is a New York Times sports reporter who has covered Armstrong for over a decade, including his seven Tour de France wins, his recovery from cancer and allegations of doping.

Abrams Movie: All I’ve Got

Friday, January 18th, 2013

Ron Howard will be directing Kol Ma She’Yesh Li (All I’ve Got), an Israeli movie being produced by J.J. Abrams‘ Bad Robot at Paramount.

All I’ve Got is based on a 2003 Israeli TV movie of the week.

In All I’ve Got, the romance of a young couple is interrupted when the man is killed in a freak car accident. The woman moves on with her life and marries and has three children. Fifty years later, she dies and in the afterlife, faces a difficult choice. She can forget the memory of her life after the accident and become young again to be with her first love, or she can stay the same age and wait for her second husband to join her.

SFX Trek

Friday, January 11th, 2013

The latest issue of SFX Magazine (#231) features Star Trek, both Star Trek into Darkness and a look back at Star Trek: The Motion Picture, and five lucky UK fans will win a copy.

SFX interviewed Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto and Director J.J. Abrams for this issue.

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Trek Fan Loses Battle With Cancer

Monday, January 7th, 2013

A Star Trek fan with terminal cancer who had been granted his wish to see Star Trek into Darkness has passed away.

Daniel Craft‘s wish to see the movie had been posted by his friend on Reddit, and the wish eventually made its way to J.J. Abrams, who made a rough cut of the movie available for Dan and his wife Paige to see.

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Eve: Set Atmosphere Due To Abrams

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

Alice Eve was nervous at first when it came to joining a cast that knew each other from a previous film, but she was soon put at ease.

“It was nerve wracking,” she said. “Literally, I had to rock up in a room full of those people – Chris Pine, Simon Pegg, J.J. Abrams – and they all had this great rapport, and I had to walk in like the new girl.”

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Frakes: Fandom And Abrams Trek

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s Jonathan Frakes is grateful for Star Trek fans and very excited about the reboot of the Star Trek franchise.

It’s hard for the actor to believe that a show begun twenty-five years ago is still paying dividends. “It’s surreal that 25 years ago, something is still giving us this gift,” said Frakes. “I’m off to a convention this weekend to Comic-Con in New Orleans with all the cast. Just the idea that we still have an audience is astounding to me.”

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Star Trek Into Darkness Press Event

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

Several of the actors from Star Trek Into Darkness spoke about their characters and the movie while on a promotional tour in Japan.

The Japanese press saw the first nine minutes of the movie, but have to keep mum on what they saw until the preview officially debuts on December 14 at the IMAX screenings of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

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Abrams Production Names Director

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

God Particle, a doomer movie written by Oren Uziel and to be produced by J.J. Abrams, now has a director.

Julius Onah, a Nigerian-born director (Big Man, Little Girl Blue) will be taking on the assignment.

In God Particle, “After a physics experiment with a large Hadron accelerator causes the Earth to seemingly vanish completely, the terrified crew of an orbiting American space station is left floating in the middle of now-even-more-empty space. When a European spacecraft appears on their radar, the Americans must determine whether it’s their salvation, or a harbinger of doom.”

A Conversation With J.J. Abrams

Monday, November 26th, 2012

The latest Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab Conversations Series will feature Star Trek‘s J.J. Abrams.

Tomorrow at noon, Abrams will be the featured speaker, and the event will be webcast for those unable to attend the event in person.

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No Star Wars For Abrams

Monday, November 12th, 2012

Recently, J.J. Abrams‘ name came up on a list of potential directors for the new Star Wars sequel, but Abrams has removed himself from that list.

The names included Abrams, Jon Favreau (Iron Man) and Colin Trevorrow (Safety Not Guaranteed).

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Abrams To Receive Award

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

Star Trek‘s J.J. Abrams will be receiving an award from the Producers Guild of America (PGA).

The award is the Norman Lear Achievement Award.

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Abrams: The Villain And Some Lucky Fans

Monday, November 5th, 2012

In a recent video interview, J.J. Abrams gave an update on Star Trek Into Darkness and officially confirmed the villain.

“We’re just editing now,” said Abrams of Star Trek into Darkness, which will appear in theaters next May.

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Abrams Buys Beastlies Rights

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

J.J. Abrams has purchased both the film and the animated series rights to Beastlies; little hand-sculpted monsters.

Made of polymer clay, Beastlies are the creation of Leslie Levings, who sculpts them individually.

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New Abrams Drama Pilot Sold

Friday, October 12th, 2012

A new cop drama pilot from J.J. Abrams and Ken Olin (Alias) has been sold to The CW.

The title of the new Warner Bros. TV/Bad Robot drama is Electropolis.

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New Comedy Pilot For Abrams

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

A new J.J. Abrams comedy pilot based on forthcoming book will possibly be aired by Fox.

The pilot, Adulting, is taken from Kelly Williams Brown‘s Adulting: How to Become a Grown-up in 387 Easy(ish) Steps, which is due out next May.

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