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Posts Tagged ‘Abrams’

Landing Abrams For Star Wars

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

For Kathleen Kennedy, knowing how to approach J.J. Abrams was key in getting him to say “yes” to directing the next Star Wars movie.

Kennedy, the head of Lucasfilm, had known Abrams since he was fourteen.

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Abrams At D.I.C.E

Monday, January 28th, 2013

J.J. Abrams will join Gabe Newell for a keynote discussion at 2013’s DICE (Design, Innovate, Communicate, Entertain) Summit.

The D.I.C.E. Summit is a “video game conference which honors interactive entertainment culture and all creative culture in [a] rapidly changing global theater.”

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Abrams: Star Wars AND Star Trek

Friday, January 25th, 2013

Fans upset over the news that J.J. Abrams will be directing the next Star Wars movie, worry not, he’s not leaving Star Trek behind.

Paramount Vice Chairman Rob Moore reassured fans that Abrams would still be involved with Trek and with Mission: Impossible.

“J.J. will continue to develop projects for us including a new Mission: Impossible, and he is committed to produce another Star Trek,” said Moore.

So at the very least, Abrams would be producing the third Trek movie, if not directing it.

Abrams To Direct Next Star Wars Film

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

Although he once said that he would not do it, word is that J.J. Abrams will be directing the next Star Wars film for Disney.

“It’s [a] done deal with J.J.,” an unnamed source told Deadline today.

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Abrams: Expect To Cry

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Fans going to see Star Trek Into Darkness this May should bring along some Kleenex.

The villain John Harrison “tears into the fabric of the world and the Enterprise family,” said Benedict Cumberbatch, who plays Harrison. “It leaves a trail of devastation.”

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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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