J.J. Abrams has begun pre-production on “Star Wars: Episode IX” and tapped Victoria Mahoney as his second unit director, a major milestone for the franchise as its first African-American woman to serve in any directing role. Ava DuVernay, who recently directed “A Wrinkle in Time” for Disney, announced the news on her Twitter feed on […]
In his U.S. TV debut, British helmer Yann Demange is set to direct and executive produce the first episode of HBO’s high-profile straight-to-series drama Lovecraft Country , from newly minted Oscar winner Jordan Peele and his Monkeypaw Productions, J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot and Warner Bros Television. Based on the 2016 novel by Matt Ruff and written by Misha Green, Lovecraft Country follows Atticus Black as he joins up with his friend Letitia and his Uncle George to embark on…
There are few people who have worked on as many well-regarded franchises as JJ Abrams — producer and director of various Mission: Impossible, Star Wars, and Star Trek movies, along with co-creator of LOST. How, then, did Abrams manage to release an entire movie directly onto Netflix without anyone seemingly knowing beforehand? Because that’s exactly what happened with The Cloverfield Paradox — the third movie in the Cloverfield series — which was suddenly released onto the streaming service following the Super Bowl.
The next installment of the loosely connected “Cloverfield” film series, titled “God Particle,” has had its release date postponed yet again, Variety has confirmed. The film is now slated for an April 20, 2018 release. “God Particle,” which is produced by Paramount Pictures and J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot, was already shifted from its original Feb. […]
The cast of 'The Last Jedi' have their say on 'Star Wars' last remaining hero who remains MIA - Billy Dee Williams' Lando Calrissian.
The director has pitched a Star Trek film idea to Paramount and it could be based on these episodes from the original series and The Next Generation.
"Star Wars" fans who believe "The Force Awakens" ripped off the original film seek another director change.
"Undreground" executive producer Misha Green is writing the pilot and will serve as showrunner for the HBO drama.
J.J. Abrams loves movies, and he can make a passionate case for seeing them in the theater. But he does not love watching them at a particular theater in his wife’s hometown in Maine. “There is a theater chain that I’m convinced hates movies,” he told a dinner audience at the Milken Institute Global Conference... Read more »
Writer-producer-directors JJ Abrams and Jon Favreau have been in charge of some of Hollywood’s iconic franchises, from “Star Wars” to “Iron Man” to “The Jungle Book.” And the key to doing right by those storied names — and their rabid fans: attention to detail. In a dinner conversation with Apple senior vice president of internet software and services Eddy Cue at the Milken Global Conference in Beverly Hills, Favreau and Abrams talked about what goes into that stewardship — and the sometimes unreasonable expectations that come with it. “‘Star Wars’ isn’t a movie, it’s a religion,” Abrams said.
The hype surrounding ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ may have died down since its December release, but this latest video will have you in stitches. Reviews for the ‘Star Wars’ spin-off movie helmed by Gareth Edwards were generally rather positive. Since its pre-Christmas cinema release, the film has totalled just over $1 billion.
Paramount will wide release a new Cloverfield film in Imax on Oct. 27, the studio announced Thursday. Interestingly enough, God Particle — another film from J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions, which was previously set for a Feb. 24 release — was removed from the release schedule. The switch implies that God Particle is, in fact, the next title of the Cloverfield-connected universe.
J.J. Abrams wants you to know he hates doing commentary tracks. And with that, he kicks off his commentary track for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The director’s moment-by-moment, detailed analysis is, despite his protestations, perhaps the biggest selling point of the four-disc Force Awakens 3D collector’s edition that’s hitting stores on Nov. 15. The set is a marked improvement over the version released last spring, including all the previously released features with several new bells and whistles. ...
It’s been 50 years since Captain James T Kirk and pointy-eared pal Spock first strode onto our television screens, bringing us wide-eyed Apollo-era optimism, the world’s first interracial TV snog and furry space critters named Tribbles. It would be another 13 years, in the wake of Star Wars’ spectacular box office success, before the crew of the Enterprise made it to the big screen with 1979’s middling ‘Star Trek: The Motion Picture’. Since then there have been a round dozen films in total, with a 13th, the Simon Pegg-penned ‘Star Trek: Beyond’, due to hit multiplexes later this month.
Abrams directs Ridley in ‘The Force Awakens’ (Photo: Disney/Lucasfilm) By Dave McNary Paramount is developing supernatural drama Kolma with J.J. Abrams in talks to produce through his Bad Robot production company and Daisy Ridley in negotiations to star. Marielle Heller is attached to direct from a script by Megan Holley. Besides Abrams, producers are Ram Bergman, Sherryl Clark and David Lonner.
Clips tease extras awaiting fans on next month's Blu-ray/DVD releases of blockbuster hit that's revived the series
What is Princess Leia’s beef with Chewbacca? First she snubbed him by not awarding him with a medal at the end of ‘Star Wars’ and then she snubbed him at the end of ‘The Force Awakens’ at his most fragile moment in the series yet. JJ Abrams has held his hands up and admitted the second, arguably more devastating, snub is his biggest regret about making ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’.