Sunday, January 27, 2013

J.J. Abrams amazes Fans by directing Star Wars Sequel:

Star Trek teasers ended last Friday after a revealing announcement by WALT DISNEY and LUCASFILM. In epic news J.J. Abrams (Star Trek's movie director) is joining THE FORCE to direct........Star Wars Sequel: Episode VII. Can you believe it? Well its OFFICIAL. Perhaps we should have suspected mutiny, (just kidding) when Bad Robot/Paramount added 'INTO DARKNESS' to STAR TREK's 2013 sequel.

In a daring swoop gunning for trek's coolest frontiers, Lucasfilm's chief, Kathleen Kennedy beamed over to Bad Robot headquarters to meet J.J.Abrams in California! George Lucas's Star Wars progeny, the 'chosen one' nabbed Star Trek's brightest star right out from under our geeky noses.

Who assimilated who? you decide! Maybe Romulan spies working on the inside of Bad Robot HQ, helped pull this coup off? Isn't it fascinating why Lucasfilm specifically targeted J.J. Abram's Bad Robot company now the hottest movie production company in Hollywood.

Remember when Abrams said this? (Timewarp to 2007)

Statement regarding his STAR TREK involvement by  J. J. Abrams 

"If there's something I'm dying to see, it's the brilliance and optimism of (Gene) Roddenberry's world brought back to the big screen," said Abrams. "Alex and Bob wrote an amazing script that embraces and respects Trek canon, but charts its own course. Our goal is to make a picture for everyone — life-long fans and the uninitiated. Needless to say, I am honored and excited to be part of this next chapter of Star Trek." 

Hollywood Reporter reckons LucasFilm's chief clinched the deal with Kennedy landing Abrams for Disney. Considering Lucasfilm's President visited Bad Robot, theres little doubt Kennedy hyper-spaced were no woman has gone before, swooping a big deal for Disney. She really is a sneaky little denibian slime devil and smart too, LOL. The plan is for Kennedy to work with Director Abrams while Oscar winning screenwriter Michael Arndt has been plugging away since last October. The next Star Wars Sequel is expected to hit the big screen sometime in 2015.

President of Lucasfilm statement:
"It's very exciting to have JJ aboard leading the charge as we set off to make a new Star Wars movie," said Kathleen Kennedy in reports by Trekmovie and Hollywood Reporter.

Kennedy added "J.J. is the perfect director to helm this. Beyond having such great instincts as a filmmaker, he has an intuitive understanding of this franchise. He understands the essence of the Star Wars experience, and will bring that talent to create an unforgettable motion picture."


George Lucas said on Friday: “I’ve consistently been impressed with J.J. as a filmmaker and storyteller. He’s an ideal choice to direct the new Star Wars film and the legacy couldn’t be in better hands.”

Abrams: “To be a part of the next chapter of the Star Wars saga, to collaborate with Kathy Kennedy and this remarkable group of people, is an absolute honor,” 


In 2007, a Star Trek COMIC CON yielded J.J. Abrams fessing up about Star Wars. It was like STAR WARS "confession" time where he trekked all to a packed hall of STAR TREK'S FANS! WOW! Blow me down, did Abrams really admit he was a Star Wars fanboy? So heres J.J. Abrams remarks from Comic Con in 2007.

What did you make of J.J. Abram's Comic Con? Who are you rooting for Star Trek or Star Wars?


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Still not sure how I feel about him directing both.

Tony Laplume said...

My concern isn't so much for Into Darkness or Episode VII, but Star Trek XIII.

Mark Means said...

I don't think Star Wars will be any worse couldn't be any worse than the past three offerings and I enjoyed Star Trek, for the most part.

Here's hoping!

Spacerguy said...

Still waiting for Abrams to make his next move, Alex

Lucasfilm and BadRobot, imagine what they'll produce. You raised an excellent concern, Tony. Where does Paramount Pictures take Star Trek without Abrams?

Directing two sci-fi franchises is a lot on anybodies plate. How will the Force keep pace in a race with the Final Frontier?

The Armchair Squid said...

Now he just needs to direct a Doctor Who episode and he'll have the ultimate sci-fi hat trick.

Let's be honest. Anything is better than letting Lucas direct another movie himself!!!

Spacerguy said...

I guess he couldn't resist that call from the dark side.

J.J. Abrams said on Friday "I may be even more grateful to George Lucas now than I was as a kid."

nutschell said...

I actually like JJ Abrams. I think he'll do a great job on both.

Ellie Garratt said...

Whilst I think he will do a superb job my heart will always with be Star Trek. We've waited four years for Into Darkness. How long will wait for another?

Spacerguy said...

Star Trek, Star Wars, STAR TREK Nutschell. Abram's is the greatest directing but what do Star Trek fans call him now?

You took the words out of my mouth Ellie. Star Trek Into Darkness was fraught with delays. On Sept 7th 2012 Project HH was finally given a proper title much to my relief.

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