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."
UPDATE: CONFIRMED STATEMENTS FROM GEORGE LUCAS AND J.J. ABRAMS:
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,”
ABRAMS CONFESSION AT SAN DIEGO'S COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL WITH WRITERS AND PRODUCERS OF STAR TREK ON 26TH JULY 2007.
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?