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With one of his major accolades being the successful rebooting the entire Star Trek franchise, one would think that no particular project could intimidate J.J. Abrams. Well, it turns out that his work with the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens has him excited, but also a bit freaked - for one reason in particular.
J.J. Abrams’ currently is bearing the weight on ludicrous expectations on his shoulders, and I’m sure that he wants to disappear for a while once post-production finally wraps on this anticipated Star Wars endeavor. But he might not be gone for too long.
J.J. Abrams knows that every frame of footage he releases will be held up to incredible scrutiny. He wants to entice the fan base. But he wants to please them, as well.
The Star Wars fan site Making Star Wars has tracked every step of the production process on J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The latest rumor that they dropped, though… it’s massive.
There has been tons of discussion over Star Wars: The Force Awakens since the teaser trailer dropped back in November of last year. But the one thing that keeps coming up is the topic of the new and “improved?” lightsaber, so much so in fact that director J.J. Abrams has decided to to comment.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens has won JJ Abrams his first award, over 10 months before it actually hits cinemas.
We all react to incidents in different ways. But if you’re like Star Wars: Episode 7 director J.J. Abrams, you might turn all this pent-up energy into an emotional speech about how beautiful the moon is. At least, this was what happened after Harrison Ford broke his leg.
If you think about how gluttonous we all are around Star Wars: Episode 7 clues, teases and spoilers, just imagine how desperate those pesky paparazzi are to get their hands on the next look. According to Luke Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill, he and the rest of the cast and crew have had to take extra precautions on the set to avoid some pretty crazy methods.
We all know that J.J. Abrams lured these legends back to the franchise for what amounts to Episode 7. Why didn’t we see them? Well, it turns out they’ll likely be in the next tease, and now we know when it is coming.
Did you know that Star Wars creator George Lucas originally made plans to write and direct the continuation himself before the big buy? Turns out it was a lot more extensive than he thought, which was why he put a cork on that inkling.
We’re still months away from having our first Star Wars movie in theaters in years. I’m thinking a new trailer might drop soon, maybe even with some dialogue that clarifies the direction Kinberg and Abrams want this new franchise to head.
Want to know how many lens flares are actually used in Star Trek Into Darkness? Because someone has actually counted, and you'll be quite amazed at how many times J.J. Abrams turned to the special effect.
The pressure has got to be getting to J.J. Abrams. Not only did he switch sides during the great and unsaid war between Star Trek and Star Wars, but he’s been bombarded day in and day out by impatient fans looking for their next Star Wars: Episode 7 fix. Well, guess what? We’re right. Abrams is not just anxious by all the attention, he’s damn near terrified.
Justin Lin has been named director of Star Trek 3. With a new director on board, we can expect a few changes in the Star Trek franchise.
The video is a culmination of a fundraising effort J.J. Abrams started months ago to drive awareness and funds to UNICEF. Those who contributed were competing to earn a walk-on part in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
It looks like J.J. Abrams is adding another sci-fi title to his resume. He’s now scooped up another exciting project. Abrams and the folks at Bad Robot are now set to back a mysterious, untitled, new sci-fi project, to be directed by Chris Alender, which is currently in development at Sony Pictures.
The Wes Anderson spoof isn’t the only one out there, of course. But it’s one of the most clever we’ve seen, because it understands exactly how the “voice” of certain footage can change so drastically with mild alterations to tone, music and specific edits.
This morning it looked like only nine movie theaters nationwide would be showing the special early teaser trailer for the hotly anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but it turns out that list only consisted of the Regal Cinemas that were participating in the event. In actuality, there will be 30 theaters around the United States and Canada playing the first look footage, and now all of those locations have been identified.
It’s safe to say that Star Wars: The Force Awakens hasn’t been the most popular film title to ever be unveiled. In fact, the response to its announcement was rather tepid. While it hasn’t been roundly chastised, it hasn't exactly been celebrated either. But who came up with it? Disney CEO Bob Iger has the answer.
As many pointed out on Twitter after the title was revealed, Awakens follows the expected Rises, Dawn and from-the-ashes tone that basically every film franchise tries to dial into nowadays. That doesn’t mean that The Force Awakens is a bad title, by any stretch. Just that it’s an intentionally vague one.
On the final day of filming, J.J. Abrams was quick to express his gratitude for all his crew's hard work. How you may ask?
J.J. Abrams has a lot of pressure to deliver with the first trailer for December 2015’s Star Wars: Episode VII. So, what do we hope that he chooses to include in the first teaser (when it eventually drops)? Let’s run through the options.
Star Wars’ English connection is set to flourish after Kathleen Kennedy opened up a new Industrial Light & Magic location in London. The English capital is currently being used to shoot Star Wars: Episode VII, and Kennedy even teased that further installments to the franchise will be filmed in Blighty, too.
It's well known that J.J. Abrams is a filmmaker who is a big fan of the "Big Screen Experience." This legacy has continued with the filming of Star Wars: Episode VII, and, as it turns out, the writer/director is so serious about it that he actually got special poster designed warning visitors to the set that they absolutely cannot say anything about what they get to see from the movie.
Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: Episode VII are without question the two biggest Hollywood films currently in production, but what's strange is the fact that there appears to be a bizarre rivalry that exists between them. As it turns out, there is one man fully responsible for the whole thing.