“Preposterous,” “ridiculous” and “completely insane.” Those are the exact words J.J. Abrams uses to describe the fact he’s behind not only Hollywood’s current iteration of Star Trek, but will soon helm Star Wars Episode VII. The director recently conducted a revealing, entertaining interview with Playboy Magazine and in it, he talked at length about the process of deciding to do Star Wars, differentiating that film from Star Trek, sex in his movies, Tom Cruise’s Scientology, the endings of Lost, Fringe, and his role on Revolution. It’s a great interview and I highly suggest you check it out in full.
But let’s concentrate on what Abrams had to say about Star Wars. Playboy flat out asks him about old cast members returning as well as the trilogy’s timeline and Abrams refuses to answer. He does, however, reveal he will be seeking feedback on his decisions from Star Wars creator George Lucas. Lucas’s role in the new films has been, and continues to be, somewhat vague, so this shines a bit of light on his participation. Abrams also discusses the intense pressures of taking on this film and the core questions he’s asking to make sure he doesn’t suffer the same kind of backlash Lucas got for Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace.
And if that wasn’t enough, Abrams also discusses Cloverfield 2, a possible Alias movie, and admits he still could direct a third Star Trek film. Read More »
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Here’s the last big trailer for JJ Abrams‘ Star Trek Into Darkness before the film opens in May. This one gives more plot hints, as Kirk (Chris Pine) dashes off on a vengeful mission against the John Harrison (Benedict Cumberbatch) only to learn he is massively outgunned.
There are a lot of familiar elements here, particularly Kirk’s headstrong nature, his will to overcome all obstacles, and the near-destruction of the Enterprise. They’re all things we’ve seen in trailers for the film, but here they feel much more characteristically Star Trek. What does that bode for the film? We’ll find out soon, but in the meantime this is a rousing trailer. Read More »
In just over a month, J.J. Abrams‘ second Star Trek film, Star Trek Into Darkness, opens its regular run. (The film will actually premiere in April, with galas set for different countries beginning with an Australian event on April 23.)
As we hit the last stretch until the film opens up to a general audience, we’ve got a new international poster promising the end of the Earth, along with high-res versions of photos that have appeared in magazines and online over the past week. The pics show much of the cast — which includes Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, John Cho, Bruce Greenwood, Simon Pegg, Anton Yelchin, Benedict Cumberbatch, Alice Eve and Peter Weller — while the poster continues the image of Cumberbatch’s villain as a dominating force. Read More »
There are officially less than two months until J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek Into Darkness warps into theaters. Doesn’t it feel like we’ve been talking about this film forever? That’s because we have. The first article /Film wrote about the film went up a mere month after 2009′s Star Trek was in theaters. You can read it here. In it, the question about the potential that Khan would be in the movie was discussed. Going on four years later, we still don’t know that answer for sure, even though the latest trailer certainly suggests it.
A new batch of images won’t add any clarity to that topic, but they will add some fire to your already burning desire to see the film. In the pics, we see several members of the U.S.S. Enterprise engaged in what seem to be heavy gun battles, and we can look at a piece of tech named MC-9321. Read More »
In the coming months J.J. Abrams is going to have a very interesting perspective on the eternal geek debate of Star Trek vs. Star Wars. He is (figuratively) helming both the U.S.S. Enterprise in this year’s Star Trek Into Darkness and an X-Wing Fighter (or something) in Star Wars Episode VII. With the former coming out in just a few short months, the director will soon be turning his full attention to a galaxy far, far away. In addition, he’ll be pressed to talk about it while promoting the new Trek.
In one of his first major interviews leading up to the release of the May 17 Trek sequel, Abrams spoke to Empire Magazine about his frame of mind and approach to Star Wars. He says he’s approaching it from a place of excitement and passion and also admitted Steven Spielberg was one of the primary reasons for him taking the job. Read his quotes below. Read More »
Posted on Friday, March 22nd, 2013 by Angie Han
Way back before Superman Returns or even Batman Begins, Warner Bros. tried to revive their DC film franchise with writer J.J. Abrams. That project, titled Superman: Flyby, never came to pass, but now Abrams has offered some explanation as to what his film would’ve been. Turns out it’s not totally different from what became Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel. Hit the jump to read more.
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Here’s the actual second poster for J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek Into Darkness. If you’re having flashbacks to Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol while looking at it, you aren’t alone. In color scheme and composition, the posters are incredibly similar. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, though. Ghost Protocol was a fantastic sequel and if Into Darkness lives up to that, we’re going to be very happy come May 17. Check out the new poster below. Read More »
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We’re less than two months away from finally seeing Star Trek Into Darkness. That’s a nice feeling, isn’t it? J.J. Abrams and his crew have been hard at work finishing the IMAX 3D film that will tell the continuing stories of the U.S.S. Enterprise and a brand new international trailer has just come online to pump you up a bit. And pump you up it will.
It features tons of new footage and major stories points from the still somewhat mysterious film starring Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Benedict Cumberbatch (above, featured very prominently in this trailer), Zoe Saldana, John Cho, Simon Pegg, Bruce Greenwood, Peter Weller, Alice Eve and many more. Read More »