J.J. Abrams‘ flip-flop in regards to Star Wars Episode VII certainly felt like a Jedi Mind Trick (thanks to Blastr for the above image) and the rest of today’s Star Wars Bits also cover both ends of the spectrum. Movies and games, positive and negative. Read about the following below:

  • Star Wars fan filmmaker Michael “Dorkman” Scott writes an open letter to J.J. Abrams.
  • Star Trek star Chris Pine is fine with Abrams switching franchises, as long as he comes back for Star Trek 3.
  • Warwick Davis says if he’s cast in Star Wars Episode VII, it would be historic.
  • An update to Star Wars Angry Birds called Escape From Hoth is now available. Read More »
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After a day of Zack Snyder Samurai Star Wars talk, it’s back to your regularly scheduled bits. After the jump, read about the following interesting goings on in the Star Wars Universe:

  • Joe Carnahan pitches two fan filmmakers as directors for Star Wars Episode VII.
  • Looper director Rian Johnson comments on directing the film.
  • After the White House denied us a Death Star, the Galactic Empire responds.
  • Princess Leia can now fly an X-Wing Fighter.
  • The Jedi Path: A Manual for Students of the Force is now an eBook.

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If you’re a Star Wars geek, than chances are you’ve seen the YouTube short films Ryan vs. Dorkman and the sequel RVD2, which has now been viewed over five million times. If you haven’t, I highly recommend you check them out (I’ve embedded RVD2 after the jump).

Michael “Dorkman” Scott has since produced a bunch of popular shorts including The Monkey Paw and Kung Fu Red. But Scott, who is internet famous for his fight choreography-driven internet short films, wants to make a transition into feature film directing. While the RVD shorts may have scored him meetings in Hollywood, he has been unable to find someone to take the risk and funding his feature directorial debut. RVD2 was one of the first internet crowdfunded films, and Scott has decided to similar approach to raise money for his first feature: a big screen version of Kung Fu Red.

To find out more about how you can pledge money towards the $60,000 goal, required by May 10th 2010, head on over to KickStarter.com. At the time of this post being published, they have surpassed $5,000 in pledges. After the jump you can find out more information about Kung Fu Red, watch the original short film, and find out how you can contribute.

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The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel

G.I. Joe: The Rise of the Cobra/Transformers producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura has signed a deal to produce a big screen adaptation of Michael Scott’s six-part fantasy book series The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel. di Bonaventura tells Variety that “Michael’s fantastic series is a natural evolution from Harry Potter,” but will it come close to the popularity of the teen wizard series?

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