J.J. Abrams - Demimonde Series

If there’s one complaint that fans have about the new Star Wars trilogy across the board, it’s that the story wasn’t completely planned out across all three movies. Instead, Lucasfilm intended to have different filmmakers tackle each chapter, simply picking up where the last movie left off. That means fans were left with a trilogy that felt a little disjointed, and a recent interview with J.J. Abrams seems to imply that he agrees the new Star Wars trilogy would have benefited from plotting all three movies from the beginning. Read More »

portal movie

It’s been eight long years since J.J. Abrams and video game producer Gabe Newell brought together their Bad Robot and Valve companies to collaborate on feature film adaptations of Valve’s wildly popular video game franchises Portal and Half-Life. And it’s been five years since we’ve heard an update on either film. But Abrams finally has an update on the long-awaited Portal movie, which the producer and filmmaker says is back on track.

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batman animated series

The Caped Crusader is returning to the cartoon world. A new Batman animated series is coming to HBO Max, with J.J. Abrams and The Batman director Matt Reeves teaming up with DC animated universe veteran Bruce Timm to create a noir-inspired take on the comic book hero.

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Abrams won't direct DC

In the fall of 2019, J.J. Abrams (Star Trek, Star Wars: The Force Awakens) closed a $250 million deal to write, produce, and direct projects for WarnerMedia, turning down a staggering $500 million that was offered by Apple at the time. One of the reasons Abrams chose WarnerMedia was because of the deep reservoirs of intellectual property that his Bad Robot production company could mine – IP that includes things like Justice League Dark, Constantine, Superman, and more from DC Comics.

But temper your expectations, because Abrams does not plan to direct any DC-related projects. In a new interview, the filmmaker explains that he’s committed to generating original ideas instead. Read More »

J.J. Abrams on The Simpsons

The Simpsons was recently renewed for two more seasons, keeping the animated sitcom going strong as the longest-running primetime scripted series of all time. This weekend they’ll be getting a boost from one of the biggest blockbuster filmmakers of the 21st century. Star Wars and Star Trek director J.J. Abrams is making an appearance on The Simpsons this weekend, and as you’ll see in a teaser clip, he’s bringing some of his trademark lens flares with him.
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Josh Holloway, who memorably played Sawyer on Lost, is reuniting with Lost co-creator J.J. Abrams for Duster, a new HBO Max series. It was previously announced that the series would be co-written by Abrams & LaToya Morgan, and now Holloway will play the lead, a getaway driver for a growing crime syndicate. It’s one of several shows headed to HBO Max from Abrams’s Bad Robot Productions.

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Superman reboot Ta-Nehisi Coates

A new Superman reboot is headed to the screen courtesy of acclaimed writer Ta-Nehisi Coates and producer J.J. Abrams. Coates, author of Between the World and Me and We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy, a writer for The New York Times Magazine and The Washington Post, and the writer on acclaimed comic runs of Black Panther and Captain America, said he looks “forward to meaningfully adding to the legacy of America’s most iconic mythic hero.”

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J.J. Abrams Responds to Critics

Hot on the heels of the recent news that HBO Max has J.J. Abrams‘ Bad Robot production banner developing a new series focusing on the DC Comics character Constantine, the streaming service has picked up an original series called Subject to Change from the filmmaker. Read More »

constantine reboot series

Smoke ’em if you got ’em because a Constantine reboot is in the works at HBO Max. J.J. Abrams‘ Bad Robot is developing the series, which is based on the DC Comics character who first appeared in the pages of The Saga of Swamp Thing and went on to lead his own book Hellblazer. A Constantine movie featuring Keanu Reeves was released in 2005 and a previous Constantine TV series ran for one season on NBC, and now a new one is on the way.

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Dragon who lives on a farm

J.J. Abrams and his Bad Robot production company have a new TV project in the works. It’s called Burn, and the show will be an adaptation of author Patrick Ness‘s new fantasy novel about a Cold War family that hires a dragon to work on their farm. Read More »